style


style
[[t]staɪl[/t]]
n. v. styled, styl•ing
1) a particular type or sort, with reference to form, appearance, or character
2) a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or manner of acting:
to do things in a grand style[/ex]
3) clo prevailing fashion, as in dress, esp. approved fashion; smartness:
out of style[/ex]
4) an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living:
to live in style[/ex]
5) lit. a mode of expressing thought in writing or speaking, esp. as characteristic of a group, person, etc
6) a mode or form of design, construction, or execution in any art or work, esp. as characteristic of a person, group, period, etc.:
the baroque style; the Georgian style of architecture[/ex]
7) a distinctive quality of originality, elegance, or flair:
a person with style[/ex]
8) a person's characteristic tastes, attitudes, and mode of behavior:
It's not his style to flatter people[/ex]
9) a descriptive or distinguishing appellation, esp. a legal, official, or recognized title
10) anq fia
stylus 1), stylus 2)
11) the gnomon of a sundial
12) hor a method of reckoning time
Compare New Style old style 2)
13) bot a narrow, cylindrical extension of the pistil that, when present, bears the stigma at its apex
14) zool. Zool. a small, pointed process or part
15) jou the rules or customs of spelling, punctuation, and the like, observed by a publisher
16) to call by a given title or appellation; designate; name
17) clo to design or arrange in accordance with a given or new style:
to style one's hair[/ex]
18) jou to bring into conformity with a specific style:
to style a manuscript[/ex]
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME (n.) < L stylus, sp. var. of stilus tool for writing, hence, written composition, style; see stylus styl′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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