verb (used with object), sten·ciled, sten·cil·ing or (especially British) sten·cilled, sten·cil·ling.
- sten gun,
- stench trap,
- stengel, casey
Origin of stencil
Examples from the Web for stencil
Gordon picked up a pair secondhand and began to stencil then onto blank canvases with spray paint.Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’|Andrew Romano|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the microbes moved toward the light to carry out photosynthesis, they projected the image of the stencil.
A Banksyesque stencil of Einstein carries a sign bearing the most unBanksyesque: message LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
The stencil board that you can buy is very hard for little fingers to cut, besides being expensive.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
I pack my first-grade apples in barrels pressed full, then headed, marked with a stencil, and hauled to market on a wagon.The Apple|Various
Some appropriate design, in a grayed color, may be put on with stencil if desired.Toy Craft|Leon H. Baxter
Then the stone was wetted, the stencil laid on it and the uncovered parts of the stones inked-in with the right color.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
Can you think of any reason why the use of the typewriter on stencil may have been done?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
verb -cils, -cilling or -cilled or US -cils, -ciling or -ciled (tr)
Word Origin for stencil
1707, not recorded again until 1848, probably from Middle English stencellen "decorate with bright colors," from Middle French estenceler "cover with sparkles or stars, powder with color," from estencele "spark, spangle," from Vulgar Latin *stincilla, metathesis of Latin scintilla "spark."
"to produce a design with a stencil," 1861, from stencil (n.). Related: Stenciled; stenciling.