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style

style

 
pronunciation:
staIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the manner in which something is said or done.
She has a slow and relaxed style of speaking.
synonyms:
manner, mode, way
similar words:
approach, fashion, language
definition 2: the collection of distinctive features that characterizes a type of thing.
They dance in the Latin style.She learned to ride English style.
synonyms:
fashion, model, pattern
similar words:
idiom, phraseology
definition 3: the design or crafted appearance of a particular thing.
I like the style of these plates.The style of his hair hasn't changed in years.The dress fits, but I don't really like the style.
synonyms:
design
definition 4: a mode or way of living, esp. one that is luxurious.
These Hollywood stars can afford to live in style.
synonyms:
luxury
similar words:
flair
definition 5: elegance in dress or appearance.
I've always admired her as a woman of style.
synonyms:
chic, elegance, flair, polish
definition 6: a state of being fashionable.
Short skirts are back in style.
synonyms:
mode, trend, vogue
definition 7: a conventional or official form of address or designation, esp. one used for a person of rank in a society.
"His Grace" is the proper style for referring to a duke.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: styled, styles, styling
definition 1: to give a style to; design or fashion in a certain manner.
How will your hair be styled for the wedding?
synonyms:
design, fashion
similar words:
arrange, barber, coiffure, dress
definition 2: to call; designate.
He has styled himself a philosopher.A queen is styled "Her Majesty."
synonyms:
call, characterize
similar words:
brand, denominate, designate, dub, label, name, stamp, tag, term
derivation: styler (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word stile (a series of steps)? Style and stile sound alike but have different meanings.
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