Definition of pencil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pencil

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpensl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pencil
BrE BrE//ˈpensl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensl//
 
he / she / it pencils
BrE BrE//ˈpenslz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpenslz//
 
past simple pencilled
BrE BrE//ˈpensld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensld//
 
past participle pencilled
BrE BrE//ˈpensld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensld//
 
(especially US English) past simple penciled
BrE BrE//ˈpensld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensld//
 
(especially US English) past participle penciled
BrE BrE//ˈpensld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensld//
 
-ing form pencilling
BrE BrE//ˈpenslɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpenslɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form penciling
BrE BrE//ˈpenslɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpenslɪŋ//
 
 
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(pencilling, pencilled, (especially US English)penciling, penciled) pencil something to write, draw or mark something with a pencil a pencilled portrait A previous owner had pencilled ‘First Edition’ inside the book's cover. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a fine paintbrush): from Old French pincel, from a diminutive of Latin peniculus ‘brush’, diminutive of penis ‘tail’. The verb was originally (early 16th cent.) in the sense ‘paint with a fine brush’. Phrasal Verbspencil in somebody
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