Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

old style

noun
1.
Also, oldstyle. Printing. a type style differentiated from modern by the more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs.
2.
(initial capital letters) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar.
Compare New Style.
adjective
3.
Also, old-style. Typography. noting or descriptive of a font of numerals of which some part extends below the baseline.
Origin of old style
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for old style
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The people like it better than the old style of Instruction.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • The whole is in the plain and severe, or it may be the stiff manner of the old style.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • Indeed who thinks of the 'old style' at this period of the world's history?

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • According to the old style of reckoning time it came on November 12.

    The Book of Hallowe'en Ruth Edna Kelley
  • There appears to be some muddle as between “old style” and “new style.”

    The Story of Eclipses George Chambers
  • Veteri stilo, old style, then followed in England and Brandenburg.

  • Johnson corrugated bars, old style, are used for reinforcement.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • And one merit in particular must be conceded to the old style of life.

    Change in the Village (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  • The old style of the firm was retained, but the Hart was gone out of it.

    Make or Break Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for old style

old style

noun
1.
(printing) a type style reviving the characteristics of old face

Old Style

noun
1.
the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendar Compare New Style
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for old style

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for old

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for old style