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Meaning of style by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Old French estile ( French: style ), from Latin stilus .


    • IPA: /staɪl/, SAMPA: /staIl/
      Rhymes: -aɪl
    • Homophone: stile


    style ( plural: styles )

    1. A manner of doing things, especially in a fashionable one .
    2. ( botany ) the stalk that connects the stigma( s ) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower .
    3. A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post .
    4. A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post .

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    to style ( third-person singular simple present styles present participle styling, simple past and past participle styled )

    1. To create or give a style, fashion or image .
    2. To call or give a name or title.


    By Wiktionary ( 2009/02/26 02:21 UTC Version )


    From Greek stŷlos, column, or -stŷlos, columned



    1. column or having columns. Combining form is appended to make an adjective form .
      ortho-, orthostyle

Explanation of style by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make consistent with certain rules of style

    2. style a manuscript
    3. designate by an identifying term

    4. They styled their nation `The Confederate States'
    5. make consistent with a certain fashion or style

    6. Style my hair
      style the dress
    1. a slender bristlelike or tubular process

    2. a cartilaginous style
    3. a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving

    4. distinctive and stylish elegance

    5. how something is done or how it happens

    6. in the characteristic New York style
    7. the popular taste at a given time

    8. the 1920s had a style of their own
    9. a particular kind ( as to appearance )

    10. this style of shoe is in demand
    11. editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display

    12. 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

    13. all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper
    14. the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma