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style

 (stīl)
n.
1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed: a style of teaching.
2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
3. Sort; type: a style of furniture.
4. A quality of imagination and individuality expressed in one's actions and tastes: does things with style.
5.
a. A comfortable and elegant mode of existence: living in style.
b. A mode of living: the style of the very rich.
6.
a. The fashion of the moment, especially of dress; vogue: clothes that are in style.
b. A particular fashion: the style of the 1920s.
7. A customary manner of presenting printed material, including usage, punctuation, spelling, typography, and arrangement: a manual of style.
8. A name or title: businesses under the style of Wilson and Webber.
9.
a. An implement used for etching or engraving.
b. A slender pointed writing instrument used by the ancients on wax tablets.
10. The needle of a phonograph.
11. The gnomon of a sundial.
12. Botany The usually slender part of a pistil, connecting the ovary and the stigma.
13. Zoology A slender, tubular, or bristlelike process: a cartilaginous style.
14. Medicine A surgical probing instrument; a stylet.
15. Obsolete A pen.
tr.v. styled, styl·ing, styles
1. To design or fashion in a certain way: styled the new model after the classic sports cars.
2. To arrange (hair) in a certain way, as by cutting, coloring, or curling.
3. To call or name; designate: George VI styled his brother Duke of Windsor.
4. To make consistent with rules of style: style a manuscript.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin stylus, stilus, spike, pointed instrument used for writing, style; see stylus.]

styl′er n.

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. (Art Terms) a distinctive, formal, or characteristic manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc
5. elegance or refinement of manners, dress, etc
6. (Clothing & Fashion) prevailing fashion in dress, looks, etc
7. a fashionable or ostentatious mode of existence: to live in style.
8. (Journalism & Publishing) 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) botany the stalk of a carpel, bearing the stigma
11. (Zoology) zoology a slender pointed structure, such as the piercing mouthparts of certain insects
12. (Historical Terms) a method of expressing or calculating dates. See Old Style, New Style
13. (Art Terms) another word for stylus1
14. (Horology) the arm of a sundial
vb (mainly tr)
15. to design, shape, or tailor: to style hair.
16. to adapt or make suitable (for)
17. (Journalism & Publishing) 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. (Art Terms) (intr) to decorate objects using a style or stylus
[C13: from Latin stylus, stilus writing implement, hence characteristics of the writing, style]
ˈstylar adj
ˈstyler n

style

(staɪl)

n., v. styled, styl•ing. n.
1. a particular type or sort, with reference to form, appearance, or character.
2. a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or manner of acting: to do things in a grand style.
3. prevailing fashion, as in dress, esp. approved fashion; smartness: out of style.
4. an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living: to live in style.
5. a mode of expressing thought in writing or speaking, esp. as characteristic of a group, person, etc.
6. a mode or form of design, construction, or execution in any art or work, esp. as characteristic of a person, group, period, etc.: the baroque style; the Georgian style of architecture.
7. a distinctive quality of originality, elegance, or flair: a person with style.
8. a person's characteristic tastes, attitudes, and mode of behavior: It's not his style to flatter people.
9. a descriptive or distinguishing appellation, esp. a legal, official, or recognized title.
11. the gnomon of a sundial.
12. a method of reckoning time. Compare New Style, old style (def. 2).
13. a narrow, cylindrical extension of the pistil that, when present, bears the stigma at its apex.
14. Zool. a small, pointed process or part.
15. the rules or customs of spelling, punctuation, and the like, observed by a publisher.
v.t.
16. to call by a given title or appellation; designate; name.
17. to design or arrange in accordance with a given or new style: to style one's hair.
18. to bring into conformity with a specific style: to style a manuscript.
[1250–1300; Middle English (n.) < Latin stylus, sp. variant of stilus tool for writing, hence, written composition, style; see stylus]
styl′er, n.

-style1

,
a combining form of style (defs. 13, 14). Compare stylo- 1.

-style2

,
a combining form with the meanings “column,” “having columns (of the kind specified)”: urostyle. Compare stylo- 2.

style

(stīl)
The slender part of a flower pistil, extending from the ovary to the stigma. See more at flower.

Style

 

See Also: CLOTHING

  1. Dress as if having been born in a clothing store —David Ignatow
  2. Elegance stamped on her as by a die —Henry James
  3. Elegant as a Cole Porter lyric —Eric Pace, New York Times, December 1, 1986

    Pace made this comparison about actor Cary Grant at the time of his death.

