• WordNet 3.6
    • v style make consistent with certain rules of style "style a manuscript"
    • v style designate by an identifying term "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
    • v style make consistent with a certain fashion or style "Style my hair","style the dress"
    • n style a slender bristlelike or tubular process "a cartilaginous style"
    • n style a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
    • n style distinctive and stylish elegance "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
    • n style a particular kind (as to appearance) "this style of shoe is in demand"
    • n style editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
    • n 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"
    • n style (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Style A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
    • Style A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.
    • Style (Chron) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
    • Style A pen; an author's pen.
    • Style A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
    • Style 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.
    • Style Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion. "According to the usual style of dedications."
    • Style Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use.
    • Style 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.""Style is the dress of thoughts.""Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style .""It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work."
    • Style 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."
    • Style 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. "One style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe."
    • Style The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.
    • Style The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.
    • v. t Style To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate. "Styled great conquerors.""How well his worth and brave adventures styled ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n style An iron instrument, in the form of a bodkin tapering to a point at one end, used, in one of the methods of writing practised in ancient and medieval times, for scratching the letters into a waxed tablet, the other end being blunt for rubbing out writing and smoothing the tablet; figuratively, any writing-instrument.
    • n style Something similar in form to the instrument above described, or in some respect suggestive of it. A pointed or needle-like tool, implement, or attachment, as the marking-point in the telegraph or phonograph, a graver, or an etching-needle.
    • n style Mode of expression in writing or speaking; characteristic diction; a particular method of expressing thought by selection or collocation of words, distinct in some respect from other methods, as determined by nationality, period, literary form, individuality, etc.; in an absolute sense, appropriate or suitable diction; conformity to an approved literary standard: as, the style of Shakspere or of Dickens; antiquated or modern style; didactic, poetic, or forensic style; a pedantic style; a nervous style; a cynical style.
    • n style Distinctive manner of external presentation; particular mode or form (within more or less variable limits) of construction or execution in any art or employment; the specific or characteristic formation or arrangement of anything. In this sense the applications of the word style are coextensive with the whole range of productive activity. Styles in the arts are designated according to subject, treatment, origin, school, period, etc.: as, in painting, the landscape, genre, or historical style; the style of Titian or of Rubens; the Preraphaelite or the Impressionist style; in architecture, the Greek, medieval, and Renaissance styles, the Pointed or the Perpendicular style; the Louis-Quatorze or the Eaetlake style of furniture; the Florentine style of wood-carving; carpets and rugs in the Persian style; styles in dress.
    • n style Particular mode of action or manifestation; physical or mental procedure; manner; way: as, styles of rowing, riding, or walking; styles of acting, singing, or bowing.
    • n style Mode, as of living or of appearing; distinctive or characteristic manner or fashion, with reference to appearance, bearing, social relations, etc.; in absolute use, an approved or prevalent mode; superior manner; noticeable elegance; the fashion: as, to live in style; style of deportment or of dress.
    • n style Hence, in general, fine appearance; dashing character; spirited appearance: as, a horse that shows style.
    • n style Mode of designation or address; a qualifying appellation or title; an epithet distinctive of rank, office, character, or quality.
    • n style In chronology, a mode of reckoning time with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars. See calendar. Style is Old or New. The Old Style (abbreviated O. S.) is the reckoning of time according to the Julian calendar, the, numbering of the years being that of the Christian era. In this reckoning the years have 365 days, except those whose numbers are divisible by 4, which have 366 days. The extra day is inserted in February, and is considered to be that following the 23d of that month. For ecclesiastical reasons, the calendar was reformed by Pope Gregory XIII., by adding 10 days to the date after October 4th, 1582, and thereafter making no years whose numbers end with two ciphers leap-years except those whose significant figures are divisible by 4. The year in New-Style always begins with January 1st, but in Old Style there was some diversity of practice. The Gregorian year accords closely with the tropical year; but otherwise its advantages are merely ecclesiastical and theoretical. This mode of correcting the calendar has been adopted at different times by almost all civilized nations except Russia and other countries where the Greek Church is predominant, which still adhere to the Old Style. In England the Gregorian or New Style (abbreviated N. S.) was adopted by act of Parliament in 1751, and as one of the years concluding a century in which the additional or intercalary day was to be omitted (the year 1700) had elapsed since the correction by Pope Gregory, it was necessary to omit 11 instead of 10 days in the current year. Accordingly, 11 days in September, 1752, were retrenched, and the 3d day was reckoned the. 14th. The difference between the Old and New Styles is now 12 days.
    • n style See the qualifying words.
    • n style Synonyms Diction, Phraseology, etc. (See diction.) Invention, Style, Amplification, in rhetoric. See invention.
    • n style Appellation, etc. See name.
    • style To record with or as with a style; give literary form to; write.
    • style To give or accord the style or designation of; entitle; denominate; call.
    • n style A pillar; a column. See style.
    • n style The pin or gnomon of a sun-dial, which marks the time by its shadow, or any fixed pointer serving a similar purpose. See cut under sun-dial.
    • n style In botany, a narrowed extension of the ovary, which, when present, supports the stigma. It is usually slender, and in that case of varying length, often elongated, as in honeysuckle, fuchsia, and in an extreme case Indian corn (forming its “silk”); sometimes it is thick and short, as in squash, grape-vine, etc.; sometimes wholly wanting, leaving the stigma sessile. Morphologically it is the attenuated tip of the carpel, hence equaling the carpels in number, except when, as in many compound pistils, the styles are consolidated. It is said to be simple when undivided, even if formed by the union of several. When cleft or slit it is bifid, trifid, etc.; when more deeply separated it is bipartite, tripartite, etc. According to the conformation of the carpel, the style may be terminal, rising from its summit, as is typically the case, or lateral, as in strawberry and cinquefoil, or basal, as in comfrey and salvia—the carpel being in these last cases more or less bent over. In position it may be erect, ascending, declinate, recurved, etc.; in form it may be filiform, subulate, trigonal, claviform, petaloid, etc. In relation to the corolla or calyx it may be included or exserted. A style may be persistent, but is commonly caducous, falling soon after fecundation. The function of the style is to present the stigma in a position advantageously to receive the pollen, and to form a medium for its communication to the ovules; accordingly, it has the structure of a tube filled or lined with a conductive tissue of the same nature as that which composes the stigma. See pistil, ovary, pollen-tube, and stigma.
    • n style An obsolete spelling of stile.
    • n style In textile-printing, the manner in which certain effects are produced. Thus, there are pigment styles, discharge styles, resist styles, steam-mordant styles, etc.
    • n style An elongated cusp or projection, lying on the periphery of a tooth and derived from outgrowths of the cingulum: often termed pillar or buttress. According to location these cusps have distinctive names. See mesostyle, parastyle, etc. See also cut at tooth, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Style stīl anything long and pointed, esp. a pointed tool for engraving or writing: manner of writing, mode of expressing thought in language: the distinctive manner peculiar to an author: characteristic or peculiar mode of expression and execution (in the fine arts): title: mode of address: practice, esp. in a law-court: manner: form: fashion: mode of reckoning time—Old Style, when the system follows the Julian calendar, as still in Russia, and in England before 2d September 1752; New Style, when the system follows the Gregorian calendar (eleven days were omitted, thus the 3d September became the 14th): the pin of a dial:
    • v.t Style to entitle in addressing or speaking of: to name or designate
    • n Style stīl (bot.) the middle portion of the pistil, between the ovary and the stigma (see Pistil)
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  • Bruce Lee
    “Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “He never chooses an opinion, he just wears whatever happens to be in style.”
  • Edna W. Chase
    Edna W. Chase
    “Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.”
  • Paul Klee
    “He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “Style is knowing who you are, what to say, and not giving a damn.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus, a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick,. See Stick (v. t.), and cf. Stiletto. The spelling with y is due to a supposed connection with Gr. sty^los a pillar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. stilus.


