Pen Pen, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Penned}or {Pent} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Penning}.] [OE. pennen, AS. pennan in on-pennan to unfasten, prob. from the same source as pin, and orig. meaning, to fasten with a peg.See {Pin}, n. & v.] To shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to inclose. ``Away with her, and pen her up.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Watching where shepherds pen their flocks at eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pent- — pent(a) ♦ Élément, du gr. pente « cinq ». pent(a) élément, du grec pente, cinq . ⇒PENT(A) , PENT(É) , (PENT , PENTA , PENTÉ )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. «cinq …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pent- — [↑ Penta ] Zahlwortstamm in Namen von Verb. oder Gruppen mit 5 C Atomen, z. B. Pentanol, Penten, Pentyl , vgl. Isopent . * * * pent , Pent : ↑ penta , Penta . * * * pent , Pent : ↑penta , ↑Penta . pen|ta , Pen|ta …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pent — prt. žr. bent: Pent tris arba keturis kartus DP135. Pent vieną ašarėlę DP32. Juos baisiai plakė, idant pent tuo būdu jop grįžtų DP80. Rūpinkimės, idant pent mažiausiaisiais būtumbim karalystoje DP485 …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Pent — Pent, p. p. or a. [From {Pen}, v. t.] Penned or shut up; confined; often with up. [1913 Webster] Here in the body pent. J. Montgomery. [1913 Webster] No pent up Utica contracts your powers. J. M. Sewall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pent — kept in, confined, mid 16c., variant of penned, pp. of the verb from PEN (Cf. pen) (2). Pent up (also pent up) is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • pent... — pent..., Pent... vgl. ↑penta..., Penta …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pent — [pent] vt. alt. pt. & pp. of PEN1 adj. held or kept in; confined; penned: often with up …   English World dictionary

  • Pent.... — Pent.... u. Penta.... (v. gr. Pente, fünf), fünf …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pent. — Pent.     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     ► Abbreviation in general use, chiefly Ecclesiastical     Pentecostes ( Pentecost Breviary) The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pent- — ou penta préfixe Préfixe qui signifie cinq, et qui vient du grec (voy. cinq) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • penţ — penţ, penţi, s.m. (reg.) pinten. Trimis de blaurb, 13.09.2006. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

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