  4. Elegant as a fifty-dollar whore —Raymond Chandler
  5. Fashion is like a shadow: fly from it and it follows you; follow it and it flies from you —Anon
  6. Had that elusive style some older women carry like blossom —Jonathan Gash
  7. A man’s style is intrinsic and private with him like his voice or his gesture, partly a matter of inheritance, partly of cultivation —Maurice Valency
  8. Style, like the human body, is specially beautiful when the veins are not prominent and the bones cannot be counted —Tacitus
  9. You can’t get high aesthetic tastes, like trousers, ready-made —W. S. Gilbert

style


Past participle: styled
Gerund: styling

Imperative
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Present
I style
you style
he/she/it styles
we style
you style
they style
Preterite
I styled
you styled
he/she/it styled
we styled
you styled
they styled
Present Continuous
I am styling
you are styling
he/she/it is styling
we are styling
you are styling
they are styling
Present Perfect
I have styled
you have styled
he/she/it has styled
we have styled
you have styled
they have styled
Past Continuous
I was styling
you were styling
he/she/it was styling
we were styling
you were styling
they were styling
Past Perfect
I had styled
you had styled
he/she/it had styled
we had styled
you had styled
they had styled
Future
I will style
you will style
he/she/it will style
we will style
you will style
they will style
Future Perfect
I will have styled
you will have styled
he/she/it will have styled
we will have styled
you will have styled
they will have styled
Future Continuous
I will be styling
you will be styling
he/she/it will be styling
we will be styling
you will be styling
they will be styling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been styling
you have been styling
he/she/it has been styling
we have been styling
you have been styling
they have been styling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been styling
you will have been styling
he/she/it will have been styling
we will have been styling
you will have been styling
they will have been styling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been styling
you had been styling
he/she/it had been styling
we had been styling
you had been styling
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Conditional
I would style
you would style
he/she/it would style
we would style
you would style
they would style
Past Conditional
I would have styled
you would have styled
he/she/it would have styled
we would have styled
you would have styled
they would have styled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.style - how something is done or how it happensstyle - 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"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
artistic style, idiom - the style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"
drape - the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"
fit - the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"
form - a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
life style, lifestyle, life-style, modus vivendi - a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
setup - the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
signature, touch - a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
wise - a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise"
response - the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
2.style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or periodstyle - 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"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
allegory - an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
analysis - the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
bathos - triteness or triviality of style
black humor, black humour - the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
device - something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
eloquence, fluency, smoothness - powerful and effective language; "his eloquence attracted a large congregation"; "fluency in spoken and written English is essential"; "his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"
euphuism - any artificially elegant style of language
flatness - a want of animation or brilliance; "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
headlinese - using the abbreviated style of headline writers
jargon - specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
journalese - the style in which newspapers are written
legalese - a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law
manner of speaking, delivery, speech - your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
officialese - the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure
pathos - a style that has the power to evoke feelings
prose - matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
rhetoric - using language effectively to please or persuade
coarseness, saltiness - language or humor that is down-to-earth; "the saltiness of their language was inappropriate"; "self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre"
self-expression - the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)
sesquipedality - using long words
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
turn of expression, turn of phrase - a distinctive spoken or written expression; "John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea"
vein - a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
literary genre, writing style, genre - a style of expressing yourself in writing
poetry - any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
3.style - a particular kind (as to appearance)style - a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand"
kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
4.style - the popular taste at a given timestyle - the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste - delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
New Look - a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947; involved a tight bodice and narrow waist and a flowing pleated skirt
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
bandwagon - a popular trend that attracts growing support; "when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"
5.style - (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
pistil - the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
stylopodium - an enlargement at the base of the style in some Umbelliferae
stigma - the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
corn silk, cornsilk - each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn
6.style - editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
7.style - distinctive and stylish elegancestyle - distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
8.style - a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
9.style - a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"
stylet - small needlelike appendage; especially the feeding organ of a tardigrade
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Verb1.style - designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
2.style - make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
pompadour - style women's hair in a pompadour
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
3.style - make consistent with certain rules of style; "style a manuscript"
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"

style

noun
1. manner, way, method, approach, technique, custom, mode Our children's different learning styles created many problems.
3. design, form, cut Several styles of hat were available.
4. type, sort, kind, spirit, pattern, variety, appearance, tone, strain, category, characteristic, genre, tenor six scenes in the style of a classical Greek tragedy
5. fashion, trend, mode, vogue, rage The longer length of skirt is the style at the moment.
6. luxury, ease, comfort, elegance, grandeur, affluence, gracious living The £17 million settlement allowed her to live in style to the end.
7. mode of expression, phrasing, turn of phrase, wording, treatment, expression, vein, diction, phraseology The author's style is wonderfully anecdotal.
verb
1. design, cut, tailor, fashion, shape, arrange, adapt classically styled clothes
2. call, name, term, address, label, entitle, dub, designate, christen, denominate people who would like to style themselves as arms dealers

