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noun


(1)   A slender bristlelike or tubular process
"A cartilaginous style"
(2)   A pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving
"He drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
(3)   Distinctive and stylish elegance
"He wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
(4)   How something is done or how it happens
"Her dignified manner"
"His rapid manner of talking"
"Their nomadic mode of existence"
"In the characteristic New York style"
"A lonely way of life"
"In an abrasive fashion"
(5)   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)   A particular kind (as to appearance)
"This style of shoe is in demand"
(7)   Editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
(8)   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)   (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma

verb


(10)   Make consistent with certain rules of style
"Style a manuscript"
(11)   Designate by an identifying term
"They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
(12)   Make consistent with a certain fashion or style
"Style my hair"
"Style the dress"
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Etymology


From from .

Noun



  1. A manner of doing things, especially in a fashionable one.
  2. 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.

Verb



  1. To create or give a style, fashion or image.
  2. To call or give a name or title.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 10
      Marianne’s preserver, as Margaret, with more elegance than precision, stiled Willoughby, called at the cottage early the next morning to make his personal inquiries.