pencil in

Definition of pencil in

:to put (someone or something that may be changed later) on a schedule, list, etc.
  • Would you like me to pencil you in for Thursday morning at 11?
sometimes used figuratively
  • He was penciled in as the director's replacement.

Word by Word Definitions

pencil play
  1. : an artist's brush

  2. : 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

  1. : to paint, draw, write, or mark with a pencil

  2. : to plan or designate tentatively


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