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style

[ stahyl ]
/ staɪl /
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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
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

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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