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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stile  \Stile\,  n.  [See  {Style}.] 
  1.  A  pin  set  on  the  face  of  a  dial,  to  cast  a  shadow;  a 
  style.  See  {Style}.  --Moxon. 
  2.  Mode  of  composition.  See  {Style}.  [Obs.] 
  May  I  not  write  in  such  a  stile  as  this?  --Bunyan. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stile  \Stile\,  n.  [OE.  stile,  AS  stigel  a  step,  a  ladder,  from 
  st[=i]gan  to  ascend;  akin  to  OHG.  stigila  a  stile.  [root]164. 
  See  {Sty},  v.  i.,  and  cf  {Stair}.] 
  1.  A  step,  or  set  of  steps,  for  ascending  and  descending,  in 
  passing  a  fence  or  wall. 
  There  comes  my  master  .  .  .  over  the  stile,  this 
  way  --Shak. 
  Over  this  stile  in  the  way  to  Doubting  Castle. 
  2.  (Arch.)  One  of  the  upright  pieces  in  a  frame;  one  of  the 
  primary  members  of  a  frame,  into  which  the  secondary 
  members  are  mortised. 
  Note:  In  an  ordinary  door  the  principal  upright  pieces  are 
  called  stiles,  the  subordinate  upright  pieces  mullions, 
  and  the  crosspieces  rails.  In  wainscoting  the  principal 
  pieces  are  sometimes  called  stiles,  even  when 
  {Hanging  stile},  {Pulley  stile}.  See  under  {Hanging},  and 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  vertical  member  in  a  door  or  window  frame 

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