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Pen vs. Pew — What's the Difference?

Pen vs. Pew — What's the Difference?

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Pen

A pen is a common writing instrument used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a nib dipped in ink.

Pew

A pew () is a long bench seat or enclosed box, used for seating members of a congregation or choir in a church, synagogue or sometimes a courtroom.

Pen

An instrument for writing or drawing with ink, typically consisting of a metal nib or ball, or a nylon tip, fitted into a metal or plastic holder.

Pew

One of the long, fixed, backed benches that are arranged in rows for the seating of a congregation in church.

Pen

The tapering cartilaginous internal shell of a squid.
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Pew

An enclosed compartment in a church that provides seating for a number of people, such as a family.

Pen

A small enclosure in which sheep, pigs, or other farm animals are kept
A sheep pen

Pew

One of the long benches in a church, seating several persons, usually fixed to the floor and facing the chancel.
In many churches some pews are reserved for either clerical or liturgical officials such as canons, or for prominent families.

Pen

(in the West Indies) a farm or plantation.

Pew

An enclosed compartment in a church which provides seating for a group of people, often a prominent family.

Pen

A female swan.

Pew

Any structure shaped like a church pew, such as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in a theatre; or a pen or sheepfold.

Pen

Short for penitentiary (sense 1)
You could get twenty years in a federal pen for shooting your mouth off like that

Pew

A chair; a seat.
Pull up a pew.

Pen

Write or compose
Olivia penned award-winning poetry

Pew

To furnish with pews.

Pen

Put or keep (an animal) in a pen
It was the practice to pen the sheep for clipping
These cattle need to be penned in at night

Pew

An expression of disgust in response to an unpleasant odor.

Pen

A ballpoint pen.

Pew

Representative of the sound made by the firing of a gun.

Pen

A fountain pen.

Pew

One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; - sometimes called slip. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow.

Pen

A pen point.

Pew

Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold.

Pen

A penholder and its pen point.

Pew

To furnish with pews.

Pen

A quill.

Pew

Long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation

Pen

An instrument for writing regarded as a means of expression
"Tyranny has no enemy so formidable as the pen" (William Cobbett).

Pen

A writer or an author
A hired pen.

Pen

A style of writing
Wrote plays with a witty pen.

Pen

A pen-shaped device containing something other than ink
An insulin pen.
A vaporizer pen.

Pen

Any of various other pen-shaped devices, such as a laser pointer.

Pen

The chitinous internal shell of a squid.

Pen

A pen shell.

Pen

Pens(Archaic) The primary feathers or wings of a bird.

Pen

A fenced enclosure for animals.

Pen

The animals kept in such an enclosure.

Pen

Any of various enclosures, such as a bullpen or playpen, used for a variety of purposes.

Pen

A roofed dock for submarines.

Pen

A female swan.

Pen

A penitentiary; a prison.

Pen

To write or compose
Penned a letter.

Pen

To confine in or as if in a pen.

Pen

An enclosure (enclosed area) used to contain domesticated animals, especially sheep or cattle.
There are two steers in the third pen.

Pen

(slang) Penitentiary, i.e. a state or federal prison for convicted felons.
They caught him with a stolen horse, and he wound up in the pen again.

Pen

(baseball) The bullpen.
Two righties are up in the pen.

Pen

A tool, originally made from a feather but now usually a small tubular instrument, containing ink used to write or make marks.
He took notes with a pen.

Pen

(figurative) A writer, or their style.
He has a sharp pen.

Pen

(colloquial) Marks of ink left by a pen.
He's unhappy because he got pen on his new shirt.

Pen

A light pen.

Pen

(zoology) The internal cartilage skeleton of a squid, shaped like a pen.

Pen

A feather, especially one of the flight feathers of a bird, angel etc.

Pen

(poetic) A wing.

Pen

A female swan.

Pen

Penalty.

Pen

(transitive) To enclose in a pen.

Pen

(transitive) To write (an article, a book, etc.).

Pen

A feather.

Pen

A wing.

Pen

An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving.
Graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock.

Pen

Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.

Pen

The internal shell of a squid.

Pen

A female swan; - contrasted with cob, the male swan.

Pen

A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.
My father stole two geese out of a pen.

Pen

A penitentiary[6]; a prison.

Pen

To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.

Pen

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.
Watching where shepherds pen their flocks at eve.

Pen

A writing implement with a point from which ink flows

Pen

An enclosure for confining livestock

Pen

A portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play

Pen

A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

Pen

Female swan

Pen

Produce a literary work;
She composed a poem
He wrote four novels

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