Meaning of PENCIL in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English pensel, from Anglo-French pincel, from Vulgar Latin *penicellus, alteration of Latin penicillus, diminutive of peniculus brush, from diminutive of penis tail, penis Date: 14th century an artist's brush, an artist's individual skill or style, 3. an implement for writing, drawing, or marking consisting of or containing a slender cylinder or strip of a solid marking substance, a small medicated or cosmetic roll or stick for local applications, a set of geometric objects each pair of which has a common property , something (as a beam of radiation) long and thin like a ~, II. transitive verb (-ciled or -cilled; -ciling or ~ling) Date: circa 1532 to paint, draw, write, or mark with a ~, to plan or designate tentatively

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