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pencil

noun

1 pencil

A thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood.

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Roget 590: writing etc. v.; chirography, stelography, cerography; penmanship, craftmanship; quill driving; typewriting.    writing, manuscript, MS.   , literae scriptae [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

Roget 556: painting; depicting; drawing etc. v.; design; perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy; chiaroscuro etc. (light) 420; composition; ... show more

Dutch: crayon, kwastje, penseel, potlood
Polish: ołówek



2 pencil

Graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication.

Dutch: potlood

3 pencil

A figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point.

4 pencil

A cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face.

Polish: kredka

verb

1 pencil

Write, draw, or trace with a pencil.

Roget 556: paint, design, limn draw, sketch, pencil, scratch, shade, stipple, hatch, dash off, chalk out, square up; color, dead color, ... show more

Dutch: crayon, potlood


adjective

Roget 556: painted etc. v.; pictorial, graphic, picturesque.    pencil, oil etc. n..

Moby thesaurus: X ray, actinic ray, actinism, air brush, art paper, atomic beam, atomic ray, beam, beam of light, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, brand, brush, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, cartoon, chalk ... show more.

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