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Noun: pencil  pen-sul
  1. A thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
     
  2. Graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication
    "the words were scribbled in pencil"; "this artist's favourite medium is pencil"
     
  3. (geometry) a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
     
  4. A cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face
    "an eyebrow pencil"
Verb: pencil (pencilled,pencilling, or [US] penciled,penciling)  pen-sul
  1. Write, draw, or trace with a pencil
    "he penciled a figure"

Derived forms: pencils, pencilling, pencilled, penciling

See also: pencilled [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: black lead, cosmetic, draw, figure, graphite, plumbago, writing implement

Encyclopedia: Pencil