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Webster 1913 Edition


Stencil

Sten′cil

,
Noun.
[Probably from OF.
estincelle
spangle, spark, F.
étincelle
spark, L.
scintilla
. See
Scintillate
, and cf.
Tinsel
.]
A thin plate of metal, leather, or other material, used in painting, marking, etc. The pattern is cut out of the plate, which is then laid flat on the surface to be marked, and the color brushed over it. Called also
stencil plate
.

Sten′cil

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Stenciled
or
Stencilled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Stenciling
or
Stencilling
.]
To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a stencil.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stencil

STENCIL

,
Noun.
A piece of thin lether or oil cloth, used in painting paper hangings.

STENCIL

,
Verb.
T.
To paint or color in figures with stencils.

Definition 2023


stencil

stencil

English

Stencil

Noun

stencil (plural stencils)

  1. A utensil that contains a perforated sheet through which ink can be forced to create a printed pattern onto a surface.
  2. A typeface looking as if made by the utensil.W

Derived terms

  • stencil art

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Verb

stencil (third-person singular simple present stencils, present participle (UK) stencilling or (US) stenciling, simple past and past participle (UK) stencilled or (US) stenciled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To print with a stencil.

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