Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Marked with fine lines, as if with a pencil or other sharp-pointed instrument; decorated or executed in delicate ornament or lines, as distinguished from broad masses of color or the like.
  • In zoology and botany: Tufted; brushy; penicillate.
  • Marked with fine lines, as if scratched with a pen or painted with a fine brush; specifically, marked with a series of concentric lines, as every feather of the body-plumage of a dark brahma or a partridge cochin hen.
  • Radiated; having pencils of rays.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Painted, drawn, sketched, or marked with a pencil.
  • adjective Radiated; having pencils of rays.
  • adjective (Nat. Hist.) Marked with parallel or radiating lines.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pencil.

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

  • adjective drawn or written with a pencil

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Examples

  • I felt as if I were back in high school after baseball tryouts seeing my name penciled next toB-squad backup right fielder.

    Riding Rockets

  • I felt as if I were back in high school after baseball tryouts seeing my name penciled next toB-squad backup right fielder.

    Riding Rockets

  • I felt as if I were back in high school after baseball tryouts seeing my name penciled next toB-squad backup right fielder.

    Riding Rockets

  • I felt as if I were back in high school after baseball tryouts seeing my name penciled next toB-squad backup right fielder.

    Riding Rockets

  • Irwin, 20, a former WCHA rookie-of-the-year, found her name penciled in on both rosters and will make her senior national team debut at the worlds.

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  • There were other photos at different angles, and a detailed outline of the wound from the coroner's office with a lot of medical jargon penciled in.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • There were other photos at different angles, and a detailed outline of the wound from the coroner's office with a lot of medical jargon penciled in.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • That really is Gordon Beckham's name penciled in at second base for the White Sox 'exhibition game today against Australia's World Baseball Classic team.

    South Side Sox

  • Many artists now work on computers ( "penciled" and "inked" are just digital metaphors).

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  • It is very pretty, and it has my name penciled in the back for first dibs on borrowing it: -)

    When all else in you turns and runs

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  • "Marked with fine lines, as if scratched with a pen or painted with a fine brush; specifically, marked with a series of concentric lines, as every feather of the body-plumage of a dark brahma or a partridge cochin hen."

    -- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    June 15, 2017