put/set pen to paper

Definition of put/set pen to paper

  1. :  to write or begin to write something She thought about writing a novel for several years before she finally put pen to paper.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

  1. :  to shut in or as if in a pen

  1. :  a small enclosure for animals

    :  the animals in a pen

    :  a small place of confinement or storage

  1. :  an implement for writing or drawing with ink or a similar fluid: such as

    :  quill

    :  pen point

  1. :  write, indite

  1. :  a female swan

  1. :  penitentiary

  1. : peninsula

paperplay
  1. :  a felted sheet of usually vegetable fibers laid down on a fine screen from a water suspension

    :  a similar sheet of other material (such as plastic)

    :  a piece of paper

  1. :  to put down or describe in writing

    :  to fold or enclose in paper

    :  to cover or line with paper

  1. :  made of paper, cardboard, or papier-mâché

    :  papery

    :  of or relating to clerical work or written communication


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