Stencil meaning

stĕnsəl
A sheet, as of plastic or cardboard, in which a desired lettering or design has been cut so that ink or paint applied to the sheet will reproduce the pattern on the surface beneath.
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The lettering or design produced with such a sheet.
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The process of printing with such a sheet.
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To mark with a stencil.
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To produce by stencil.
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A thin sheet, as of paper, metal, or impermeable film, with holes cut through in the shape of letters or designs: when ink, paint, etc. is spread over the stencil, the letters or designs are marked on the surface beneath.
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To make, mark, or paint with a stencil.
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A pattern, design, letter, etc. made by stenciling.
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A utensil that contains a perforated sheet through which ink can be forced to create a printed pattern onto a surface.
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A typeface looking as if made by the utensil.
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(intransitive) To print with a stencil.
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Origin of stencil

  • From Middle English stencelled adorned brightly from Old French estenceler to adorn brightly from estencele spark from Vulgar Latin stincilla alteration of Latin scintilla spark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition