a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character:
the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking.
a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting:
They do these things in a grand style.
a mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living:
to live in style.
a mode of fashion, as in dress, especially good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness.
the mode of expressing thought in writing or speaking by selecting and arranging words, considered with respect to clearness, effectiveness, euphony, or the like, that is characteristic of a group, period, person, personality, etc.:
to write in the style of Faulkner; a familiar style; a pompous, pedantic style.
those components or features of a literary composition that have to do with the form of expression rather than the content of the thought expressed:
His writing is all style and no substance.
manner or tone adopted in discourse or conversation:
a patronizing style of addressing others.
a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or form of construction or execution in any art or work:
Her painting is beginning to show a personal style.
a descriptive or distinguishing appellation, especially a legal, official, or recognized title:
a firm trading under the style of Smith, Jones, & Co.
stylus (defs 1, 2).
the gnomon of a sundial.
a method of reckoning time.
Compare New Style, old style (def 2).
Zoology. a small, pointed process or part.
Botany. a narrow, usually cylindrical and more or less filiform extension of the pistil, which, when present, bears the stigma at its apex.
the rules or customs of typography, punctuation, spelling, and related matters used by a newspaper, magazine, publishing house, etc., or in a specific publication.
verb (used with object), styled, styling.
to call by a given title or appellation; denominate; name; call:
The pope is styled His or Your Holiness.
to design or arrange in accordance with a given or new style:
to style an evening dress; to style one’s hair.
to bring into conformity with a specific style or give a specific style to:
Please style this manuscript.
verb (used without object), styled, styling.
to do decorative work with a style or stylus.
go out of style, to become unfashionable:
The jacket he’s wearing went out of style ten years ago.
in style, fashionable.
a form of appearance, design, or production; type or make: a new style of house
the way in which something is done: good or bad style
the manner in which something is expressed or performed, considered as separate from its intrinsic content, meaning, etc
a distinctive, formal, or characteristic manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc
elegance or refinement of manners, dress, etc
prevailing fashion in dress, looks, etc
a fashionable or ostentatious mode of existence: to live in style
the particular mode of orthography, punctuation, design, etc, followed in a book, journal, etc, or in a printing or publishing house
(mainly Brit) the distinguishing title or form of address of a person or firm
(botany) the stalk of a carpel, bearing the stigma
(zoology) a slender pointed structure, such as the piercing mouthparts of certain insects
a method of expressing or calculating dates See Old Style, New Style
another word for stylus (sense 1)
the arm of a sundial
verb (mainly transitive)
to design, shape, or tailor: to style hair
to adapt or make suitable (for)
to make consistent or correct according to a printing or publishing style
to name or call; designate: to style a man a fool
(intransitive) to decorate objects using a style or stylus
The slender part of a flower pistil, extending from the ovary to the stigma. The pollen tube grows through the style delivering the pollen nuclei to the ovary. See more at flower, pollination.
noun 1. Psychology. the diversion of the energy of a sexual or other biological impulse from its immediate goal to one of a more acceptable social, moral, or aesthetic nature or use. 2. Chemistry. the act, fact, or process of subliming (def 9). 3. a purification or refinement; ennoblement. noun 1. (in Freudian psychology) the […]
verb (used with object), submerged, submerging. 1. to put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium. 2. to cover or overflow with water; immerse. 3. to cover; bury; subordinate; suppress: His aspirations were submerged by the necessity of making a living. verb (used without object), submerged, submerging. 4. to sink […]
noun 1. an act or instance of submitting. 2. the condition of having submitted. 3. submissive conduct or attitude. 4. something that is submitted, as an application. 5. Law. an agreement between parties involved in a dispute, to abide by the decision of an arbitrator or arbitrators. noun 1. an act or instance of submitting […]
verb (used with object), submitted, submitting. 1. to give over or yield to the power or authority of another (often used reflexively). 2. to subject to some kind of treatment or influence. 3. to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others: to submit a plan; to submit an application. 4. to […]