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Meaning of STILE

Pronunciation:  stIl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
 

STILE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: upright, vertical

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stile\, n. [See {Style}.]
    1. A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a
       style. See {Style}. --Moxon.
    
    2. Mode of composition. See {Style}. [Obs.]
    
             May I not write in such a stile as this? --Bunyan.
    
    
  2. \Stile\, n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from
    st[=i]gan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. [root]164.
    See {Sty}, v. i., and cf. {Stair}.]
    1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in
       passing a fence or wall.
    
             There comes my master . . . over the stile, this
             way.                                  --Shak.
    
             Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle.
                                                   --Bunyan.
    
    2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the
       primary members of a frame, into which the secondary
       members are mortised.
    
    Note: In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are
          called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions,
          and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal
          pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when
          horizontal.
    
    {Hanging stile}, {Pulley stile}. See under {Hanging}, and
       {Pulley}.
    
    
 

 

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