old style

  1. Also old·style. 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.
  1. Also old-style. Typography. noting or descriptive of a font of numerals of which some part extends below the baseline.

Origin of old style

First recorded in 1865–70
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Contemporary Examples of old style

  • Of course, that doesn't mean that we should return to the old-style Mom's-home-Dad-works marriage.

  • “WANTED,” the ad reads in a mock-up of old-style Wild West posters.

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    Texas Calls All Gun-Toting Yanks

    David Freedlander

    January 16, 2013

  • Like an old-style Conservative, David Cameron is talking tough.

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    Cameron Gets Tough

    William Underhill

    August 10, 2011

  • The team that once promised to rid us of old-style politics is clinging to that well-worn Washington tactic: Blame the other guy.

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    The Bush Book Bomb

    Matt Latimer

    July 28, 2010

  • Cameron's "Big Idea" is that the world has changed, and that old-style, top-down government is a relic of a bygone era.

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    England Goes Hollywood

    Alex Massie

    February 13, 2010

Historical Examples of old style

British Dictionary definitions for old style

old style

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

Old Style

  1. the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendarCompare New Style
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