Adjective "template" definition and examples

(Template may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtɛmpleɪt//ˈtɛmplət/

Definitions and examples

noun

A shaped piece of rigid material used as a pattern for processes such as cutting out, shaping, or drilling.
  1. 'They rarely use templates or fixed patterns.'
  2. 'Full-sized paper templates were used at the metal plant for cutting the sheet steel.'
  3. 'Punch out the patterns following the template.'
  4. 'The various shapes were moulded using templates.'
  5. 'A template or pattern is essential for accurately cutting your vinyl floor.'
  6. 'Our plans come complete with full-size templates and step-by-step instructions.'
  7. 'Students were provided with a template to trace the shape on white construction paper.'
  8. 'He designs templates and traces multiple shapes on large pieces of colored paper.'
  9. 'A template is a ready-made shape that engineers and designers draw around to make perfect curves.'
  10. 'Templates, patterns, and drawings guarantee consistency and could be used for generations.'
  11. 'This should be used as a guiding procedure and not a rigid template.'
  12. 'The airplane served as a template for many future models.'
  13. 'These sketches would later serve as their templates.'
  14. 'This piece might be a conceptual template for the drawings.'
  15. 'Engineers used their modern petrol engine as the template for the new diesel.'
  16. 'The state's new standards are expected to serve as a template for the rest of the country.'
  17. 'The project should become a template for dealing with local businesses.'
  18. 'These examples could serve as templates until the new teacher develops his or her own style.'
  19. 'If the Indonesian effort is successful, it could serve as a template to save forests across Southeast Asia.'
  20. 'His approach now looks like a pale copy of an industry template.'
  21. 'Hire a professional designer to create your website or purchase a website template.'
  22. 'If you're just starting a site, a template can automate the process.'
  23. 'You can alter the look of your email template by changing the graphics and/or fields.'
  24. 'Scientists speculate that the deformed protein acts as a template to reshape healthy proteins.'
  25. 'Messenger RNA molecules are templates for the proteins that carry the main metabolic functions in a cell.'
  26. 'Both strands can act as templates to produce a molecule called ribonucleic acid.'
A timber or plate used to distribute the weight in a wall or under a support.

    More definitions

    1. a pattern, mold, or the like, usually consisting of a thin plate of wood or metal, serving as a gauge or guide in mechanical work.

    2. anything that determines or serves as a pattern; a model: You can use my notes as a template for employee evaluations.

    3. Building Trades. a horizontal piece, as of timber or stone, in a wall, to receive and distribute the pressure of a girder, beam, or the like.

    4. Shipbuilding. either of two wedges in each of the temporary blocks forming the suppo

    More examples(as adjective)

    "strands can be template."

    Origin

    Late 17th century (as templet): probably from temple + -et. The change in the ending in the 19th century was due to association with plate.