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Pencil vs. Crayon — What's the Difference?

Pencil vs. Crayon — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pencil and Crayon

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Pencil

A pencil is an implement for writing or drawing, constructed of a narrow, solid pigment core in a protective casing that prevents the core from being broken or marking the user's hand. Pencils create marks by physical abrasion, leaving a trail of solid core material that adheres to a sheet of paper or other surface.
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Crayon

A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing. Wax crayons differ from pastels, in which the pigment is mixed with a dry binder such as gum arabic, and from oil pastels, where the binder is a mixture of wax and oil.
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Pencil

A narrow, generally cylindrical implement for writing, drawing, or marking, consisting of a thin rod of graphite, colored wax, or similar substance encased in wood or held in a mechanical holder.
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Crayon

A stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk, used for drawing.
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Pencil

Something shaped or used like a pencil, especially a narrow medicated or cosmetic stick
An eyebrow pencil.
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Crayon

A drawing made with one of these sticks.
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Pencil

A style or technique in drawing or delineating.
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Crayon

To draw, color, or decorate with a stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk.
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Pencil

Descriptive skill
"His characters are drawn with a strong pencil" (Henry Hallam).
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Crayon

A stick of colored chalk or wax used for drawing.
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Pencil

An artist's brush, especially a fine one.
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Crayon

A colored pencil, a colouring pencil
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Pencil

(Physics) A beam of radiant energy in the form of a narrow cone or cylinder.
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Crayon

(dated) A crayon drawing, or a drawing with colored lines.
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Pencil

(Mathematics) A family of geometric objects, such as lines, that have a common property, such as passage through a given line in a given plane.
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Crayon

(dated) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.
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Pencil

To write or produce by using a pencil.
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Crayon

(ambitransitive) To draw with a crayon.
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Pencil

To mark or color with or as if with a pencil.
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Crayon

An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders.
Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon.
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Pencil

A paintbrush.
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Crayon

A crayon drawing.
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Pencil

A writing utensil with a graphite (commonly referred to as lead) shaft, usually blended with clay, clad in wood, and sharpened to a taper.
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Crayon

A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.
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Pencil

(optics) An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
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Crayon

To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.
He soon afterwards composed that discourse, conformably to the plan which he had crayoned out.
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Pencil

(geometry) A family of geometric objects with a common property, such as the set of lines that pass through a given point in a projective plane.
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Crayon

Writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing
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Pencil

A small medicated bougie.
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Crayon

Write, draw, or trace with a crayon
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Pencil

(gambling) power of the pencil
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Pencil

(transitive) To write (something) using a pencil.
I penciled (BrE: pencilled) a brief reminder in my notebook.
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Pencil

(transitive) To mark with, or as if with, a pencil.
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Pencil

A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors.
With subtile pencil depainted was this storie.
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Pencil

A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, graphite, colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or in a case, which forms a handle, - used for drawing or writing. See Graphite.
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Pencil

Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc.
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Pencil

An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
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Pencil

A number of lines that intersect in one point, the point of intersection being called the pencil point.
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Pencil

A small medicated bougie.
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Pencil

To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.
Where nature pencils butterflies on flowers.
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Pencil

A thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
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Pencil

Graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication;
The words were scribbled in pencil
This artist's favorite medium is pencil
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Pencil

A figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
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Pencil

A cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face;
An eyebrow pencil
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Pencil

Write, draw, or trace with a pencil;
He penciled a figure
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