verb (used with object), sten·ciled, sten·cil·ing or (especially British) sten·cilled, sten·cil·ling.
Origin of stencil
Examples from the Web for stencilled
Historical Examples of stencilled
They knew that athwart the Khalifa's writ was stencilled "Made in Germany."The New World of Islam
It was oval in shape, and had a stencilled rim in a conventional design.Polly's Business Venture
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
A design is then stencilled on the four strips in lilac and green.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
The place she came from is stencilled on the boiler, and the foreman examines her.From Sea to Sea
When it was dear, many walls were stencilled or daubed over with a rude pattern.Knowledge is Power:
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.