verb (used with object), styled, styl·ing.
verb (used without object), styled, styl·ing.
Origin of style
Origin of -style2
Examples from the Web for 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|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But throughout the series so far, its style has also had a profound story of its own to tell.
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|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Their policies will be similar—standing up for the little guy—though their style is very different.
His style has been criticised, and has been called affected and epigrammatic.
It was a broad-brimmed, soft felt hat of the Rembrandt style, which Professor Waite sometimes wore.Witch Winnie's Mystery, or The Old Oak Cabinet|Elizabeth W. Champney
The matter doesn't interest me, and the style doesn't fascinate me.
Here also he was received with great applause, his style of singing being especially appreciated.
All agree that the style of the painting is perfectly characteristic of the period.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
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).