verb (used with object), styled, styl·ing.
verb (used without object), styled, styl·ing.
Origin of style
Synonyms for style
Origin of -style2
Related Words for stylekind, tone, way, form, habit, trend, pattern, technique, method, characteristic, variety, design, mode, behavior, type, genre, thing, approach, spirit, trait
Examples from the Web for style
Contemporary Examples of style
Her style, much like her diminutive nickname, is best described as “Hamptons twee”—preppy and peppy.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze
January 9, 2015
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
But throughout the series so far, its style has also had a profound story of its own to tell.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
Who knew that “we shall overcome” meant “we, the few, shall book covers every decade or so, maybe, sometimes, if we are in style.”One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
Their policies will be similar—standing up for the little guy—though their style is very different.How Will Cuba Play In Peoria?
December 21, 2014
Historical Examples of style
Both rooms were large and furnished in a style that had been supremely luxurious in 1878.
Thoroughbred is the word for her, style and action, as the horse people say, perfect.
"You see we do not follow the English style," said the smooth hostess to Philip.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
These are my reasons in brief, for the alteration of my style.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But then, you are told that these objects are not in the style and taste of the people.
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 cramp someone's style; go out (of style); in fashion (style).