style meaning

[ stail ] Pronunciation:   "style" in a sentence
  • Noun: style  stI(u)l
    1. How something is done or how it happens
      "in the characteristic New York style"
      - manner, mode, way, fashion 
    2. 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"
      - expressive style 
    3. A particular kind (as to appearance)
      "this style of shoe is in demand" 
    4. The popular taste at a given time
      "the 1920s had a style of their own"
      - vogue, trend 
    5. (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma 
    6. Editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display 
    7. Distinctive and stylish elegance
      - dash, elan, flair, panache, élan 
    8. A pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving
      - stylus 
    9. A slender bristlelike or tubular process
      "a cartilaginous style"
    Verb: style  stI(u)l
    1. Designate by an identifying term
      "They styled their nation 'The Confederate States'"
      - 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"

    Sounds like: stile

    Derived forms: styling, styled, styles

    See also: homostyled, stylist, stylistic, stylize

    Type of: appendage, appreciation, call, communication, create, direction, discernment, elegance, form, instruction, kind, make, name, outgrowth, perceptiveness, process, property, reproductive structure, sort, taste, tool, variety, write

    Part of: pistil

    Encyclopedia: Style

  • [American slang]
    in. to show off; to strut around. (Black.)
    • Look at that brother style!
    • Why don't you style over here and meet my man?

  • [Architecture]

    See architectural style.

  • [Business]


    1 [C,U]

    the particular way in which sth is done:

    The two men have a very different style of doing business.

    She has an informal management style.

    differences in style

    Her presentation was very refreshing in style.

    a style of leadership/learning/management/work/working

    2 [C]

    a particular design of sth, especially clothes:

    Our sunglasses are designed in a wide variety of styles.

  • [Engineering]
    See gnomon


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  1. i 've had quite enough of that style of thing.
  2. this letter is written in a formal style.
  3. the rooms were furnished in a contemporary style.
  4. i've had quite enough of that style of thing.
  5. the style was hurried, the tone intemperate.

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