Stencil Definition

stĕnsəl
stenciled, stenciling, stencilled, stencilling, stencils
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A pattern, design, letter, etc. made by stenciling.
Webster's New World
The process of printing with such a sheet.
American Heritage

A typeface looking as if made by the utensil.

Wiktionary
verb
To make, mark, or paint with a stencil.
Webster's New World
To produce by stencil.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Stencil

Noun

Singular:
stencil
Plural:
stencils

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

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