In literature:

They style themselves "helps," and will not suffer themselves to be called "servants.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Later readers find it less spontaneous, and after it she never resumed her early style except in her journal and correspondence.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
The style of the person should have much to do with choosing the style of dress for any occasion.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Generally speaking, the table is furnished in a style most creditable as to both quantity and quality of the viands.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
In the matter of style and form the author had almost nothing to guide him.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
By no means a virtuoso, he had the grand air, the grand style, and when he sat down to play one involuntarily stopped breathing.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
This they offered to the Governors to assist them in the building of the shed in an ornamental style.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
First, I would define what "STYLE" means.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Contemporary with Cicero was M. Terentius Varro, styled "most learned of the Romans," though ungraceful in style.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
There were two, or perhaps three, flabbinesses of style which (in your work) amazed me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

And though in words I seem to show
The fawning poet's style,
Yet is my plaint no feigned woe;
I languish in exile.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
Nature, what heart may here by thee,
Most truly brave be styled?
The tender mother's it must be,
When struggling for her child!
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
"He watches her, in solemn style;
A world of love flows to and fro;
He smiles; that he may learn to know
His mother by her smile.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Unless the slave were dressed in style,
Unless the slave were dressed in style
And knelt before her all the while—
Mew, mew, mew.
"The Mysterious Cat" by Vachel Lindsay
When little more than boy in age,
I deem'd myself almost a sage:
But now seem worthier to be styled For ignorance, almost a child.
"Retalliation" by William Cowper
Oh! then, my little friend, thy style
I'd change to happier lays,
Oh! then the cloister'd glooms should smile,
And through the long, the fretted aisle
Should swell the note of praise.
"To My Lyre" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

What You Can Learn from Mad Men 's Season 4 Style.
She is the author of " The Future and Its Enemies " and " The Substance of Style," and is writing a book on glamour.
Havnt seen many with the old style bayo,most have the new curvy style.
Us Weekly Celebrity Style hot photos and celebrity photo events for Olsen Twins: Who Has Better Style.
Style watcher becomes a style doer .
It can be a challenge to bridge interior design styles from one season to the next, but these earthy —and earth-friendly—delights send summer off in style.
I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state.
In 1950, Nash-Kelvinator CEO George Mason hired Edmund Anderson, a former GM styling executive, to establish an in-house styling department at Nash.
New Line is hoping that Going In Style isn't out of style.
Shop the style of this month's best dressed street style stars.
Both workout styles offer valuable health benefits, but it helps to understand the effect each style has on the body, so you get the most out of your workout time.
Visitors can see fires ignited by flint, steel and friction, old-style campfire cookery, four different styles of period shelters, and traditional camp tools in use.
Aprilia puts the style back in styling.
And besides being perfect for a hot afternoon, the style requires zero heat styling -- one factor that's sure to keep you cool.
With a style more recognizable as furniture, the TV wall mounts are designed to marry themselves to most television styles.

In science:

This leads to a style of programming where function symbols and strategy combinators are potentially overloaded.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Although at the end we will get bounds, formalizable as mathematical theorems, the style and most of the notations of the paper will be the ones of theoretical physics.
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
Unlike XML, there is no restriction on the styles of symbols that may be used.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Any other style that is convenient may also be used.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Moreover, style constraints may contradict each other.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue