verb (used with object), styled, styl·ing.
verb (used without object), styled, styl·ing.
Origin of style
Synonyms for style
Related Words for stylingterm, denominate, dub, christen, label, call, entitle, address, baptize, designate
Examples from the Web for styling
Contemporary Examples of styling
With some styling under her belt, Tfank used her experience to build a career as a costume designer.Barbara Tfank: The Red Carpet Radical
March 2, 2014
Hourani began to dabble with a myriad of artistic careers, from model scouting to styling to art direction.Rad Hourani, The First Unisex Couture Designer
January 29, 2014
Thirty years ago, Lori Goldstein tried her hand at styling on a whim.Meet the Stylist Behind Some of Fashion’s Most Iconic Images
November 7, 2013
With the right amount of make-up and styling, Sailor believes she can be whichever gender she is hired to be.Working As A Male Model
October 29, 2013
Both Riki and Avigayel, who sat in the styling chair, were unemployed and spent a lot of time hanging out at Linda's salon.Red Alerts At A Sderot Hair Salon
November 1, 2012
Historical Examples of styling
Reverence,” said I, “what do you mean by styling me reverence?Wild Wales
Pepa was not far wrong in styling General Patio a carpet-knight.Froth
Armando Palacio Valds
I crave pardon for not styling you: Monsieur le Ministre; I could not.His Excellency the Minister
Urban received the archbishop magnificently, styling him the “pope and patriarch of another world,” and promising to help him.The English Church in the Middle Ages
But do you ever hear of us Catholics, or Dissenters, styling this an extraordinary movement on the part of the Queen?Two Addresses
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).