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Meaning of STYLE

Pronunciation:  stIl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"
  2. [n]  a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
  3. [n]  distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
  4. [n]  a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life"
  5. [n]  the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
  6. [n]  a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand"
  7. [n]  editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
  8. [n]  a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
  9. [n]  the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
  10. [v]  designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
  11. [v]  style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"; "style a wedding dress"
  12. [v]  make stylish; in fashion or hairdressing

STYLE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cut, dash, elan, expressive style, fashion, flair, manner, mode, panache, stylus, tailor, trend, vogue, way
 See Also: allegory, analysis, appendage, appreciation, artistic style, bandwagon, bathos, black humor, black humour, call, communication, create, delivery, design, device, direction, discernment, elegance, eloquence, euphuism, expression, fashion, fit, fluency, form, form, formulation, genre, gore, grandiloquence, grandiosity, gynoecium, headlinese, idiom, instruction, jargon, journalese, kind, legalese, life style, lifestyle, life-style, literary genre, magniloquence, make, manner of speaking, method, modus vivendi, music genre, musical genre, musical style, name, officialese, outgrowth, pathos, perceptiveness, pistil, poetry, pompadour, process, property, prose, reproductive structure, rhetoric, self-expression, sesquipedality, setup, signature, sort, speech, stigma, stylet, taste, terseness, tool, touch, variety, vein, verboseness, verbosity, wise, writing style



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Style\, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L.
    stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode
    of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking
    instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf.
    {Stiletto}. The spelling with y is due to a supposed
    connection with Gr. ? a pillar.]
    1. An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets
       covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the
       other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of
       making erasures by smoothing the wax.
    2. Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or
       use. Specifically:
       (a) A pen; an author's pen. --Dryden.
       (b) A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
       (c) A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
       (d) (Zo["o]l.) A long, slender, bristlelike process, as
           the anal styles of insects.
       (e) [Perhaps fr. Gr. ? a pillar.] The pin, or gnomon, of a
           dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See
       (f) [Probably fr. Gr. ? a pillar.] (Bot.) The elongated
           part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See
           Illust. of {Stamen}, and of {Pistil}.
    3. Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or
       written; especially, such use of language in the
       expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty
       of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse;
       rhetorical expression.
             High style, as when that men to kinges write.
             Style is the dress of thoughts.       --Chesterfield.
             Proper words in proper places make the true
             definition of style.                  --Swift.
             It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a
             great work.                           --I. Disraeli.
    4. Mode of presentation, especially in music or any of the
       fine arts; a characteristic of peculiar mode of developing
       in idea or accomplishing a result.
             The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar
             merit.                                --Sir J.
    5. Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is
       deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social
       demeanor; fashion.
             According to the usual style of dedications. --C.
    6. Mode or phrase by which anything is formally designated;
       the title; the official designation of any important body;
       mode of address; as, the style of Majesty.
             One style to a gracious benefactor, another to a
             proud, insulting foe.                 --Burke.
    7. (Chron.) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the
       Julian and Gregorian calendars.
    Note: Style is Old or New. The Old Style follows the Julian
          manner of computing the months and days, or the
          calendar as established by Julius C[ae]sar, in which
          every fourth year consists of 366 days, and the other
          years of 365 days. This is about 11 minutes in a year
          too much. Pope Georgy XIII. reformed the calendar by
          retrenching 10 days in October, 1582, in order to bring
          back the vernal equinox to the same day as at the time
          of the Council of Nice, a. d. 325. This reformation was
          adopted by act of the British Parliament in 1751, by
          which act 11 days in September, 1752, were retrenched,
          and the third day was reckoned the fourteenth. This
          mode of reckoning is called New Style, according to
          which every year divisible by 4, unless it is divisible
          by 100 without being divisible by 400, has 366 days,
          and any other year 365 days.
    {Style of court}, the practice or manner observed by a court
       in its proceedings. --Ayliffe.
    Syn: Diction; phraseology; manner; course; title. See
  2. \Style\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Styled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate. ``Styled
    great conquerors.'' --Milton.
          How well his worth and brave adventures styled.
    Syn: To call; name; denominate; designate; term;
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An elongated part of a carpel, or group of fused carpels, between the ovary and the stigma.
 Definition: according to the art historian, Ernst Gombrich, style is "any distinctive and therefore recognizable way in which an act is performed and made." Archaeologists and anthropologists have defined "stylistic areas" as areal units representing shared ways of producing and decorating artifacts.