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Noun: style  stI(-u)l
  1. How something is done or how it happens
    "in the characteristic New York style";
    - manner, mode, way, fashion
  2. (music) 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";
    - expressive style
  3. A particular kind (as to appearance)
    "this style of shoe is in demand"
  4. The popular taste at a given time
    "the 1920s had a style of their own";
    - vogue, trend
  5. (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
  6. Editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
  7. Distinctive and stylish elegance
    "he wooed her with the confident style of a cavalry officer";
    - dash, elan, flair, panache, élan
  8. A pointed tool for writing, drawing or engraving
    "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel style";
    - stylus
  9. A slender bristlelike or tubular process
    "a cartilaginous style"
Verb: style  stI(-u)l
  1. Designate by an identifying term
    "They styled their nation 'The Confederate States'";
    - title
  2. (fashion) make consistent with a certain fashion or style
    "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
  3. Make consistent with certain rules of style
    "style a manuscript"

Sounds like: stridor, st, style

Derived forms: styles, styled, styling

Type of: appendage, appreciation, be known as, call, christen, communication, create, direction, discernment, elegance, elegancy [archaic], form, instruction, kind, know as, make, name, outgrowth, perceptiveness, process, property, reproductive structure, sort, taste, tool, variety, write

Part of: pistil

Encyclopedia: Style, Thomas