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Definitions of pencil

  1. To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To write, sketch, etc., with, or as with, a pencil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To write, sketch, or mark with a pencil: to paint or draw:-pr.p. pencilling; pa.t. and pa.p. pencilled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To write, draw, or paint with a pencil. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To mark, write, or draw with a pencil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To mark, paint or draw, as with a pencil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To write, mark, or sketch with a pencil; to delineate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face; "an eyebrow pencil" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication; "the words were scribbled in pencil"; "this artist's favorite medium is pencil" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A number of lines that intersect in one point, the point of intersection being called the pencil point. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A small medicated bougie. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or in a case, which forms a handle, - used for drawing or writing. See Graphite. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A small fine brush used by artists; a pointed instrument of black lead, etc., often inclosed in wood, and used for writing, drawing, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Small brush for painting; instrument of black lead, &c., for writing or drawing; a collection of rays. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. A long, pointed strip of wood enclosing a slip of graphite, slate, etc., used for writing, drawing, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A small, finely pointed paintbrush. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A group of lines or rays diverging from a given point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A small brush used by painters for laying on colours; a pointed instrument of black-lead, coloured chalk, &c.; a collection of rays of light. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A thin strip or thread of plumbago or black-lead, or other substance, generally enclosed in a cover of soft wood, and pointed at one end, used for writing or drawing; a small fine brush used in painting; the art of drawing; a collection of rays of light converging to, or diverging from, a single point. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pencil

  1. " You will find," said the quiet voice of Monsieur Dupont, " a pencil in the ground at the exact spot. – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  2. We shall begin digging here," and he made a small mark with a pencil on the map. – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
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