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.

Nearby words

  1. stye,
  2. stygian,
  3. styl-,
  4. stylar,
  5. stylate,
  6. style sheet,
  7. stylebook,
  8. stylee,
  9. styler,
  10. stylet

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
2. method, approach. 5. chic. See fashion. 9. touch, characteristic, mark. 22. designate, address.

Related forms
Can be confusedstile style

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British Dictionary definitions for unstyled

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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Word Origin and History for unstyled
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Science definitions for unstyled

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 unstyled

style

see cramp someone's style; go out (of style); in fashion (style).

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