style

[stahyl]
noun
1.
a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking.
2.
a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: They do these things in a grand style.
3.
a mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
4.
an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living: to live in style.
5.
a mode of fashion, as in dress, especially good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness.
6.
the mode of expressing thought in writing or speaking by selecting and arranging words, considered with respect to clearness, effectiveness, euphony, or the like, that is characteristic of a group, period, person, personality, etc.: to write in the style of Faulkner; a familiar style; a pompous, pedantic style.
7.
those components or features of a literary composition that have to do with the form of expression rather than the content of the thought expressed: His writing is all style and no substance.
8.
manner or tone adopted in discourse or conversation: a patronizing style of addressing others.
9.
a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or form of construction or execution in any art or work: Her painting is beginning to show a personal style.
10.
a descriptive or distinguishing appellation, especially a legal, official, or recognized title: a firm trading under the style of Smith, Jones, & Co.
11.
stylus ( defs 1, 2 ).
12.
the gnomon of a sundial.
13.
a method of reckoning time. Compare New Style, old style ( def 2 ).
14.
Zoology. a small, pointed process or part.
15.
Botany. a narrow, usually cylindrical and more or less filiform extension of the pistil, which, when present, bears the stigma at its apex. See diag. under flower.
16.
the rules or customs of typography, punctuation, spelling, and related matters used by a newspaper, magazine, publishing house, etc., or in a specific publication.
verb (used with object), styled, styling.
17.
to call by a given title or appellation; denominate; name; call: The pope is styled His or Your Holiness.
18.
to design or arrange in accordance with a given or new style: to style an evening dress; to style one's hair.
19.
to bring into conformity with a specific style or give a specific style to: Please style this manuscript.
verb (used without object), styled, styling.
20.
to do decorative work with a style or stylus.
Idioms
21.
go out of style, to become unfashionable: The jacket he's wearing went out of style ten years ago.
22.
in style, fashionable.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Latin stylus, spelling variant of stilus tool for writing, hence, written composition, style; see stylus

styleless, adjective
stylelessness, noun
stylelike, adjective
antistyle, noun
counterstyle, noun
misstyle, verb, misstyled, misstyling.
restyle, verb, restyled, restyling.
unstyled, adjective
well-styled, adjective

stile, style.


2. method, approach. 5. chic. See fashion. 9. touch, characteristic, mark. 22. designate, address.
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-style

1
a combining form of style ( defs 14, 15 ): blastostyle.
Compare stylo-1.

-style

2
a combining form with the meanings “column,” “columned,” “having columns (of the kind specified)” used in the formation of compound words: orthostyle; urostyle.
Compare stylo-2.


Origin:
< Greek stŷlos column or -stȳlos -columned, adj. derivative of stŷlos

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style (staɪl)
 
n
1.  a form of appearance, design, or production; type or make: a new style of house
2.  the way in which something is done: good or bad style
3.  the manner in which something is expressed or performed, considered as separate from its intrinsic content, meaning, etc
4.  a distinctive, formal, or characteristic manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc
5.  elegance or refinement of manners, dress, etc
6.  prevailing fashion in dress, looks, etc
7.  a fashionable or ostentatious mode of existence: to live in style
8.  the particular mode of orthography, punctuation, design, etc, followed in a book, journal, etc, or in a printing or publishing house
9.  chiefly (Brit) the distinguishing title or form of address of a person or firm
10.  botany the stalk of a carpel, bearing the stigma
11.  zoology a slender pointed structure, such as the piercing mouthparts of certain insects
12.  Old Style See New Style a method of expressing or calculating dates
13.  another word for stylus
14.  the arm of a sundial
 
vb
15.  to design, shape, or tailor: to style hair
16.  to adapt or make suitable (for)
17.  to make consistent or correct according to a printing or publishing style
18.  to name or call; designate: to style a man a fool
19.  (intr) to decorate objects using a style or stylus
 
[C13: from Latin stylus, stilus writing implement, hence characteristics of the writing, style]
 
'stylar
 
adj
 
'styler
 
n

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Word Origin & History

style
c.1300, stile, "designation, title, manner or mode of expression," from O.Fr. estile "a stake, pale," from L. stilus "stake, instrument for writing, manner of writing, mode of expression," from PIE *sti-lo-, from base *sti- "point, prick, pierce" (see stick (v.)). Spelling
modified by influence of Gk. stylos "pillar." Meaning "mode or fashion of life" is from 1770; that of "mode of dress" is from 1814. Stylish is first recorded 1797 in "Sense and Sensibility" (the adj. good is understood); and stylize is 1898, from Ger. stilisieren.

style
1563, "to give a name to," from style (n.). Meaning "to arrange in fashionable style" (esp. of hair) is attested from 1934. Slang sense of "act or play in a showy way" is 1970s, originally black slang.
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style  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (stīl)  Pronunciation Key 
The slender part of a flower pistil, extending from the ovary to the stigma. The pollen tube grows through the style delivering the pollen nuclei to the ovary. See more at flower, pollination.

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style definition

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The visual presentation or formatting of web content, chiefly either HTML content with style controlled by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or XML content controlled by XSL. Style is distinguished from meaning, which is encoded with semantic markup. The latter deals with logical divisions of content such as headings, lists and paragraphs.
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Idioms & Phrases

style

see cramp someone's style; go out (of style); in fashion (style).

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Example sentences
Preparing notes and bibliographies in a consistent style has long been one of
  the less glamorous tasks of academic writing.
The former is more akin to doodles than to any formal structured writing style
  in both content and length.
Style as conditioned by inherent features of the language.
With the heightening of emotion his style heightens, and as his comedy refines
  itself his verse becomes subtler.
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