pencil

pencil
pen•cil
[[t]ˈpɛn səl[/t]] n. v. -ciled, -cil•ing (esp. brit.)-cilled, -cil•ling.
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[/ex]
5) a slender, pointed piece of a substance used for marking
6) skill in drawing
7) fia archaic an artist's paintbrush, esp. for fine work
8) to write, draw, or mark with or as if with a pencil
9) cvb phv pencil in, to schedule or list tentatively, by or as if by writing down in pencil rather than in ink
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME pencel < MF pincel « L pēnicillus painter's brush or pencil, dim. of pēniculus little tail. See penis, -cule I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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Synonyms:
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  • pencil — (n.) late 14c., an artist s fine brush of camel hair, from O.Fr. pincel artist s paintbrush (Fr. pinceau), from L. penicillus paintbrush, pencil, lit. little tail, dim. of peniculus brush, itself a dim. of penis tail (see PENIS (Cf. penis)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pencil — [pen′səl] n. [ME pencel < MFr pincel < VL * penicellus < L penicillus, a brush < dim. of penis, a tail, PENIS: mod. sense & form infl. by PEN2] 1. Archaic an artist s small, fine brush 2. the individual style or ability of an artist 3 …   English World dictionary

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  • Pencil — Pen cil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Penciled}or {Pencilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Penciling} or {Pencilling}.] To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw. Cowper. [1913 Webster] Where nature pencils butterflies on flowers. Harte. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pencil in — pencil (someone/something) in to have a temporary plan to do something with someone. The team had penciled in Morton as a key player this season. I penciled you in for lunch next Thursday. Etymology: based on the idea that a pencil mark can… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pencil — as a verb has inflected forms pencilled, pencilling in BrE, and usually penciled, penciling in AmE …   Modern English usage

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