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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No, John and Glaivester were correct re the deprivation and austere living of WWII resulting in pent up consumer demand
No, John and Glaivester were correct re the deprivation and austere living of WWII resulting in pent up consumer demand (not just psychology — old cars needing replacement, etc.)
On the Federal CIO's IT dashboard, Treasury admits as of Sept. 1 that the transition to TNet experienced notable schedule delays, which resulted in pent-up demand for additional services.
We put a roof over our heads to keep out storm and sunshine, sleep in pent rooms, and are afraid of the good night air and the open sky.
Holding in pent-up frustration won't make the problem go away.
That of the Meccan Ka’abah is a projection of about a foot broad in pent-house shape sloping downwards and two feet above the granite pavement: its only use appears in the large brass rings welded into it to hold down the covering.
What we have is what's known as a pent up demand to retire.
Through artistic expression pent-up emotions find a welcome release.
One day, what economists call pent-up demand will spark commerce and industry back to life.
Toprak said that once the economy starts to improve, he predicts the industry will "pick up rather quickly" because many consumers have been waiting to make big purchases in the down economy, a phenomenon known as pent-up demand.