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Dictionary definition for: Style

1. (n) a particular kind (as to appearance) "this style of shoe is in demand"

2. (v) designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation "The Confederate States"

3. (n) how something is done or how it happens; "her 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"

4. (v) make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair" "style the dress"

5. (n) 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; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

6. (v) make consistent with certain rules of style; "style a manuscript"

7. (n) distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

8. (n) the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue" "he followed current trends" "the 1920s had a style of their own"

9. (n) (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma

10. (n) editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display

11. (n) a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"

12. (n) a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"

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