A pen is a long thin object which you use to write in ink.
If someone pens a letter, article, or book, they write it.
e.g. I really intended to pen this letter to you early this morning...
e.g. She penned a short memo to his private secretary.
A pen is also a small area with a fence round it in which farm animals are kept for a short time.
e.g. ...a holding pen for sheep...
e.g. He wasn't sure exactly how a fox could have got into the sheep's pen.
If people or animals are penned somewhere or are penned up, they are forced to remain in a very small area.
e.g. ...to drive the cattle back to the house so they could be milked and penned for the night...
e.g. The goats are penned in and fodder has to be cut and carried each day...
People sometimes say the pen to refer to a prison.
If you put pen to paper, you write something.
e.g. Whenever he put pen to paper he was at a loss for the right words to break the news.
1. Melted wax flows through the tip of the pen making it possible to write words or draw edging and other decoration on a candle.
2. " Playing cello was as natural as picking up a pen and writing, " he recalls.
3. The wheels of change have percolated down to even small manufacturing units like pen makers in Ningbo.
4. The images are stored in the pen on a memory chip like those found in digital cameras.
5. Lei's initial design shows the great reformer and civil rights icon holding a pen in his left hand.
6. The Color Picker is a concept pen that can scan colors from and mimic that color for drawing.
7. The shabby adobe house where he lived in the past becomes a sheep pen now.
8. Schmidt started writing poems before adolescence, but decided she wouldn't live by her pen.
9. Photoshop features a pen that will copy the color settings of what you are monitoring onscreen to use as a color in your program.
10. Advanced soldering pens may easily control the temperature, and are equipped with multiple special penpoints.
1. female swan
2. a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
3. an enclosure for confining livestock
4. a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
5. a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
1. produce a literary work
e.g. She composed a poem
He wrote four novels
名词笔，笔尖; 笔法，文笔; 作家; 围栏
及物动词写; 把…关入栏中; 关押，囚禁
1. I penned a letter to my aunt today.
1. The contract must be signed with a pen, not a pencil.
2. He has a lively pen.
3. The dog chased the sheep into the pen.
4. He lives by his pen.