style

noun
1. A distinctive way of expressing oneself:
2. The approach used to do something:
3. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality:
Archaic: port.
4. The current custom:
Informal: thing.
Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing.
5. The word or words by which one is called and identified:
Slang: handle, moniker.
verb
1. To give a name or title to:
2. To describe with a word or term:
Translations
أُسْلُوبأسْلوبأناقَهزي، موضَهيُرَتِّب بطريقَةٍ ما
styltvarovatúčesudělat účesuzpůsobit
stildesigneformgivefrisureklasse
tyylivartalo
izravannačinstil
formatervezmegcsináltatjastílus
greiîa/leggja hárhannastíllstíll, stælltíska, stæll
スタイル
스타일
modeliuotojaspadaryti šukuosenąstilingaistilingasstilingumas
elegancefasonsieveidot matusizveidotskonstruēts
stil
urobiť účes
modaslogstil
stil
รูปแบบ
belli bir modele göre tasarımlamakbiçimmodaşekil vermekşıklık
kiểu

style

[staɪl]
A. N
1. (Mus, Art, Literat) → estilo m
in the style of Mozartal estilo de Mozart
a building in the neoclassical styleun edificio de estilo neoclásico
2. (= design, model) → estilo m
I want something in that stylequiero algo de ese estilo
3. (= mode) → estilo m
we must change our style of playdebemos cambiar nuestro estilo de juego
the present style of leadershipel estilo actual de liderazgo
management styleestilo m administrativo
style of livingestilo m de vida
in the Italian styleal estilo italiano, a la italiana
that's the style!¡así se hace!, ¡muy bien!
this is a lesson in economics, nineties styleésta es una lección de economía al estilo de los noventa
March 6th, old/new style6 de marzo, según el calendario juliano/gregoriano
see also house C
4. (= elegance) → estilo m
there's no style about himno tiene nada de estilo
to have styletener estilo
to do sth in stylehacer algo por todo lo alto or a lo grande
they celebrated in stylelo celebraron por todo lo alto or a lo grande
to live in stylevivir por todo lo alto or rodeado de lujo
to travel in styleviajar por todo lo alto
he won in fine styleganó de manera impecable
5. (= fashion) → moda f
to go out of style [mode of dress] → pasar de moda
they spent money like it was going out of stylegastaban dinero a troche y moche or como si fuera agua
she was drinking vodka like it was going out of stylebebía vodka como si se estuviera acabando el mundo
6. (= way of behaving) → estilo m
I like your styleme gusta tu estilo
that's not her styleeso no es su estilo
see also cramp 1
7. (also hairstyle) → peinado m
8. (= form of address) → título m
B. VT
1. (frm) (= call, designate) the headmaster is styled "rector"al director se le llama "rector"
he styles himself "Doctor"se hace llamar "Doctor"
see also self-styled
2. (= design) [+ clothes, car, model] → diseñar
to style sb's hairpeinar a algn
Jackie's hair was styled byJackie ha sido peinada por ...
her hair is styled in a boblleva una melena corta
3. (Typ) [+ manuscript] → editar (siguiendo el estilo de la editorial)
C. CPD style book N (Typ) → libro m de estilo
style guru Ngurú mf de la moda
style sheet N (Comput) → hoja f de estilo

style

[ˈstaɪl] n
(= manner) → style m
That's not his style → Ça n'est pas son style.
western styles of education → les modes d'éducation occidentaux
(= design) [clothes, product] → style m
to come in several styles → être disponible en différents modèles
see also hairstyle
(= fashion) → style m
in the latest style → à la dernière mode
(= elegance) → style m
to have style → avoir du style
(literary, artistic, architectural, musical)style m

