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English noun: style

1. style (attribute) how something is done or how it happens


SamplesHer 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.


Synonymsfashion, manner, mode, way


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)artistic style, drape, fit, form, idiom, life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi, response, setup, signature, touch, wise

2. style (communication) 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


SamplesAll the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper.


Synonymsexpressive style


Broader (hypernym)communication


Narrower (hyponym)allegory, analysis, bathos, black humor, black humour, coarseness, delivery, device, eloquence, euphuism, expression, flatness, fluency, formulation, genre, genre, grandiloquence, grandiosity, headlinese, jargon, journalese, legalese, literary genre, magniloquence, manner of speaking, music genre, musical genre, musical style, officialese, ornateness, pathos, poetry, prose, rhetoric, rhetoric, saltiness, self-expression, sesquipedality, smoothness, speech, terseness, turn of expression, turn of phrase, vein, verboseness, verbosity, writing style


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production, language, linguistic communication, music

3. style (cognition) a particular kind (as to appearance)


SamplesThis style of shoe is in demand.


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

4. style (cognition) the popular taste at a given time


SamplesLeather is the latest vogue.
He followed current trends.
The 1920s had a style of their own.


Synonymstrend, vogue


Broader (hypernym)appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste


Narrower (hyponym)bandwagon, fashion, New Look

5. style (plant) (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma


Broader (hypernym)reproductive structure


Narrower (hyponym)corn silk, cornsilk, stylopodium


Part holonymstigma


Part meronympistil


Domain categorybotany, phytology

6. style (communication) editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display


Broader (hypernym)direction, instruction

7. style (attribute) distinctive and stylish elegance


SamplesHe wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer.


Synonymsdash, elan, flair, panache


Broader (hypernym)elegance

8. style (artifact) a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving


SamplesHe drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus.


Synonymsstylus


Broader (hypernym)tool

9. style (animal) a slender bristlelike or tubular process


SamplesA cartilaginous style.


Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process


Narrower (hyponym)stylet


English verb: style

1. style (communication) designate by an identifying term


SamplesThey styled their nation `The Confederate States'.


Synonymstitle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)call, name

2. style (creation) make consistent with a certain fashion or style


SamplesStyle my hair.
Style the dress.


ExamplesThey style their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)pompadour


Domain categoryfashion

3. style (communication) make consistent with certain rules of style


SamplesStyle a manuscript.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write









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