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pencil meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of pencil at MeaningMonkey.org. pencil meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of pencil (noun)

  1. a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
  2. 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"
  3. a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
  4. a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face
    • "an eyebrow pencil"


Definition of pencil (verb)

  1. write, draw, or trace with a pencil
    • "he penciled a figure"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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