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Definition 1: a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood - [noun denoting artifact]

(pencil is a kind of ...) an implement that is used to write

(... is a kind of pencil ) pencil that has graphite as the marking substance

(... is a kind of pencil ) a pencil of soft slate (or soapstone) used for writing on a slate

(pencil is a part of ...) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

(pencil is a part of ...) an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil

(pencil is a part of ...) a V shape

"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

Definition 2: a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pencil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an eyebrow pencil

(pencil is a kind of ...) a toiletry designed to beautify the body

Definition 3: a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point - [noun denoting shape]

(pencil is a kind of ...) a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

(pencil belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

(pencil belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 4: graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where pencil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the words were scribbled in pencil
  • this artist's favorite medium is pencil

(pencil is a kind of ...) used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

Definition 5: write, draw, or trace with a pencil - [verb of creation]

Samples where pencil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he penciled a figure

(pencil is a kind of ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(pencil implies ...) make a mark or lines on a surface

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

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