pen Definition

  • 1a long, thin object used for writing or drawing with ink
  • 2an enclosure for keeping animals in

Using pen: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pen" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She took out a pen and started writing.

  • Example

    He drew a picture using a pen and ink.

  • Example

    The farmer built a pen to keep his sheep in.

  • Example

    The zoo has a pen for the elephants.

pen Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for pen

Phrases with pen

  • pen and paper

    a writing surface and something to write with


    I always carry a pen and paper with me in case I need to take notes.

  • an enclosure for keeping pigs in


    The farmer built a pig pen in the corner of the field.

  • a name used by a writer instead of their real name


    Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Clemens.


Summary: pen in Brief

A 'pen' [pen] is a long, thin object used for writing or drawing with ink. It can also refer to an enclosure for keeping animals in, such as a sheep pen or pig pen. Common phrases include 'pen and paper,' and 'pen name.'

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