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NOUN (9)

1. how something is done or how it happens;
- Example: "her dignified manner"
- Example: "his rapid manner of talking"
- Example: "their nomadic mode of existence"
- Example: "in the characteristic New York style"
- Example: "a lonely way of life"
- Example: "in an abrasive fashion"
[syn: manner, mode, style, way, fashion]

2. 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;
- Example: "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
[syn: expressive style, style]

3. a particular kind (as to appearance);
- Example: "this style of shoe is in demand"

4. the popular taste at a given time;
- Example: "leather is the latest vogue"
- Example: "he followed current trends"
- Example: "the 1920s had a style of their own"
[syn: vogue, trend, style]

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;
- Example: "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
[syn: dash, elan, flair, panache, style]

8. a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving;
- Example: "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
[syn: stylus, style]

9. a slender bristlelike or tubular process;
- Example: "a cartilaginous style"


VERB (3)

1. designate by an identifying term;
- Example: "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
[syn: style, title]

2. make consistent with a certain fashion or style;
- Example: "Style my hair"
- Example: "style the dress"

3. make consistent with certain rules of style;
- Example: "style a manuscript"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Style \Style\, n. [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.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A pen; an author's pen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] (b) A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver. [1913 Webster] (c) A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument. [1913 Webster] (d) (Zool.) A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects. [1913 Webster] (e) [Perhaps fr. Gr. sty^los a pillar.] The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon. [1913 Webster] (f) [Probably fr. Gr. sty^los a pillar.] (Bot.) The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] High style, as when that men to kinges write. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Style is the dress of thoughts. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster] Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style. --Swift. [1913 Webster] It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work. --I. Disraeli. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit. --Sir J. Reynolds. [1913 Webster] 5. Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion. [1913 Webster] According to the usual style of dedications. --C. Middleton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] One style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 7. (Chron.) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars. [1913 Webster] Note: Style is Old or New. The Old Style follows the Julian manner of computing the months and days, or the calendar as established by Julius Caesar, in which every fourth year consists of 366 days, and the other years of 365 days. This is about 11 minutes in a year too much. Pope Georgy XIII. reformed the calendar by retrenching 10 days in October, 1582, in order to bring back the vernal equinox to the same day as at the time of the Council of Nice, a. d. 325. This reformation was adopted by act of the British Parliament in 1751, by which act 11 days in September, 1752, were retrenched, and the third day was reckoned the fourteenth. This mode of reckoning is called New Style, according to which every year divisible by 4, unless it is divisible by 100 without being divisible by 400, has 366 days, and any other year 365 days. [1913 Webster] Style of court, the practice or manner observed by a court in its proceedings. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] Syn: Diction; phraseology; manner; course; title. See Diction. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Style \Style\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Styled; p. pr. & vb. n. Styling.] To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate. "Styled great conquerors." --Milton. [1913 Webster] How well his worth and brave adventures styled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: To call; name; denominate; designate; term; characterize. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

style n 1: 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" [syn: manner, mode, style, way, fashion] 2: 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" [syn: expressive style, style] 3: a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand" 4: the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own" [syn: vogue, trend, style] 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 dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan, flair, panache, style] 8: a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus" [syn: stylus, style] 9: a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style" v 1: designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'" [syn: style, title] 2: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

644 Moby Thesaurus words for "style": Bauhaus, Byzantine, Corinthian, Dadaism, Doric, Egyptian, English, Fauvism, French, German, Gothic, Gothicism, Greco-Roman, Greek, Greek Revival, Ionic, Italian, MO, Moorish, Persian, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Renaissance, Roman, Romanesque, Spanish, Tuscan, ability, abstract expressionism, abstractionism, academic, action, action painting, actions, activity, acts, address, adeptness, adroitness, aesthetic form, affectation, affinity, air, airmanship, algorithm, androecium, angle, anther, apparel, appellation, appellative, approach, archetype, area, arrange, array, art form, art nouveau, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, aspect, attack, attire, background, background detail, bag, baptize, baroque, bearing, bedizenment, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bent, bias, bilge, binomen, binomial name, blain, bleb, blister, blob, blood, bon ton, boss, bow, brand, bravura, breed, brilliance, bubble, build, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burin, burl, button, byword, cachet, cahot, call, calyx, capability, capacity, carpel, carriage, cast, category, character, characteristic, characterize, chic, chine, chosen kind, christen, clan, classicalism, classicism, cleverness, cloisonnism, clothes, clothing, clump, cognomen, color, coloring, comfort, command, command of language, competence, complexion, comportment, conceive, conceptual art, conduct, condyle, configuration, conformation, constructivism, control, convention, conventionalism, convex, coordination, corolla, corolla tube, corona, cosmopolitanism, costume, couch, couch in terms, course, craft, craftsmanship, craze, cryptonym, cubism, culture pattern, cunning, cup of tea, custom, cut, dash, decorative composition, decorative style, define, deftness, demeanor, denominate, denomination, deportment, description, design, designate, designation, detail, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diction, die, diplomacy, do, doing, doings, dowel, drapery, dress, dressing, druthers, dub, duds, ear, early renaissance, earth art, effect, efficiency, eidolon, elan, elegance, elementarism, embody in words, empty title, engraving tool, entitle, epicalyx, epithet, eponym, etching ball, etching ground, etching needle, etching point, euonym, exaggeration, existentialism, expertise, express, expression of ideas, expressionism, facet, facility, fad, fancy, fashion, fashionableness, fatigues, favor, feather, feathers, feature, feeling for words, field, fig, figuration, figure, finesse, flair, flange, flap, foil, folkway, foreground detail, form, form of speech, format, formation, formularize, formulate, forte, frame, free abstraction, futurism, gall, garb, garments, gear, genre, genus, gestalt, gestures, give expression to, give words to, gnarl, goings-on, grace, grace of expression, grain, grandiloquence, graver, grip, guise, gynoecium, habiliment, habit, hallucinatory painting, handiness, handle, haute couture, high fashion, hill, honorific, horsemanship, hump, hunch, hyponym, idealism, 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, kind, 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, smartness, social science, sophistication, sort, 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, type, 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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

style The visual presentation or formatting of web content, chiefly either HTML content with style controlled by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or XML content controlled by XSL. Style is distinguished from meaning, which is encoded with semantic markup. The latter deals with logical divisions of content such as headings, lists and paragraphs. (2008-02-25)