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Definition of Style


  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.
  3. A pen; an author's pen.
  4. A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
  5. A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
  6. A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.
  7. The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.
  8. The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion.
  12. 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.
  13. A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
  14. To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.

Style Quotations

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
Shawn Ashmore

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have a motto on my bedroom wall: 'Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.' Giving up is not my style. I just want to do something that's worthwhile.
Chris Burke

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
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Style Translations

style in Afrikaans is styl
style in Dutch is trant, stijl
style in Finnish is tyyli
style in French is style
style in German is stil, entwerfen, Ausdrucksweise
style in Italian is taglio, eloquio
style in Portuguese is estilo
style in Spanish is estilo, inciso
style in Swedish is titulera, stil, mode
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