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pen

noun [C] uk   us   /pen/

pen noun [C] (FOR WRITING)

A1 a long, thin object used for writing or drawing with ink: a fountain/ballpoint/felt-tip pen Don't write in pen (= using a pen), or you won't be able to rub out any mistakes you make.
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pen noun [C] (ENCLOSED SPACE)

a small area surrounded by a fence, especially one in which animals are kept: a sheep/pig pen
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US slang for penitentiary : He served nine years in the state pen.

pen

verb [T] uk   us   /pen/ (-nn-) formal
to write something: She penned a note of thanks to her hostess.
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Translations of “pen”
in Arabic قَلَم…
in Korean 펜…
in Malaysian petak…
in French enclos…
in Turkish dolma kalem, ağıl, hayvan barınağı…
in Italian penna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書寫工具, (用墨水的)筆…
in Russian ручка, загон…
in Polish długopis, zagroda…
in Vietnamese chỗ quây kín…
in Spanish corral…
in Portuguese caneta…
in Thai คอก…
in German der Pferch…
in Catalan bolígraf, ploma…
in Japanese ペン…
in Indonesian kandang terbuka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书写工具, (用墨水的)笔…
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