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Definition 1: a slender bristlelike or tubular process - [noun denoting animal]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cartilaginous style

(style is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is a kind of style ) small needlelike appendage; especially the feeding organ of a tardigrade

Definition 2: a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus

Synonyms for style in the sense of this definition

(style is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Definition 3: how something is done or how it happens - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for style in the sense of this definition

(style is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of style ) a way of doing or being

"in no wise" "in this wise"

(... is a kind of style ) a distinguishing style

"this room needs a woman's touch"

(... is a kind of style ) the way something is organized or arranged

"it takes time to learn the setup around here"

(... is a kind of style ) a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes

(... is a kind of style ) a particular mode in which something is manifested

"his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"

(... is a kind of style ) the manner in which something fits

"I admired the fit of her coat"

(... is a kind of style ) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls

"she adjusted the drape of her skirt"

(... is a kind of style ) the style of a particular artist or school or movement

"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

(... is a kind of style ) the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals

Definition 4: distinctive and stylish elegance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

Synonyms for style in the sense of this definition

(style is a kind of ...) a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

"she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

Definition 5: the popular taste at a given time - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • leather is the latest vogue
  • he followed current trends
  • the 1920s had a style of their own

Synonyms for style in the sense of this definition

(style is a kind of ...) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

(... is a kind of style ) a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947; involved a tight bodice and narrow waist and a flowing pleated skirt

(... is a kind of style ) the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

(... is a kind of style ) a popular trend that attracts growing support

"when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"

Definition 6: a particular kind (as to appearance) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this style of shoe is in demand

(style is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 7: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

Synonyms for style in the sense of this definition

(style is a kind of ...) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(... is a kind of style ) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

"his manner of speaking was quite abrupt" "her speech was barren of southernisms" "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

(... is a kind of style ) an expressive style of music

(... is a kind of style ) the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure

(... is a kind of style ) a style that has the power to evoke feelings

(... is a kind of style ) matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

(... is a kind of style ) using language effectively to please or persuade

(... is a kind of style ) language or humor that is down-to-earth

"the saltiness of their language was inappropriate" "self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre"

(... is a kind of style ) the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)

(... is a kind of style ) using long words

(... is a kind of style ) a neatly short and concise expressive style

(... is a kind of style ) a distinctive spoken or written expression

"John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea"

(... is a kind of style ) a distinctive style or manner

"he continued in this vein for several minutes"

(... is a kind of style ) an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

(... is a kind of style ) a style of expressing yourself in writing

(... is a kind of style ) a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law

(... is a kind of style ) the style in which newspapers are written

(... is a kind of style ) specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

(... is a kind of style ) an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor

(... is a kind of style ) the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'

(... is a kind of style ) triteness or triviality of style

(... is a kind of style ) the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect

(... is a kind of style ) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

(... is a kind of style ) powerful and effective language

"his eloquence attracted a large congregation" "fluency in spoken and written English is essential" "his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"

(... is a kind of style ) any artificially elegant style of language

(... is a kind of style ) a want of animation or brilliance

"the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"

(... is a kind of style ) the style of expressing yourself

"he suggested a better formulation" "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

(... is a kind of style ) high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

"the grandiosity of his prose" "an excessive ornateness of language"

(... is a kind of style ) using the abbreviated style of headline writers

(... is a kind of style ) any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

(style belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(style belongs to category ...) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

"he taught foreign languages" "the language introduced is standard throughout the text" "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

(style belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 8: editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display - [noun denoting communication]

(style is a kind of ...) a message describing how something is to be done

"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

Definition 9: (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma - [noun denoting plant]

(style is a kind of ...) the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction

(... is a kind of style ) an enlargement at the base of the style in some Umbelliferae

(... is a kind of style ) each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn

(style is a part of ...) the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil

(... is part of style) the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma

(style belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 10: designate by an identifying term - [verb of communication]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They styled their nation `The Confederate States'

Synonyms for style in the sense of this definition

(style is a kind of ...) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

"They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Definition 11: make consistent with certain rules of style - [verb of communication]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • style a manuscript

(style is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

Definition 12: make consistent with a certain fashion or style - [verb of creation]

Samples where style or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Style my hair
  • style the dress

(style is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of style ) style women's hair in a pompadour

(style belongs to category ...) the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

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