verb (used with object), styled, styl·ing.
verb (used without object), styled, styl·ing.
Origin of style
Synonyms for style
Related Words for in styleprevalent, predominant, universal, current, rampant, usual, smart, posh, swanky, genteel, stylish, trendy, chic, mod, upscale, swank, modern, contemporary, popular, hot
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for style
c.1300, stile, "designation, title, manner or mode of expression," from Old French estile "a stake, pale," from Latin stilus "stake, instrument for writing, manner of writing, mode of expression," from PIE *sti-lo-, from root *sti- "point, prick, pierce" (see stick (v.)). Spelling modified by influence of Greek stylos "pillar." Meaning "mode or fashion of life" is from 1770; that of "mode of dress" is from 1814.
1560s, "to give a name to," from style (n.). Meaning "to arrange in fashionable style" (especially of hair) is attested from 1934. Slang sense of "act or play in a showy way" is by 1974, U.S. Black slang. Related: Styled; styling.
see under go out, def. 5.
see cramp someone's style; go out (of style); in fashion (style).