style

n
(Art, Mus, Liter, personal etc) → Stil m; style of paintingMalstil m; the style of his writingsein Stil m; style of lifeLebensstil m; style of managementFührungsstil m; a poem in the Romantic styleein Gedicht ntim Stil der Romantik; he won in fine styleer gewann souverän or überlegen; in his own inimitable style (iro)in seiner unnachahmlichen Art or Manier, auf die ihm typische Art; that house is not my styleso ein Haus ist nicht mein Stil; hillwalking is not his styleBergwanderungen liegen ihm nicht; that’s the style (inf)so ists richtig
(= elegance)Stil m; the man has (real) styleder Mann hat Klasse or Format; in stylestilvoll; to do things in stylealles im großen Stil tun; to celebrate in stylegroß feiern; to get married in styleeine Hochzeit großen Stils or im großen Stil feiern
(= sort, type)Art f; a new style of house/car etcein neuer Haus-/Autotyp etc; just the style of car I likeein Auto, wie es mir gefällt
(Fashion) → Stil m no pl, → Mode f; (= cut)Schnitt m; (= hairstyle)Frisur f; these coats are available in two stylesdiese Mäntel gibt es in zwei verschiedenen Schnittarten or Macharten; I want something in that styleich hätte gern etwas in der Art or in dem Stil; all the latest stylesdie neue(ste) Mode, Mode im neue(ste)n Stil; the latest styles in shoesdie neue(ste)n Schuhmoden
(= style of address)Anrede f; (= title)Titel m
(Bot) → Griffel m
vt
(= designate)nennen
(= design)entwerfen; interior etcgestalten; hairstylen; a smartly styled dressein elegant geschnittenes Kleid; it is styled for comfort, not elegancees ist auf Bequemlichkeit und nicht Eleganz zugeschnitten

style

[staɪl] n
a. (gen) → stile m
in the Renaissance style → in stile rinascimentale
that's the style! → così va bene!
b. (of dress) → modello, linea (also hair style) → pettinatura; (more elaborate) → acconciatura
in the latest style → all'ultima moda
something in this style → qualcosa di questo tipo
c. (elegance, of person, car, film) → classe f, stile m
to dress with style → vestire con un certo stile
she has style → ha classe or stile
to live in style → avere un elevato tenore di vita
to do things in style → fare le cose in grande stile
d. (Bot) → stilo

style

(stail) noun
1. a manner or way of doing something, eg writing, speaking, painting, building etc. different styles of architecture; What kind of style are you going to have your hair cut in?; a new hairstyle.
2. a fashion in clothes etc. the latest Paris styles; I don't like the new style of shoe.
3. elegance in dress, behaviour etc. She certainly has style.
verb
1. to arrange (hair) in a certain way. I'm going to have my hair cut and styled.
2. to design in a certain style. These chairs/clothes are styled for comfort.
ˈstylish adjective
elegant or fashionable. stylish clothes/furniture.
ˈstylishly adverb
ˈstylishness noun
ˈstylist noun
a person who arranges or designs a style especially in hairdressing. a hair-stylist.
in style
in a luxurious, elegant way without worrying about the expense. The bride arrived at the church in style, in a horse-drawn carriage.

style

أُسْلُوب styl stil Stil στυλ estilo tyyli style izravan stile スタイル 스타일 stijl stil styl estilo стиль stil รูปแบบ stil kiểu 风格
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Meg could walk in the conservatory whenever she liked and revel in bouquets, Jo browsed over the new library voraciously, and convulsed the old gentleman with her criticisms, Amy copied pictures and enjoyed beauty to her heart's content, and Laurie played `lord of the manor' in the most delightful style.
It was a building beautiful in its barbaric style, and yet simple.
Her clients said that Lena `had style,' and overlooked her habitual inaccuracies.
I am the man, however, that got the name of Nathaniel from my kin; the compliment of Hawkeye from the Delawares, who live on their own river; and whom the Iroquois have presumed to style the 'Long Rifle', without any warranty from him who is most concerned in the matter.
The duds are a little mixed in style, but I reckon they're clean and whole, and a man might face a lady in 'em.
We heard the turning of a key in a small lock; she has opened a secret drawer of an escritoire, and is probably looking at a certain miniature, done in Malbone's most perfect style, and representing a face worthy of no less delicate a pencil.
Could I have preserved the picturesque force of his style, and the humourous colouring which nature taught him how to throw over his descriptions, the result, I honestly believe, would have been something new in literature.
He was satisfied with his wealth, but not proud of it; and piqued himself upon the hearty abundance, rather than the style in which he lived.
At length, by dint of much wriggling, and loud and incessant expostulations upon the unbecomingness of his hugging a fellow male in that matrimonial sort of style,
Well, angry as I was, I was almost frightened, he roared and bellowed in such a style.
All these things are carefully avoided by the young, most of whom have learned to speak English and to affect the latest style of clothing.
A gay robe of scarlet and yellow plaid, carefully made and neatly fitted, set off to advantage the dark and rich style of his beauty; and a certain comic air of assurance, blended with bashfulness, showed that he had been not unused to being petted and noticed by his master.