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.

Idioms

    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

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Latin stylus, spelling variant of stilus tool for writing, hence, written composition, style; see stylus
SYNONYMS FOR style
5 chic. See fashion.
9 touch, characteristic, mark.
22 designate, address.
Related forms
Can be confusedstile style

Definition for style (2 of 3)

-style

1

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

Definition for style (3 of 3)

-style

2

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 Formsstylar, adjectivestyler, noun

Word Origin for style

C13: from Latin stylus, stilus writing implement, hence characteristics of the writing, style
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Science 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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