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pen·cil

 (pĕn′səl)
n.
1. A narrow, generally cylindrical implement for writing, drawing, or marking, consisting of a thin rod of graphite, colored wax, or similar substance encased in wood or held in a mechanical holder.
2. Something shaped or used like a pencil, especially a narrow medicated or cosmetic stick: an eyebrow pencil.
3.
a. A style or technique in drawing or delineating.
b. Descriptive skill: "His characters are drawn with a strong pencil" (Henry Hallam).
c. An artist's brush, especially a fine one.
4. Physics A beam of radiant energy in the form of a narrow cone or cylinder.
5. Mathematics A family of geometric objects, such as lines, that have a common property, such as passage through a given line in a given plane.
tr.v. pen·ciled, pen·cil·ing, pen·cils also pen·cilled or pen·cil·ling
1. To write or produce by using a pencil.
2. To mark or color with or as if with a pencil.
Phrasal Verbs:
pencil in
1. To schedule tentatively: penciled in a staff meeting for 3:00.
2. To schedule a tentative appointment with: penciled him in for lunch next Monday.
pencil out
1. To calculate or estimate (projected profits and losses or other figures): penciled out the likely sales for the new product.
2. To appear likely to be of sufficient benefit to justify the projected costs: rejected the proposed merger because it failed to pencil out.

[Middle English pencel, artist's brush, from Old French pincel, peincel, from Vulgar Latin *pēnicellus, alteration of Latin pēnicillus, diminutive of pēniculus; see pes- in Indo-European rootsdiminutive of pēnis, tail, brush; see pes- in Indo-European roots.]

pen′cil·er, pen′cil·ler n.

pencil

(ˈpɛnsəl)
n
1.
a. a thin cylindrical instrument used for writing, drawing, etc, consisting of a rod of graphite or other marking substance, usually either encased in wood and sharpened or held in a mechanical metal device
b. (as modifier): a pencil drawing.
2. something similar in shape or function: a styptic pencil; an eyebrow pencil.
3. (General Physics) a narrow set of lines or rays, such as light rays, diverging from or converging to a point
4. (Art Terms) archaic an artist's fine paintbrush
5. (Art Terms) rare an artist's individual style or technique in drawing
vb (tr) , -cils, -cilling or -cilled, -cils, -ciling or -ciled
6. to draw, colour, or write with a pencil
7. to mark with a pencil
8. pencil in to note, arrange, include, etc provisionally or tentatively
[C14: from Old French pincel, from Latin pēnicillus painter's brush, from pēniculus a little tail, from pēnis tail]
ˈpenciller, ˈpenciler n

pen•cil

(ˈpɛn səl)

n., v. -ciled, -cil•ing (esp. Brit.) -cilled, -cil•ling. n.
1. a slender tube of wood, metal, etc., containing a core of graphite, a solid coloring material, or the like, used for writing or drawing.
2. a stick of cosmetic coloring material for use on the eyebrows, eyelids, etc.
3. a stick of medicated material.
4. a narrow set of lines, light rays, or the like, diverging from or converging to a point: a pencil of sunlight.
5. a slender, pointed piece of a substance used for marking.
6. skill in drawing.
7. Archaic. an artist's paintbrush, esp. for fine work.
v.t.
8. to write, draw, or mark with or as if with a pencil.
9. pencil in, to schedule or list tentatively, by or as if by writing down in pencil rather than in ink.
[1350–1400; Middle English pencel < Middle French pincel « Latin pēnicillus painter's brush or pencil, diminutive of pēniculus little tail. See penis, -cule1]

Pencil

 a small tuft; a slender cylinder of articles formed into the shape of a pencil.
Examples: pencil of feathers; of hairs, 1776; of lines (a group term in mathematics); of light rain, 1705.

pencil


Past participle: pencilled
Gerund: pencilling

Imperative
pencil
pencil
Present
I pencil
you pencil
he/she/it pencils
we pencil
you pencil
they pencil
Preterite
I pencilled
you pencilled
he/she/it pencilled
we pencilled
you pencilled
they pencilled
Present Continuous
I am pencilling
you are pencilling
he/she/it is pencilling
we are pencilling
you are pencilling
they are pencilling
Present Perfect
I have pencilled
you have pencilled
he/she/it has pencilled
we have pencilled
you have pencilled
they have pencilled
Past Continuous
I was pencilling
you were pencilling
he/she/it was pencilling
we were pencilling
you were pencilling
they were pencilling
Past Perfect
I had pencilled
you had pencilled
he/she/it had pencilled
we had pencilled
you had pencilled
they had pencilled
Future
I will pencil
you will pencil
he/she/it will pencil
we will pencil
you will pencil
they will pencil
Future Perfect
I will have pencilled
you will have pencilled
he/she/it will have pencilled
we will have pencilled
you will have pencilled
they will have pencilled
Future Continuous
I will be pencilling
you will be pencilling
he/she/it will be pencilling
we will be pencilling
you will be pencilling
they will be pencilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pencilling
you have been pencilling
he/she/it has been pencilling
we have been pencilling
you have been pencilling
they have been pencilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pencilling
you will have been pencilling
he/she/it will have been pencilling
we will have been pencilling
you will have been pencilling
they will have been pencilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pencilling
you had been pencilling
he/she/it had been pencilling
we had been pencilling
you had been pencilling
they had been pencilling
Conditional
I would pencil
you would pencil
he/she/it would pencil
we would pencil
you would pencil
they would pencil
Past Conditional
I would have pencilled
you would have pencilled
he/she/it would have pencilled
we would have pencilled
you would have pencilled
they would have pencilled

