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(Entry 1 of 5)

a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • earned six years in a federal pen

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Synonyms of pen (Entry 2 of 5)

an enclosure with an open framework for keeping animals
  • a goat pen

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to close or shut in by or as if by barriers
  • remember to pen up the dogs when visitors come over

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Synonyms of pen (Entry 5 of 5)

to compose and set down on paper the words of
  • though relatively unknown at the time of his death, the composer had penned some of the most memorable show tunes of his era

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The first known use of pen was in the 13th century

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“Pen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pen. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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