Meaning of pencil
Pronunciation: (pen'sul), [key]
— n., v., -ciled, -cil•ing -cilled, -cil•ling.
- a slender tube of wood, metal, plastic, etc., containing a core or strip of graphite, a solid coloring material, or the like, used for writing or drawing.
- a stick of cosmetic coloring material for use on the eyebrows, eyelids, etc.
- anything shaped or used like a pencil, as a stick of medicated material: a styptic pencil.
- a narrow set of lines, light rays, or the like, diverging from or converging to a point: a pencil of sunlight.
- a slender, pointed piece of a substance used for marking.
- style or skill in drawing or delineation: He favored the late products of the artist's pencil.
- the collection of lines, planes, or surfaces passing through a given point or set of points and satisfying a given equation or condition.
- an artist's paintbrush, esp. for fine work.
- to write, draw, mark, or color with, or as if with, a pencil.
- to use a pencil on.
- to schedule or list tentatively, as or as if by writing down in pencil rather than in ink: I'll pencil you in for ten o'clock.
- pencil (Thesaurus)