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Penmanship vs. Pen — What's the Difference?

Penmanship vs. Pen — What's the Difference?

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Penmanship

Penmanship is the technique of writing with the hand using a writing instrument. Today, this is most commonly done with a pen, or pencil, but throughout history has included many different implements.
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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.
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Penmanship

The art, skill, style, or manner of handwriting.
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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.
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Penmanship

Synonym of handwriting, one's own style of writing.
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Pen

The tapering cartilaginous internal shell of a squid.
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Penmanship

Synonym of calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing.
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Pen

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

The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing; style or manner of writing; chirography; as, good or bad penmanship.
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Pen

(in the West Indies) a farm or plantation.
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Penmanship

Beautiful handwriting
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Pen

A female swan.
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Pen

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

Write or compose
Olivia penned award-winning poetry
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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
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Pen

A ballpoint pen.
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Pen

A fountain pen.
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Pen

A pen point.
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Pen

A penholder and its pen point.
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Pen

A quill.
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Pen

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

A writer or an author
A hired pen.
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Pen

A style of writing
Wrote plays with a witty pen.
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Pen

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

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

The chitinous internal shell of a squid.
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Pen

A pen shell.
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Pen

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

A fenced enclosure for animals.
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Pen

The animals kept in such an enclosure.
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Pen

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

A roofed dock for submarines.
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Pen

A female swan.
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Pen

A penitentiary; a prison.
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Pen

To write or compose
Penned a letter.
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Pen

To confine in or as if in a pen.
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Pen

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

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

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

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

A light pen.
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Pen

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

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

(poetic) A wing.
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Pen

A female swan.
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Pen

Penalty.
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Pen

(transitive) To enclose in a pen.
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Pen

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

A feather.
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Pen

A wing.
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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.
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Pen

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

The internal shell of a squid.
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Pen

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

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

A penitentiary[6]; a prison.
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Pen

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

A writing implement with a point from which ink flows
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Pen

An enclosure for confining livestock
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Pen

A portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
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Pen

A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
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Pen

Female swan
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Pen

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