[pen-siv] /ˈpɛn sɪv/
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful:
a pensive mood.
expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness:
a pensive adagio.
deeply or seriously thoughtful, often with a tinge of sadness
expressing or suggesting pensiveness
late 14c., from Old French pensif “thoughtful, distracted, musing” (11c.), from penser “to think,” from Latin pensare “weigh, consider,” frequentative of pendere “weigh” (see pendant). Related: Pensively; pensiveness.
[pen-stee-muh n, pen-stuh-muh n] /pɛnˈsti mən, ˈpɛn stə mən/ noun 1. any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers. /pɛnˈstiːmən/ noun 1. a variant (esp US) of pentstemon
[pen-stok] /ˈpɛnˌstɒk/ noun 1. a pipe conducting water from a head gate to a waterwheel. 2. a conduit for conveying water to a power plant. 3. a sluicelike contrivance used to control the flow of water. /ˈpɛnˌstɒk/ noun 1. a conduit that supplies water to a hydroelectric power plant 2. a channel bringing water from […]
[pent] /pɛnt/ verb 1. a simple past tense and past participle of 2 . adjective 2. shut in; confined. [pent] /pɛnt/ noun 1. (def 4). [pen] /pɛn/ noun 1. any of various instruments for writing or drawing with ink or a similar substance. 2. a detachable metal penpoint, filled by dipping or with a quill; […]
1. a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, meaning “five” (Pentateuch); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (pentavalent). combining form 1. five: pentagon, pentameter, pentaprism word-forming element meaning “five, containing five,” from Greek penta- (before a vowel pent-), comb. form of pente “five,” related to Aeolian pempte (see five), with […]