(noun, verb)


1. pen made from a bird's feather

Definition categories: man–made, pen

2. a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

Definition categories: animal, spine

3. any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

Similar word(s): pinion

Definition categories: animal, feather, plumage, plume

4. the hollow spine of a feather

Similar word(s): calamus, shaft

Definition categories: animal, rib

Sentences with quill as a noun:

- He picked up his quill and wrote a poem.


1. To pierce or be pierced with quills.

2. (figuratively) To write.

3. To form fabric into small, rounded folds.

4. To decorate with quillwork.