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Meaning of STENCIL

Pronunciation:  'stensul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  device that has a sheet perforated with printing through which ink or paint can pass to create a printed pattern
  2. [v]  mark or print with a stencil

STENCIL is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: device, print



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 plate,
    which is then laid flat on the surface to be marked, and the
    color brushed over it. Called also {stencil plate}.
  2. \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.