pencil

A mixture of graphite and clay in stick form covered by a hard casing. The greater the clay element, the harder the pencil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pencil - a thin cylindrical pointed writing implementpencil - a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
lead pencil - pencil that has graphite as the marking substance
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
pencil eraser, rubber eraser, rubber - an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil
slate pencil - a pencil of soft slate (or soapstone) used for writing on a slate
writing implement - an implement that is used to write
tip, peak, point - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
2.pencil - 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"
black lead, graphite, plumbago - used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
3.pencil - a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
4.pencil - a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face; "an eyebrow pencil"
cosmetic - a toiletry designed to beautify the body
Verb1.pencil - write, draw, or trace with a pencil; "he penciled a figure"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"

pencil

noun
pencil something or someone in provisionally arrange, make a provisional arrangement for, arrange tentatively, arrange subject to confirmation The tour was pencilled in for the following March. I'll pencil you in for two this afternoon.
Translations
قَلَمُ رِصَاصٍقَلَم رَصاصيَكْتُب بالقَلَم
tužkapsát/kreslit tužkou
blyantblyants-
مداد
lyijykynätehdätunkea
olovka
ceruzaceruzával ír
blýanturblÿanturskrifa/teikna meî blÿanti
鉛筆
연필
pieštukasrašyti pieštukupiešti pieštuku
zīmēt ar zīmulizīmulis
ceruzkapísať/kresliť ceruzkou
svinčnik
olovkapisaljka
blyertspennapenna
ดินสอ
kurşun kalemkurşun kalemle yazmak
bút chì

pencil

[ˈpensl]
A. Nlápiz m, lapicero m; (= propelling pencil) → lapicero m
to draw in pencildibujar con lápiz
to write in pencilescribir a lápiz
see also eyebrow B
B. VT (also pencil in) → escribir a lápiz
a pencilled noteuna nota escrita a lápiz
C. CPD pencil box Ncajita f para lápices
pencil case Nestuche m (para lápices), plumero m, plumier m (Sp)
pencil drawing Ndibujo m a lápiz
pencil sharpener Nsacapuntas m inv
pencil skirt Nfalda f tubo
pencil torch Nlinterna f muy fina
pencil in VT + ADVapuntar (con lápiz) (fig) [+ appointment] → apuntar con carácter provisional
I'll pencil you in for Thursdayde momento te apunto para el jueves

pencil

[ˈpɛnsəl] ncrayon m
in pencil → au crayon
pencil in
vt sep [+ appointment] → fixer provisoirement
to pencil sb in (for appointment)marquer qn provisoirementpencil case ntrousse f (d'écolier)pencil pusher n (US)gratte-papier mpencil sharpener ntaille-crayon m

pencil

nBleistift m; (= eyebrow pencil)Augenbrauenstift m; (Math, Phys: of lines, rays etc) → Büschel nt
vtmit Bleistift schreiben/zeichnen etc; pencilled eyebrowsnachgezogene Augenbrauen pl
attrBleistift-; linemit Bleistift gezogen; pencil sketchBleistiftskizze f

pencil

:
pencil box
nFederkasten m
pencil case
pencil sharpener
n(Bleistift)spitzer m
pencil skirt
nenger Rock

pencil

[ˈpɛnsl]
1. nmatita
2. adj (drawing, line) → a matita
pencil in vt + adv (note) → scrivere a matita (fig) (date) → segnarsi provvisoriamente

pencil

(ˈpensl) noun
a long, thin instrument (usually of wood) containing a thin stick of graphite or some similar solid substance for writing or drawing. This pencil needs sharpening / to be sharpened; He wrote in pencil; (also adjective) a pencil sharpener.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpencilled , (American) ˈpenciled
to write or draw with a pencil. He pencilled an outline of the house.

pencil

قَلَمُ رِصَاصٍ tužka blyant Bleistift μολύβι lápiz lyijykynä crayon olovka matita 鉛筆 연필 potlood blyant ołówek lápis карандаш blyertspenna ดินสอ kurşun kalem bút chì 铅笔
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So determined was she that the boy should this time feel the weight of her wrath that, although she would not allow the marshal to interfere with his adventure, she got out a pencil and paper and wrote down a series of sharp, sting- ing reproofs she intended to pour out upon him.
We shall begin digging here," and he made a small mark with a pencil on the map.
She hoped that Edna would go to see her in the city, and wrote her address with the stub of a pencil on a piece of card which she found in her pocket.
We heard the turning of a key in a small lock; she has opened a secret drawer of an escritoire, and is probably looking at a certain miniature, done in Malbone's most perfect style, and representing a face worthy of no less delicate a pencil.
I turned and saw that Flora, whom, ten minutes before, I had established in the schoolroom with a sheet of white paper, a pencil, and a copy of nice "round o's," now presented herself to view at the open door.
Then seating himself before it, you would have seen him intently study the various lines and shadings which there met his eye; and with slow but steady pencil trace additional courses over spaces that before were blank.
At length the desired observation was taken; and with his pencil upon his ivory leg, Ahab soon calculated what his latitude must be at that precise instant.
The girls worked at a long table, and behind them walked a woman with pencil and notebook, keeping count of the number they finished.
said Uncle Tom, looking with a respectful, admiring air, as his young teacher flourishingly scrawled q's and g's innumerable for his edification; and then, taking the pencil in his big, heavy fingers, he patiently recommenced.
He got in all the details, and that is a good thing in a local item: you see, he had kept books for the undertaker- department of his church when he was younger, and there, you know, the money's in the details; the more details, the more swag: bearers, mutes, candles, prayers -- everything counts; and if the bereaved don't buy prayers enough you mark up your candles with a forked pencil, and your bill shows up all right.
Tom said it was a good idea, so he took a pencil and wrote it in.
Then they sat together, with a slate before them, and Tom gave Becky the pencil and held her hand in his, guiding it, and so created another surprising house.