[pahn-seyz, pahn-; French pahn-sey] /pɑnˈseɪz, pɑ̃-; French pɑ̃ˈseɪ/
a collection of notes, essays, etc., dealing with religious and philosophical matters by Blaise Pascal, published posthumously in 1670.
noun, plural pensées
[pahn-sey] /pɑ̃ˈseɪ/ (Show IPA). French.
a reflection or thought.
Pensées [(pahn-say) (1670)]
A set of reflections on religion by Blaise Pascal (pensées is French for “thoughts”). This work contains the famous statement “The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.”
/ˈpɛnsəl/ noun 1. variants of pencel
- Penshurst place
/ˈpɛnzhɜːst/ noun 1. a 14th-century mansion near Tunbridge Wells in Kent: birthplace of Sir Philip Sidney; gardens laid out from 1560
[pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/ noun 1. . [pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/ noun 1. a small pennon, as at the head of a lance. /ˈpɛnsəl/ noun 1. a small pennon, originally one carried by a knight’s squire
[pen-sahyl, -sil] /ˈpɛn saɪl, -sɪl/ adjective 1. hanging, as the nests of certain birds. 2. building a hanging nest. /ˈpɛnsaɪl/ adjective 1. (ornithol) designating or building a hanging nest: pensile birds