verb (used with object), pen·ciled, pen·cil·ing or (especially British) pen·cilled, pen·cil·ling.
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Origin of pencil
OTHER WORDS FROM pencilpen·cil·er; especially British, pen·cil·ler, nounpen·cil·like, adjectiveun·pen·ciled, adjectiveun·pen·cilled, adjective
Words nearby pencil
Example sentences from the Web for pencil
Or, if you hate sharpening, you can consider opting for mechanical pencils.
To make sure that their germs stay with them, students shouldn’t share art supplies, pencils or paper, Kaushal says.
Perron worked out the first six dimensions with pencil and paper, but by the 1990s, researchers had learned how to translate Keller’s conjecture into a completely different form — one that allowed them to apply computers to the problem.
Smooth, continuous curves are the ones you’d likely draw if you sat down with pencil and paper.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles|Kevin Hartnett|June 25, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There’s a famous story about the fact that no one person knows how to make a pencil.What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 9, 2020|Freakonomics
So, I had a pen and a pencil and started scribbling and drawing, and I felt good about it.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then one pencil drawing of my face, and one pencil drawing of the Genie from Aladdin.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you saw it in front of you, your pencil would drop, your tablet would fall from your lap.How Mork Melted the Fonz: Henry Winkler Recalls Robin Williams’s Storming ‘Happy Days’ Debut|Tim Teeman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had a clipboard with a yellow piece of paper on it and a pencil over my ear.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The designer focused on classic sportswear cuts with fitted blazers, belted coats, and pencil skirts.Fashion Week Dispatch: Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang|Erin Cunningham|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Byrd nodded and made a few strokes with his pencil on the paper before him.Hand and Ring|Anna Katharine Green
The very suggestion of locking up books to prevent their being carried away hurts like the screech of a pencil upon a slate.The Patient Observer|Simeon Strunsky
Here's my map, nicely done in pencil, with all the names marked.The Youngest Girl in the Fifth|Angela Brazil
Will you tell me how it happens that Mlle. Moreau's name and address are written in pencil on the back of this card?Avarice-Anger:|Eugne Sue
"A hundred aces," broke in Plank's heavy voice as he played the last trick and picked up the scoring card and pencil.The Fighting Chance|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for pencil
- 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
- (as modifier)a pencil drawing
verb -cils, -cilling or -cilled or US -cils, -ciling or -ciled (tr)
Derived forms of pencilpenciller or US penciler, noun
Word Origin for pencil
Idioms and Phrases with pencil
see put lead in one's pencil.