Basic+ Word of the Day: template

template (noun) LISTEN

A template is a pattern used as a guide to make something similar.

  • Oscar used a template to design his new website.
  • When you write your CV, use a template to makes it easy to read.

Anything used as a pattern or model is a template.

  • Use my carrot soup recipe as a template for creating other vegetable soups.

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If you need to create a form or document but don’t know where to begin, look online for a template. For example, if you need to create an expense report, search for “expense report template.”

In pop culture

Watch this video to see how a carpenter uses templates to duplicate parts in woodworking. If you watch the entire video, you will see how to use templates to build an Adirondack chair.

There are other meanings of template.

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