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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of pen2.
  • adj. Penned or shut up; closely confined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Confined in a pen, imprisoned.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pen; archaic form of penned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Penned or shut up; confined; -- often with up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Penned or shut up; closely confined.
  • n. A penthouse; an overhanging shelter.
  • n. An abbreviation of Pentecost.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. closely confined

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