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pen1 a long, thin tool used for writing or drawing in ink.
pen2 a small, fenced area for animals. [3 definitions]
penalize to give penalty or punishment to.
penalty a punishment given for breaking a law, rule, or agreement. [2 definitions]
pence plural form of penny, used in the United Kingdom.
pencil a long, thin tool used for writing or drawing. Pencils are made of a narrow stick of graphite held within a case of wood. [3 definitions]
pencil sharpener a small device used for making pencils sharp. A pencil sharpener has a hole in one side where a pencil goes in and comes into contact with a blade.
pendant something hanging as an ornament on a chain around the neck or on an earring.
pendulum a weight hung on a long cord, wire, or lever so that it swings back and forth. Pendulums are used to control the movements of some clocks.
penetrate to pierce or go into or through. [2 definitions]
penguin a large water bird with webbed feet that lives in colder regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Penguins do not fly, but use their wings like flippers for swimming.
penicillin a kind of mold that is used to make medicines. Penicillin kills some kinds of bacteria that cause diseases.
peninsula a piece of land surrounded on nearly all sides by water. It is connected to a larger body of land by a usually narrow strip of land.
penis the male sex organ through which sperm is transferred to a female. The penis is also used to dispose of urine.
penitentiary a prison for people who have been found guilty of serious crimes.
penknife a small folding knife.
penmanship the art, skill, or manner of handwriting.
pen name a name used by authors in place of their real names.
pennant a long flag shaped like a triangle. Pennants are used on ships for signaling or as a sign for a school, team, or some other group.
penniless having no money at all; very poor.
Pennsylvania a state in the eastern United States. Its capital is Harrisburg. (abbreviated: PA)