pencil


Definition: Meaning of, pencil in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpɛns(ə)l;ˈpɛnsɪl /

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Singular Plural
pencil pencils
[uncountable and countable]
  1. an instrument that you use for writing or drawing, consisting of a wooden stick with a thin piece of a black or coloured substance in the middle
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
pencil pencilled, penciled pencilled, penciled
Present Participle Third Person Singular
pencilling, penciling pencils
[British English] [American English] [transitive]
  1. to write something or make a mark with a pencil
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pencil used in phrases

  • blue-pencil (verb)
    1. cut or eliminate
  • eyebrow pencil (noun)
    1. a special pencil you can use to make your eyebrows darker
  • lead pencil (noun)
    1. pencil that has graphite as the marking substance
  • mechanical pencil (noun)
    1. American English a pencil made of metal or plastic, with a thin piece of LEAD (= the part that you write with) inside [=  propelling pencil British English]
  • pencil box (noun)
    1. a box for holding pencils
  • pencil case (noun)
    1. a bag or box to carry pens and pencils in
  • pencil cedar (noun)
    1. any of several junipers with wood suitable for making pencils
    2. wood of a pencil cedar tree; used for making pencils
  • pencil cedar tree (noun)
    1. any of several junipers with wood suitable for making pencils
  • pencil eraser (noun)
    1. or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber an eraser made of rubber ; commonly mounted at one end of a pencil
  • pencil lead (noun)
    1. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
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pencil used in phrasal verbs

  • pencil in (phrasal verb)
    1. to arrange for something to happen or for someone to do something, knowing that it may have to be changed later
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