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style


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  ?  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. 
 
  2.  Hence  anything  resembling  the  ancient  style  in  shape  or 
  use  Specifically: 
  a  A  pen;  an  author's  pen.  --Dryden. 
  b  A  sharp-pointed  tool  used  in  engraving;  a  graver. 
  c  A  kind  of  blunt-pointed  surgical  instrument. 
  d  (Zo["o]l.)  A  long,  slender,  bristlelike  process,  as 
  the  anal  styles  of  insects. 
  e  [Perhaps  fr  Gr  ?  a  pillar.]  The  pin,  or  gnomon,  of  a 
  dial,  the  shadow  of  which  indicates  the  hour.  See 
  {Gnomon}. 
  f  [Probably  fr  Gr  ?  a  pillar.]  (Bot.)  The  elongated 
  part  of  a  pistil  between  the  ovary  and  the  stigma.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Stamen},  and  of  {Pistil}. 
 
  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. 
 
  Proper  words  in  proper  places  make  the  true 
  definition  of  style.  --Swift. 
 
  It  is  style  alone  by  which  posterity  will  judge  of  a 
  great  work  --I.  Disraeli 
 
  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.  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.  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.  --Burke. 
 
  7.  (Chron.)  A  mode  of  reckoning  time,  with  regard  to  the 
  Julian  and  Gregorian  calendars. 
 
  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  C[ae]sar,  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. 
 
  {Style  of  court},  the  practice  or  manner  observed  by  a  court 
  in  its  proceedings.  --Ayliffe. 
 
  Syn:  Diction;  phraseology;  manner;  course;  title.  See 
  {Diction}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  How  well  his  worth  and  brave  adventures  styled. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  call  name  denominate;  designate;  term; 
  characterize. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  style 
  n  1:  a  particular  kind  (as  to  appearance);  "this  style  of  shoe  is 
  in  demand" 
  2:  a  manner  of  performance;  "a  manner  of  living";  "in  the 
  characteristic  New  York  style";  "a  way  of  life"  [syn:  {manner}, 
  {mode},  {way},  {fashion}] 
  3:  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}] 
  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}] 
  5:  distinctive  and  stylish  elegance;  "he  wooed  her  with  the 
  confident  dash  of  a  cavalry  officer"  [syn:  {dash},  {elan}, 
  {flair},  {panache}] 
  6:  the  narrow  elongated  part  of  the  pistil  between  the  ovary 
  and  the  stigma 
  7:  a  pointed  tool  for  writing  or  drawing  or  engraving;  "he  drew 
  the  design  on  the  stencil  with  a  steel  stylus"  [syn:  {stylus}] 
  8:  a  slender  bristlelike  or  tubular  process:  "a  cartilaginous 
  style" 
  v  1:  designate  by  an  identifying  term;  "They  styled  their  nation 
  `The  Confederate  States'" 
  2:  make  stylish;  in  fashion  or  hairdressing 
  3:  style  and  tailor  in  a  certain  fashion;  "cut  a  dress";  "style 
  a  wedding  dress"  [syn:  {cut},  {tailor}] 




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