Definition of Style

1. Noun. How something is done or how it happens. "In an abrasive fashion"

Exact synonyms: Fashion, Manner, Mode, Way
Generic synonyms: Property
Specialized synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom, Drape, Fit, Form, Life Style, Life-style, Lifestyle, Modus Vivendi, Setup, Signature, Touch, Wise, Response
Derivative terms: Mannerly, Stylist, Stylize

2. Verb. Designate by an identifying term. "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
Exact synonyms: Title
Generic synonyms: Call, Name
Derivative terms: Title

3. Noun. A way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period. "All the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

4. Verb. Make consistent with a certain fashion or style. "They style their hair "; "Style the dress"
Category relationships: Fashion
Specialized synonyms: Pompadour
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Styler, Stylist

5. Noun. A particular kind (as to appearance). "This style of shoe is in demand"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety
Derivative terms: Stylist, Stylize

6. Verb. Make consistent with certain rules of style. "Style a manuscript"
Generic synonyms: Write

7. Noun. The popular taste at a given time. "The 1920s had a style of their own"
Exact synonyms: Trend, Vogue
Generic synonyms: Appreciation, Discernment, Perceptiveness, Taste
Specialized synonyms: New Look, Fashion, Bandwagon
Derivative terms: Stylist, Stylize, Trendy

8. Noun. (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma.
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Group relationships: Pistil
Specialized synonyms: Stylopodium, Corn Silk, Cornsilk
Terms within: Stigma

9. Noun. Editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display.
Generic synonyms: Direction, Instruction
Derivative terms: Stylistic

10. Noun. Distinctive and stylish elegance. "He wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
Exact synonyms: Dash, Elan, Flair, Panache
Generic synonyms: Elegance
Derivative terms: Stylistic

11. Noun. A pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving. "He drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
Exact synonyms: Stylus
Generic synonyms: Tool

12. Noun. A slender bristlelike or tubular process. "A cartilaginous style"
Specialized synonyms: Stylet
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process

Definition of Style

1. n. An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax.

2. v. t. To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.

Definition of Style

1. Noun. A manner of doing things, especially in a fashionable one. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) the stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower. ¹

3. Noun. A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post. ¹

4. Noun. A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post. ¹

5. Noun. (nonstandard) stylus ¹

6. Verb. To create or give a style, fashion or image. ¹

7. Verb. To call or give a name or title. ¹

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Definition of Style

1. to name [v STYLED, STYLING, STYLES] - See also: name

Lexicographical Neighbors of Style

style (current term)
style guide
style of architecture
style of cause
style sheet
style sheets

Literary usage of Style

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, John Albert Macy, Annie Sullivan (1905)
"CHAPTER V LITERARY style No one can have read Miss Keller's autobiography without feeling that she writes unusually fine English. Any teacher of composition ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Aniline Black style.— Aniline black being a product of the oxidation of aniline, ... Bronze style.— Manganese brown or bronze is decolorized by reducing ..."

3. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (1906)
"Oysters roasted in shell — Northern style. Soft-shell crabs. Connecticut shad. ... Early rose potatoes, roasted in the ashes, Southern style ..."

4. Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Music by William Smythe Babcock Mathews, Emil Liebling (1896)
"In the Italian style. A livre ouvert (ä lë-vr oo-vär), Fr. At the opening of the book. To play a piece at first sight. Al (al), \ All' (all), I = a il, ..."

5. Miscellaneous Essays by George Saintsbury (1892)
"ENGLISH PROSE style " The other harmony of prose."—Dryden. IT was once reported that Victor Hugo, whose command of his own tongue was only PROSE'style ..."

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