n.1.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.Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use.
3.A pen; an author's pen.
3.Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written; especially, such use of language in the expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse; rhetorical expression.
High style, as when that men to kinges write.
- Chaucer.
Style is the dress of thoughts.
- Chesterfield.
It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work.
- I. Disraeli.
4.A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
4.Mode of presentation, especially in music or any of the fine arts; a characteristic of peculiar mode of developing in idea or accomplishing a result.
The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit.
- Sir J. Reynolds.
5.A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
5.Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion.
According to the usual style of dedications.
- C. Middleton.
6.(Zool.) A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.
6.Mode or phrase by which anything is formally designated; the title; the official designation of any important body; mode of address; as, the style of Majesty.
7.The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.
7.(Chron.) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
Style of court
the practice or manner observed by a court in its proceedings.
- Ayliffe.
8.(Bot.) The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.
v. t.1.To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.
[imp. & p. p. Styled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Styling.]
Noun1.style - a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand"
2.style - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
Synonyms: fashion, manner, mode, way
3.style - 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.style - distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
Synonyms: dash, panache, elan, flair
5.style - the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
Synonyms: vogue, trend
6.style - (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
7.style - editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
8.style - a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
Synonyms: stylus
9.style - a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"
Verb1.style - designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
Synonyms: title
2.style - make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
3.style - make consistent with certain rules of style; "style a manuscript"
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identify, idiosyncrasy, ilk, image, imago, impression, impressionism, in style, inclination, inflation, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inner form, intaglio, international, intimism, intuitionism, investiture, investment, jog, joggle, kidney, kin, kinetic art, knob, knot, know-how, knur, knurl, label, language, latest thing, layout, leaning, light, likeness, line, line of action, lineaments, linear chromatism, linen, lines, lip, literary style, long suit, look, loop, lot, lump, luxury, main interest, maintien, make, makeup, manner, manner of speaking, manner of working, mannerism, manners, mark, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, matrix, matter painting, means, medieval, megasporophyll, method, methodology, methods, metier, microsporophyll, mien, minimal art, modality, mode, mode of expression, mode of operation, mode of procedure, model, modern, modernism, modus operandi, modus vivendi, mold, mole, moniker, mood, motif, motions, mountain, movement, movements, moves, mysticism, name, namesake, national style, naturalism, nature, needle, neoclassicism, neoconcrete art, neoconstructivism, nevus, nickname, nomen, nomen nudum, nominate, nonobjectivism, nuagism, nub, nubbin, nubble, number, observable behavior, op art, opulence, order, ornamental motif, panache, papilloma, paragraph, partiality, particular choice, pattern, peculiarity, peg, pencil, perianth, period, period style, personal choice, personal style, persuasion, pet subject, petal, phase, phasis, photomontage, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, phylum, pistil, poetic realism, poetic tachism, point, pointillism, poise, polish, port, pose, postexpressionism, posture, practical ability, practice, praxis, predilection, predisposition, preference, preimpressionism, prejudice, prepossession, presence, present, prevailing taste, primitivism, procedure, proceeding, process, proclivity, proficiency, proper name, proper noun, proper thing, prototype, prowess, punch, purism, pursuit, put, put in words, quality, quickness, quietistic painting, race, rage, rags, raiment, readiness, realism, receptacle, reference, refinement, regard, repeated figure, representationalism, representationism, resource, resourcefulness, respect, rhetoric, rhetorize, rib, ridge, ring, ritziness, robes, rocker, romanticism, routine, savoir-faire, savvy, school, scientific name, scorper, seal, seamanship, secret name, seeming, semblance, sense of language, set, set out, setting, shape, shoulder, side, significant form, simulacrum, skill, skillfulness, slant, social science, sophistication, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, species, specify, spine, spirit, splendor, sportswear, stamen, stamp, state, stigma, strain, stream of fashion, stripe, strong point, structure, stud, stylish, stylishness, stylistic analysis, stylistics, suprematism, surrealism, swim, symbolism, synchromism, synthesism, system, tab, tachism, tack, tact, tactfulness, tactics, tag, tailor, taste, tastefulness, tautonym, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technicality, technique, tendency, tenor, term, the drill, the grand style, the how, the like of, the likes of, the plain style, the sublime, the way of, theme, thing, threads, timing, title, togs, toilette, tone, torus, total effect, touch, traditionalism, trait, treatment, trend, tribe, trick, trim, trinomen, trinomial name, tubercle, tubercule, turn, twig, twist, unism, variety, vein, verruca, vesicle, vestment, vesture, view, viewpoint, virtuosity, vocabulary, vocation, vogue, vorticism, wale, wart, way, way of life, ways, weakness, wear, wearing apparel, welt, wise, wit, wizardry, word, wording, workmanship
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