Meaning of PENCIL in English

PENCIL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a pencil/ink/charcoal etc drawing (= done using a pencil, ink etc )

I like to do a few pencil drawings when I go away anywhere.

eyebrow pencil

mechanical pencil

pencil case

pencil pusher

pencil sharpener

pencil skirt

propelling pencil

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

blue

Therefore the basic submission that a blue pencil should have been applied throughout the interview was rejected.

Across the bottom of each handbill, in blue pencil , Soo wrote Milk.

Cut by a royal blue pencil Points of Order.

There was a peanut-butter jar that held pencils , yellow eraser-tipped pencils and the blue pencils for drafting.

soft

Here I have used a soft pencil to describe the birds after tracing them out.

Try lining the upper lids with a soft sage eye-contouring pencil .

I always use a soft pencil as it glides over the page.

Then transfer your measurements to the face of the card using a soft pencil .

■ NOUN

case

I can't remember a word of his, but mine concerned a red fluffy pencil case named Biscuit.

drawing

Another picture, a pen and pencil drawing , is a more devastating exposure still.

On one side, underneath the writing in ink, is a small pencil drawing of an animal.

This was also necessary in order to obscure all traces of the original pencil drawing .

This method can give all the nuances of a pencil drawing .

These pieces are engraved with the delicacy of a fine line pencil drawing .

A late pencil drawing by Vaughan, 1967, depicts naked male figures, crouching and climbing.

eyebrow

Yves Saint Laurent No. 3 eyebrow pencil .

sharpener

His leg sort of jams into the plastic like a pencil into a pencil sharpener .

sketch

What is this pencil sketch that looks like a ground plan of the radio factory?

skirt

Belted suit and long slim line pencil skirt with split, in raspberry, teal and black, £69.99.

■ VERB

draw

Until he was 70 he drew in pencil and in pen and wash with great neatness.

This was before she found, on the sole of her shoe, a heart drawn in pencil .

I draw in pencil on to the board and then work directly into the drawing.

When Nechita was 2, she started drawing and coloring with pencils , pen and ink and crayons.

Keeping the string tight, draw the pencil around the foci.

Sometimes teachers I know draw little pencil lines here and there in the books.

We drew pencil ellipses; we copied the arcs made by the tops of flower vases.

hold

One way would be to hold up a pencil at arm's length and measure their relative sizes as an artist might.

It may also show how well the child pays attention or how comfortable a child is holding and using a pencil .

Their coordination is less well-developed, too: they find it harder to turn somersaults or hold a pencil properly for long.

He also threatened her by holding a sharpened pencil tip to one of her eyes.

There was a peanut-butter jar that held pencils , yellow eraser-tipped pencils and the blue pencils for drafting.

He did not have good fine motor control, holding the pencil awkwardly and frowning slightly as he drew.

pick

Claudel picked up the pencil , finished his task.

Let me pick up a pencil .

Ralph picked a pencil out of her pencil cup.

sharpen

Philip sharpened one of his pencils that Lee must have broken, sharpened it too much and the lead broke again.

R.: an ordinary clipboard and a sharpened yellow pencil .

Livesey is quite capable of looking after that particular angle, and no doubt he is sharpening his pencil for this purpose already.

I used to take candy bars, little toys, sharpened pencils , anything small and easy to mail to school.

Pursuivant sharpened his pencil , opened his notebook, and wrote down the date.

He also threatened her by holding a sharpened pencil tip to one of her eyes.

She pulled a fresh pile of paper from her desk drawer, sharpened her pencil and got down to work.

I arrange my papers in an orderly fashion on my driftwood desk and sharpen my pencils , as I always do.

tap

He taps his pencil up and down as he waits for the finance director to finish.

He tapped the pencil tip on the paper.

She stood over her desk, reading the notations on the jacket, tapping a pencil on a pad.

No patient has ever reported being tapped with a pencil point, for example.

use

I use the pencils for techniques such as cross-hatching, contour and scribble drawing, shading and frottage.

It may also show how well the child pays attention or how comfortable a child is holding and using a pencil .

I will use my pencil light from the base of the big tree just before I make the run.

However, Sean performed poorly on tasks that required him to use a pencil or pen to perform copying assignments.

Here I have used a soft pencil to describe the birds after tracing them out.

If they used a shorter pencil , they had to apply more force because they were pushing closer to the fulcrum.

There are so many varieties of technique, style and tone that you can use with a pencil .

How could you use the pencils to help you lift the books?

write

The third is written in pencil and partially erased.

The letter is written in pencil , as is the address on the outside.

I still have a letter written in pencil from his camp at Laisamis on his way to Nairobi in 1914.

There was something written in pencil on the back.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

indelible ink/pencil/marker etc

All voters' hands will be dyed with indelible ink, and both the vote and the count will be conducted locally.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a red pencil

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Another picture, a pen and pencil drawing, is a more devastating exposure still.

Anyone got a pencil and paper?

As the children arrive, give them a pencil and paper and ask them to join one of three or four groups.

Friedman argued that no single person, even a Nobel laureate, could make a pencil .

Let the students see that the student is able to cover both sides without lifting the pencil .

The teacher's cool pencil charts normal against the brown of the girl's cheek.

There were several colors of pencils, even a slide rule, at which she was frowning.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I found her name penciled inside the back cover of the book.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A hearing has been pencilled in for September 17.

Hoare said last night it now expected to be trimming its full year forecast back from the £30m pencilled in so far.

She can pencil in the weight she hopes to be at the end of each month.

We may pencil in the forest and the ponds.

We wander through it like Casaubon, clutching lists we've pencilled on the backs of envelopes.

With clear signs of a recovery, analysts are pencilling in a modest profit for the full year.

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