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style (dernier cri)

Definition:

to make consistent with a certain fashion or style

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Related to:

styler | stylist

Past tense:

styled

Present participle:

styling

3rd-person singular present:

styles

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

pompadour

Usage examples:

  • style the dress
  • style my hair

Etymology:

[noun] stile, "designation, title, manner or mode of expression", ... | [verb]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of style...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

style | stylee [facetious or jocular rendering, sense-specific] | Old Style, New Style [synonym, sense-specific] | stylus [sense-specific] | designate [synonym, sense-specific] | stylar [adjective, derived]

a form of appearance, design, or production; type or make | the way in which something is done | the manner in which something is expressed or ... (25 of 692 words, 19 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/style

Wikipedia:

Style [disambiguation]

may refer to: Style (fiction), an aspect of literary composition | Style (visual arts), style in art and painting | Architectural style | Design, the process of creating something | Fashion, a prevailing mode of expression, e.g., clothing | Format, ... (35 of 547 words, 47 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Style

Random House Dictionary:

style | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | -style | go out of style [sense-specific] | in style [sense-specific] | stylus [synonym, definitions 1, 2, sense-specific] | fashionable [synonym, sense-specific]

a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character. | a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action ... (22 of 464 words, 24 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/style

Oxford Dictionary:

style | in grand style | one's style | in style | styleless [derived] | stylelessness [derived] | styler [derived]

a particular procedure by which something is done; a manner or way | a way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a ... (23 of 390 words, 16 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/style

Merriam-Webster:

style [entry 1, noun] | designation [synonym, sense-specific] | stylus [synonym, sense-specific] | fashion [synonym, sense-specific] | title [synonym, sense-specific] | gnomon [synonym, sense-specific] | locution [synonym, sense-specific] | manner [synonym, sense-specific] | mode [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"designation", "title" | a distinctive manner of expression (as in writing or speech) ; a distinctive manner or custom of behaving or conducting ... (22 of 357 words, 6 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/style

style [entry 2, verb] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | name [synonym, sense-specific] | baptize [synonym, sense-specific] | call [synonym, sense-specific] | christen [synonym, sense-specific] | clepe [archaic, synonym, sense-specific] | denominate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to call or designate by an identifying term; "name" | to give a particular style to ; to design, make, or arrange in accord with the prevailing mode (27 of 105 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/style show=1

Columbia Encyclopedia:

style | style, printings

in literature, the mysterious yet recognizable result of a successful blending of form with content. Generally speaking, all the arts reflect one of ... (23 of 301 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0847045​.html

pistil | stigma | style

one of the four basic parts of a flower, the central structure around which are arranged the stamens, the petals, and the sepals. The pistil is ... (26 of 267 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0839197​.html

style

in printing, arbitrary rule or collection of rules governing the practice of a printer or a publisher in doubtful or disputed matters to obtain ... (24 of 125 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0847046​.html

New World Dictionary:

style | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | styleless [adjective, related] | styler [noun, related]

a sharp, slender, pointed instrument used by the ancients in writing on wax tablets | any of several devices, etc. similar in shape or use; ... (24 of 286 words, 15 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/style

Macmillan British Dictionary:

style | styles [plural] | in/out of style | in style | in the style of

[countable] the individual way that someone behaves and does things ; [countable] the way that someone writes or produces music or art | [uncountable] ... (23 of 260 words, 6 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/style

style [transitive, verb] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | styles [3rd-person singular present] | style yourself/something as something

to give something a particular shape or style | "style yourself/something (as) something": used for saying that someone describes themselves or ... (20 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/style 24

American Heritage Dictionary:

style | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | styles [3rd-person singular present] | styler [noun, related]

The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed | The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, ... (21 of 246 words, 21 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/style

Wiktionary:

style | styles [plural] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | modernistic [modern] | stylus [synonym, sense-specific]

A manner of doing things, especially a fashionable one. | [botany] the stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower. | A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post. | A traditional or... (45 of 115 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/style

Cambridge Dictionary:

style [entry 1] | be your style

a way of doing something, especially one which is typical of a person, group of people, place or period | "be your style": [informal] to be the type ... (27 of 68 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 1

style [entry 2]

fashion, especially in clothing (4 of 37 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 2

style [entry 3]

a particular shape or design, especially of a person's hair, clothes, or a piece of furniture (16 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 3

style [entry 4, approving]

high quality in appearance, design or behaviour (7 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 4

style [entry 5, specialized]

the middle section of the carpel (female reproductive part) of a flower, connecting the ovary to the stigma (18 of 29 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 5

style [entry 6]

to shape or design something such as a person's hair or an object like a piece of clothing or furniture, especially so that it looks attractive (26 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 6

style [entry 7]

to give a title to a person or group (9 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 7

Encarta Dictionary:

style | styles [plural] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle]

a distinctive and identifiable form in an artistic medium such as music, architecture, or literature | a way of doing something, especially a way ... (23 of 357 words, 16 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716351​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

style

First use: about 1300 | 1560s

Origin: [noun] stile, "designation, title, manner or mode of expression", ... | [verb] "to give a name to", from "style" (Noun). Meaning "to arrange in ... (26 of 108 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=style

Oxford Dictionary:

style | in grand style | one's style

Origin: Middle English (denoting a stylus, also a literary composition, an official title, or a characteristic manner of literary expression): from Old French ... (22 of 41 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/style

New World Dictionary:

style | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Latin stilus (specifically influenced by unrelated Greek stylos, pillar) from Indo-European base *stei-, ... (16 of 20 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/style

American Heritage Dictionary:

style | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | styles [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin stylus, stilus, spike, pointed instrument used for writing, style; see "stylus".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/style

Collins Dictionary:

style

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Latin stylus, stilus writing implement, hence characteristics of the writing, style

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/style

Wiktionary:

style | styles [plural] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle]

Origin: Old French estile (French: style), from Latin stilus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/style

Merriam-Webster:

style [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English stile, style, from Latin stilus spike, stem, stylus, style of writing; perhaps akin to Latin instigare to goad

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/style

Encarta Dictionary:

style | styles [plural] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin stilus "stake, pointed writing instrument, style"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716351​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

style | styles [plural] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "style"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/style

Collins Dictionary:

style

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "style"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/style

Macmillan British Dictionary:

style | styles [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "style"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/style

style [transitive, verb] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | styles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "style"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/style 24

Macmillan American Dictionary:

style [noun] | styles [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "style"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/style

style [transitive, verb] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle] | styles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "style"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/style 24

Cambridge Dictionary:

style [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "style"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "style"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/style 1

the Free Dictionary:

style

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "style"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "style"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "style" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/style

Google Dictionary:

style | styles [plural] | styled [past tense] | styling [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "style"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=style

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

style

Audio: North American pronunciation of "style"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=style​001 word=style

YourDictionary Audio:

style

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "style" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/style

freedictionary.org:

style

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "style" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=style

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