An example of a template is a dress pattern.
Origin of template
- Probably from French templet diminutive of temple temple of a loom temple3
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Alteration of templet, probably from French templet, diminutive of temple (“a weaver's stretcher"), from Latin templum (“a small timber, tie-beam, a purlin"), from Proto-Indo-European *temp- (“to pull, stretch"). Alteration of second syllable due to analogy with plate. Cognate with Faroese tamba (“to stretch out, relax"), Icelandic Ã¾amb (“a stretched, bloated, or extended belly").