style

[ stahyl ]
/ staɪl /

noun

verb (used with object), styled, styl·ing.

verb (used without object), styled, styl·ing.

to do decorative work with a style or stylus.

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Idioms for style

    go out of style, to become unfashionable: The jacket he's wearing went out of style ten years ago.
    in style, fashionable.

Origin of style

First recorded in 1350–1400; (noun) Middle English, from Latin stylus, spelling variant, mistakenly associated with Greek stŷlos “pillar, column,” of stilus “tool for writing,” hence, “written composition, style”; see stylus; (verb) from the noun, first recorded in 1560–80

synonym study for style

5. See fashion.

OTHER WORDS FROM style

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH style

stile, style .

Definition for style (2 of 3)

-style1

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

Definition for style (3 of 3)

-style2

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 of -style

2
<Greek stŷlos column or -stȳlos -columned, adj. derivative of stŷlos
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British Dictionary definitions for style

style
/ (staɪl) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of style

stylar, adjectivestyler, noun

Word Origin for style

C13: from Latin stylus, stilus writing implement, hence characteristics of the writing, style
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Scientific definitions for style

style
[ stīl ]

The slender part of a flower pistil, connecting the ovary and 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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Idioms and Phrases with style

style

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

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