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Dictionary Definition

style

Noun

1 a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand"
2 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" [syn: manner, mode, way, fashion]
3 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" [syn: expressive style]
4 distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan, flair, panache]
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" [syn: vogue, trend]
6 (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
7 editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
8 a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus" [syn: stylus]
9 a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"

Verb

1 designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'" [syn: title]
2 make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
3 make consistent with certain rules of style; "style a manuscript"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From estile (French: style), from stilus.

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.

Translations

manner of doing things
connector between ovary and stigma

Verb

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

Translations

to create or give a style
to call or give a name or title

French

Etymology

From stilus.

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m

Extensive Definition

Style may refer to:
  • Genre, a loose set of criteria for a category or composition
  • Design, the process of creating something
  • Format, various terms that refer to the style of different things
  • Human physical appearance
  • Fashion, a prevailing mode of expression, i.e. clothing
  • Typeface, style is one of the three traditional design features along with size and weight: either regular, italic or condensed
Style may also refer to:
  • Painting style, in art and painting style can refer either to the aesthetic values followed in choosing what to paint (and how) or to the physical techniques employed
  • Style (manner of address), titles or honorifics, including Chinese courtesy names
  • Style (botany), a stalk structure in female flower parts. See Gynoecium

Music

Film and television

Literature and linguistics

Other uses

  • "Style", on a sundial, the part of the gnomon that casts a shadow
  • Style = Stan + Kyle, a popular slash pairing from the TV cartoon South Park

See also

  • Stile, a step used for crossing a fence
  • Stylus, a writing instrument
style in Arabic: طراز
style in Danish: Stil (flertydig)
style in German: Stil
style in Spanish: Estilo
style in French: Style
style in Galician: Estilo
style in Dutch: Stijl
style in Japanese: スタイル
style in Norwegian: Stil
style in Portuguese: Estilo
style in Romanian: Stil (dezambiguizare)
style in Russian: Стиль
style in Simple English: Style
style in Swedish: Stil

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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