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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Penned or shut up; closely confined.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective closely confined

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