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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English stile, style, from Medieval Latin stylus and Old French style, stile, estile; both ultimately from Latin stilus (stake; pale; pointed instrument; tool for writing), from Proto-Indo-European *stey- (to stick; compress; condense). Cognate with German Stiel (stalk; handle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /staɪl/, enPR: stīl
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪl
  • Homophone: stile

NounEdit

style (plural styles)

  1. A manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.
    • Chesterfield
      Style is the dress of thoughts.
    • C. Middleton
      the usual style of dedications
    • I. Disraeli
      It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work.
    • Sir J. Reynolds
      The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit.
  2. Flair; grace; fashionable skill.
    As a dancer, he has a lot of style.
  3. (botany) The stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.
  4. A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post.
  5. A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post.
    the style of Majesty
    • Burke
      one style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe
  6. (nonstandard) A stylus.
  7. (obsolete) A pen; an author's pen.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  8. A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
  9. A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
  10. A long, slender, bristle-like process.
    the anal styles of insects
  11. The pin, or gnomon, of a sundial, the shadow of which indicates the hour.
  12. (computing) A visual or other modification to text or other elements of a document, such as bold or italic.
    applying styles to text in a wordprocessor
    Cascading Style Sheets

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VerbEdit

style (third-person singular simple present styles, present participle styling, simple past and past participle styled)

  1. (transitive) To create or give a style, fashion or image to.
  2. (transitive) To call or give a name or title to.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 10
      Marianne’s preserver, as Margaret, with more elegance than precision, stiled [sic] Willoughby, called at the cottage early the next morning to make his personal inquiries.

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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin stilus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

style m (plural styles)

  1. style (manner of doing something)
  2. (botany) style (of a flower)
  3. fashion, trend, style
  4. (colloquial) style (personal comportment)
  5. flair
  6. (art) style; method characteristic of an artist; artistic manner or characteristic by which an artistic movement may be defined
  7. gnomon, style (needle of a sundial)
  8. (dated, historical) stylus, style (implement for writing on tablets)
  9. complement of jargon particular to a field; style (manner of writing specific to a field or discipline)
  10. sort, type; category of things

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English stiġel.

NounEdit

style

  1. Alternative form of stile (stile)

Etymology 2Edit

From Medieval Latin stylus.

NounEdit

style

  1. Alternative form of stile (style)

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

style

  1. plural of styl
  2. accusative plural of styl
  3. vocative plural of styl

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English style.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /is.ˈtaj.li/, /ˈstaj.li/, /iʃ.ˈtaj.li/

AdjectiveEdit

style (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, slang) stylish
    Com este calçado você fica style!
    With this shoe you become stylish!