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sten·cil

 (stĕn′səl)
n.
1. A sheet, as of plastic or cardboard, in which a desired lettering or design has been cut so that ink or paint applied to the sheet will reproduce the pattern on the surface beneath.
2. The lettering or design produced with such a sheet.
3. The process of printing with such a sheet.
tr.v. sten·ciled, sten·cil·ing, sten·cils or sten·cilled or sten·cil·ling
1. To mark with a stencil.
2. To produce by 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.]

sten′cil·er n.

stencil

(ˈstɛnsəl)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a device for applying a design, characters, etc, to a surface, consisting of a thin sheet of plastic, metal, cardboard, etc, in which the design or characters have been cut so that ink or paint can be applied through the incisions onto the surface
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a decoration, design, or characters produced in this way
vb (tr) , -cils, -cilling or -cilled, -cils, -ciling or -ciled
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to mark (a surface) with a stencil
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to produce (characters or a design) with a stencil
[C14 stanselen to decorate with bright colours, from Old French estenceler, from estencele a spark, from Latin scintilla]
ˈstenciller, ˈstenciler n

sten•cil

(ˈstɛn səl)

n., v. -ciled, -cil•ing (esp. Brit.) -cilled, -cil•ling. n.
1. a thin sheet of cardboard or other material in which letters, numbers, designs, etc., have been cut out so that they can be reproduced on another surface when ink, paint, or the like is applied over the cutout areas.
2. the letters, designs, etc., produced.
v.t.
3. to mark or paint (a surface) by means of a stencil.
4. to produce (letters, designs, etc.) by means of a stencil.
[1375–1425; earlier stanesile, late Middle English stanselen to ornament with diverse colors < Middle French estanceler, derivative of estencele a spark < Vulgar Latin *stincilla, metathetic variant of Latin scintilla spark]
sten′cil•er; esp. Brit., sten′cil•ler, n.

stencil


Past participle: stencilled
Gerund: stencilling

Imperative
stencil
stencil
Present
I stencil
you stencil
he/she/it stencils
we stencil
you stencil
they stencil
Preterite
I stencilled
you stencilled
he/she/it stencilled
we stencilled
you stencilled
they stencilled
Present Continuous
I am stencilling
you are stencilling
he/she/it is stencilling
we are stencilling
you are stencilling
they are stencilling
Present Perfect
I have stencilled
you have stencilled
he/she/it has stencilled
we have stencilled
you have stencilled
they have stencilled
Past Continuous
I was stencilling
you were stencilling
he/she/it was stencilling
we were stencilling
you were stencilling
they were stencilling
Past Perfect
I had stencilled
you had stencilled
he/she/it had stencilled
we had stencilled
you had stencilled
they had stencilled
Future
I will stencil
you will stencil
he/she/it will stencil
we will stencil
you will stencil
they will stencil
Future Perfect
I will have stencilled
you will have stencilled
he/she/it will have stencilled
we will have stencilled
you will have stencilled
they will have stencilled
Future Continuous
I will be stencilling
you will be stencilling
he/she/it will be stencilling
we will be stencilling
you will be stencilling
they will be stencilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stencilling
you have been stencilling
he/she/it has been stencilling
we have been stencilling
you have been stencilling
they have been stencilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stencilling
you will have been stencilling
he/she/it will have been stencilling
we will have been stencilling
you will have been stencilling
they will have been stencilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stencilling
you had been stencilling
he/she/it had been stencilling
we had been stencilling
you had been stencilling
they had been stencilling
Conditional
I would stencil
you would stencil
he/she/it would stencil
we would stencil
you would stencil
they would stencil
Past Conditional
I would have stencilled
you would have stencilled
he/she/it would have stencilled
we would have stencilled
you would have stencilled
they would have stencilled

stencil

A sheet of paper, metal or other material perforated with a design through which color can be applied to a surface beneath.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stencil - a sheet of material (metal, plastic, cardboard, waxed paper, silk, etc.) that has been perforated with a pattern (printing or a design)stencil - a sheet of material (metal, plastic, cardboard, waxed paper, silk, etc.) that has been perforated with a pattern (printing or a design); ink or paint can pass through the perforations to create the printed pattern on the surface below
flat solid, sheet - a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
Verb1.stencil - mark or print with a stencil
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
print - make into a print; "print the negative"
Translations
رَقيقَة مَعْدَنِيَّه للطِّباعَهورقَة شَمع للإسْتِنْساخيَنْقُش على الوَرَقَه لَيَطْبَعَها
cyklostylovatkartónrozmnožovací blánašablona
lave efter skabelonskabelonstencilstencilere
kaavain
sablonnal átrajzolstencil
prenta meî stenslistensill
daryti pagal trafaretątrafaretas
krāsot, lietojot trafaretušablonstrafarets
cyklostylovaťrozmnožovacia blanašablóna
mumlu kâğıtstensilstensille baskı yapmak

stencil

[ˈstensl]
A. N (for lettering etc) → plantilla f; (for typing) → cliché m, clisé m
B. VTestarcir; (in typing) → hacer un cliché de

stencil

[ˈstɛnsəl]
npochoir m
vt [+ design, pattern] → peindre au pochoir; [+ ceiling, wall] → peindre au pochoir

stencil

nSchablone f; (Printing: for duplicating) → Matrize f
vtmit Schablonen zeichnen; (Printing) → auf Matrize schreiben

stencil

[ˈstɛnsl]
1. n (for lettering) → stampino; (in typing) → matrice f
2. vtstampinare

stencil

(ˈstensl) noun
1. a thin piece of metal or card in which a design etc has been cut which can be reproduced on another surface, eg paper, by printing or inking over the metal etc.
2. a piece of waxed paper into which words have been cut by a typewriter, to be reproduced by a similar process.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈstencilled
to produce (a design, pattern etc) by using a stencil.
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There is a fond nostalgia for the revolution in a stenciled image, a retro reference to the utilitarian aesthetic of the workers' struggle.
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Note: If you've never stenciled before, practice painting with your stencil on a piece of paper first.