Definition of Stile

1. Noun. An upright that is a member in a door or window frame.

Generic synonyms: Upright, Vertical



Definition of Stile

1. n. A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style.

2. n. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.

Definition of Stile

1. Noun. A set of steps surmounting a fence or wall, or a narrow gate or contrived passage through a fence or wall, which in either case allows people but not livestock to pass. ¹

2. Noun. A vertical component of a panel or frame, such as that of a door or window. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stile

1. a series of steps for passing over a fence or wall [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stile

stigmergic
stigmergy
stigmes
stilb
stilbene
stilbenes
stilbenoid
stilbenoids
stilbesterol
stilbestrol
stilbestrols
stilbite
stilbites
stilboestrol
stilbs
stile (current term)
stiled
stiles
stilet
stilets
stiletto
stiletto heel
stilettoed
stilettoes
stilettoing
stilettos
stiling
still
still-born
still-fish

Literary usage of Stile

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and edited by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Diminished stile; Diminishing stile. In a glazed door, a stile whose upper ... Same as Shutting stile, below. Gunstock stile. A diminished stile in which ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"A very large part of his finest Diminished stile ; Diminishing stile. In a glazed door, a stile whose upper part above the middle rail is narrower than the ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1869)
"Lydia Whiton was Born December the 22, old stile, 1719. Our Son Thomas was Born June the 3, ... Our Daughter Lydia was Born May the 21, old stile, 1745. ..."

4. Of the Origin and Progress of Language by James Burnett Monboddo (1792)
"The 'words ornamented by Tropes, competition by Figures. The stile of ... The stile of his public orations perfectly different.—This artificial stile not ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters (1859)
"Thomas Whiton was Born December the 29 old stile 1718. Lydia Whiton was Born December the 22 old ... Our Daughter Lydia was Born May the 21 old stile 1745. ..."

6. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Despair, and these men (pointing to them among the tombs) came once on pilgrimage, as you do now, even until they came to that same stile. ..."

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