stile


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stile 1

 (stīl)
n.
1. A set or series of steps for crossing a fence or wall, usually constructed so as to allow humans but not livestock to pass.
2. A turnstile.

[Middle English, from Old English stigel; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.]

stile 2

 (stīl)
n.
A vertical member of a panel or frame, as in a door or window sash.

[Probably from Dutch stijl, doorpost, from Middle Dutch, possibly from Latin stilus, pole, post.]

stile

(staɪl)
n
1. (Agriculture) a set of steps or rungs in a wall or fence to allow people, but not animals, to pass over
2. (Building) short for turnstile
[Old English stigel; related to stīgan to climb, Old High German stigilla; see stair]

stile

(staɪl)
n
(Building) a vertical framing member in a door, window frame, or piece of panelling. Compare rail13
[C17: probably from Dutch stijl pillar, ultimately from Latin stilus writing instrument; see style]

stile1

(staɪl)

n.
1. a step or steps for scaling a wall or fence.
2. a turnstile.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English stigel (c. Old High German stigilla), derivative of stīgan to climb]

stile2

(staɪl)

n.
any of various vertical members framing panels or the like, as in a paneled door or a window sash. Compare rail 1 (def. 8).
[1670–80; perhaps < Dutch stijl (door-, bed-) post, strut]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stile - an upright that is a member in a door or window framestile - an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
upright, vertical - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
Translations
مَطْلَع دَرَجي
schůdky přes ohradu
stente
jalkaporraspieli
lépcsõs átjáró
stigi yfir girîingu
perlipa
schody

stile

[staɪl] Nescalones mpl para saltar una cerca

stile

[ˈstaɪl] néchalier m

stile

n(Zaun)übertritt m

stile

[staɪl] nscaletta (per scavalcare una siepe)

stile

(stail) noun
a step, or set of steps, for climbing over a wall or fence.
References in classic literature ?
They were in the grove now, close by the stile, and when the last words fell reluctantly from Jo's lips, Laurie dropped her hands and turned as if to go on, but for once in his life the fence was too much for him.
I went down to the front garden and clumb over the stile where you go through the high board fence.
He knew he was within five steps of the stile leading into Widow Douglas' grounds.
WE tramped along behind Jim and Lem till we come to the back stile where old Jim's cabin was that he was captivated in, the time we set him free, and here come the dogs piling around us to say howdy, and there was the lights of the house, too; so we warn't afeard any more, and was going to climb over, but Tom says:
This lane inclined up-hill all the way to Hay; having reached the middle, I sat down on a stile which led thence into a field.
When we came near the churchyard, we had to cross an embankment, and get over a stile near a sluice gate.
This view of Marner's personality was not without another ground than his pale face and unexampled eyes; for Jem Rodney, the mole-catcher, averred that one evening as he was returning homeward, he saw Silas Marner leaning against a stile with a heavy bag on his back, instead of resting the bag on the stile as a man in his senses would have done; and that, on coming up to him, he saw that Marner's eyes were set like a dead man's, and he spoke to him, and shook him, and his limbs were stiff, and his hands clutched the bag as if they'd been made of iron; but just as he had made up his mind that the weaver was dead, he came all right again, like, as you might say, in the winking of an eye, and said "Good-night", and walked off.
Thrones and imperial Powers, off-spring of heav'n, Ethereal Vertues; or these Titles now Must we renounce, and changing stile be call'd Princes of Hell?
There was a stile to pass from this field into the next.
Cock Robin looked sideways at Lucie with his bright black eye, and he flew over a stile and away.
A MONTH later Dick and Esther met at the stile beside the cross roads; had there been any one to see them but the birds and summer insects, it would have been remarked that they met after a different fashion from the day before.
Presently he came upon a stile, and, crossing it, followed a footpath northeastward.