stencil
I. noun Etymology: probably ultimately from Middle English stanseld brightly ornamented, from Anglo-French estencelé spangled, past participle of estenceler to sparkle, from estencele spark, from Vulgar Latin *stincilla, alteration of Latin scintilla Date: 1707 1. an impervious material (as a sheet of paper, thin wax, or woven fabric) perforated with lettering or a design through which a substance (as ink, paint, or metallic powder) is forced onto a surface to be printed 2. something (as a pattern, design, or print) that is produced by means of a stencil 3. a printing process that uses a stencil II. transitive verb (stenciled or stencilled; stenciling or stencilling) Date: circa 1828 1. to mark or paint with a stencil 2. to produce by stencil • stenciler or stenciller noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • stencil — [ stɛnsil ] n. m. • 1910; mot angl. « pochoir », de to stencil « enluminer », du fr. étinceler ♦ Papier paraffiné perforé à la main ou à la machine à écrire, et servant de pochoir, de cliché pour la polycopie. Des stencils. Taper un stencil.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stencil — [sten′səl] vt. stenciled or stencilled, stenciling or stencilling [< ME stansilen, to ornament with spangles < OFr estenceler < estencele, spangle, spark < VL * stincilla, for L scintilla, spark: see SCINTILLATE] to make, mark, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Stencil — Sten cil, v. 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stencil — Sten cil, n. [Probably from OF. estincelle spangle, spark, F. [ e]tincelle 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stencil — (n.) 1707, not recorded again until 1848, probably from M.E. stencellen decorate with bright colors, from M.Fr. estenceler cover with sparkles or stars, powder with color, from estencele spark, spangle, from V.L. *stincilla, metathesis of L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stencil — ► NOUN ▪ a thin sheet of card, plastic, or metal with a pattern or letters cut out of it, used to produce the cut design on the surface below by the application of ink or paint through the holes. ► VERB (stencilled, stencilling; US stenciled,… …   English terms dictionary

  • stencil — as a verb has inflected forms stencilled, stencilling in BrE, and usually stenciled, stenciling in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • Stencil — A stencil is a template used to draw or paint identical letters, symbols, shapes, or patterns every time it is used. Stencil technique in visual art is also referred to as pochoir. Stencils are formed by removing sections from template material… …   Wikipedia

  • Stencil — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le terme stencil, qui signifie pochoir en anglais, prend différents sens selon le contexte. En imprimerie, le stencil est un élément de certaines… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stencil — Ein zeitgenössisches anarchistisches Stencil Stencil (englisch für Schablone) bzw. Schablonenkunst ist eine Bezeichnung für Graffiti, die mit Hilfe von Schablonen, durch die Farbe gesprüht wird, angebracht werden. Eher selten wird der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stencil — [[t]ste̱ns(ə)l[/t]] stencils, stencilling, stencilled (in AM, use stenciling, stenciled) 1) N COUNT A stencil is a piece of paper, plastic, or metal which has a design cut out of it. You place the stencil on a surface and paint it so that paint… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”