|1.||[ noun ] a particular kind (as to appearance)|
"this style of shoe is in demand"
|2.||[ noun ] how something is done or how it happens|
|Synonyms:||way manner fashion mode|
"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"
|Related terms:||property wise life_style touch fit form artistic_style setup drape stylize|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||communication vein formulation device journalese manner_of_speaking headlinese bathos poetry eloquence pathos officialese euphuism self-expression legalese allegory congorism terseness prose rhetoric grandiosity sesquipedality verboseness analysis black_humor writing_style genre jargon language music art stylize|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychology) the popular taste at a given time|
"leather is the latest vogue" "he followed current trends" "the 1920s had a style of their own"
|Related terms:||taste fashion bandwagon new_look stylize|
|5.||[ noun ] distinctive and stylish elegance|
|Synonyms:||dash flair panache elan|
"he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
|6.||[ verb ] designate by an identifying term|
"They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
|Related terms:||name title|
|7.||[ noun ] (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma|
|Related terms:||reproductive_structure stylopodium pistil stigma botany|
|8.||[ verb ] (clothing) style and tailor in a certain fashion|
"cut a dress" "style a wedding dress"
|Related terms:||design gore fashion|
|9.||[ noun ] a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving|
"he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
|10.||[ verb ] make consistent with a certain fashion or style|
"Style my hair" "style the dress"
|Related terms:||make pompadour fashion hairdresser|
|11.||[ verb ] (writing) make consistent with certain rules of style|
"style a manuscript"
|12.||[ noun ] (printing) editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display|
|13.||[ noun ] (zoology) a slender bristlelike or tubular process|
: "a cartilaginous style"
|Related terms:||process stylet|