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Style appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Definitely, Tsar, a style tin I fed.
  • A peg at lovely Tsar - a style voltage, pa.
  • Martyred nicely, Tsar, re-tar a terra-style cindery tram.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun style:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb style:


The word style and its family (styled, styles, styling, stylish, stylise, stylised, stylises, stylising) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun style

What does style mean as a name of something?

Style is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: styles

  1. how something is done or how it happens
    • example: in the characteristic New York style
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of style: fashion / manner / mode / way
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • more specific terms:
      • artistic style / idiom = the style of a particular artist or school or movement
      • drape = the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
      • fit = the manner in which something fits
      • form = a particular mode in which something is manifested
      • modus vivendi / life style / life-style / lifestyle = a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
      • setup = the way something is organized or arranged
      • signature / touch = a distinguishing style
      • wise = a way of doing or being
      • response = the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
  2. 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
  3. a particular kind (as to appearance)
    • example: this style of shoe is in demand
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: form / kind / sort / variety = a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
  4. the popular taste at a given time
    • example: the 1920s had a style of their own
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of style: trend / vogue
    • more generic words: appreciation / discernment / perceptiveness / taste = delicate discrimination
    • more specific terms:
      • New Look = a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947
      • fashion = the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
      • bandwagon = a popular trend that attracts growing support
  5. (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
    • domain: botany / phytology
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic term: reproductive structure = the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
    • more specific terms:
      • stylopodium = an enlargement at the base of the style in some Umbelliferae
      • corn silk / cornsilk = each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn
    • part of: pistil = the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
    • part: stigma = the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
  6. editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
  7. distinctive and stylish elegance
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of style: dash / elan / flair / panache
    • more generic word: elegance = a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
  8. a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of style: stylus
    • more generic word: tool = an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  9. a slender bristlelike or tubular process
    • example: a cartilaginous style
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: appendage / outgrowth / process = a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    • more specific word: stylet = small needlelike appendage

Alternative definition of the noun style


  1. A manner of doing things, especially in a fashionable one.
  2. [botany] the stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.
  3. A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post.
  4. A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post.

Specialised definition of the noun style

Glossary of sports

individual form of movement sequences, which is not identical with the technically optimal form of a sport movement. Movement style can only be changed to a certain degree. Especially in the artistic sports there is considerable room available for personal presentation of movements, particularly when music is included in the movement choreography (movement connection). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb style

What does style mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: styled | styling | styles

  1. designate by an identifying term
    • example: They styled their nation `The Confederate States'
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The captain baptized the ship
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate]The captain named the ship Seafarer
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] after [Predicate]They named it after Ira Cohen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate]They named it for Charlie Brown

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): anoint, baptize, brand, christen, consecrate, crown, label, name, nickname.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of style: title
    • more generic terms: be known as / call / know as / name = assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
  2. make consistent with a certain fashion or style
    • examples: Style my hair | style the dress | They style their hair
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]David constructed a house | Donna fixed a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] as [Oblique]They designed the Westinghouse-Mitsubishi venture as a non-equity transaction
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]David dug a hole for me | Donna fixed a sandwich for me
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]David constructed a house out of sticks

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): coin, compose, compute, concoct, construct, contrive, create, derive, fabricate, form, formulate, improvise, invent, lay, manufacture, model, organize, produce, rebuild, recreate, synthesize.

    • domain: fashion
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific word: pompadour = style women's hair in a pompadour
  3. make consistent with certain rules of style
    • example: style a manuscript
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: write = communicate or express by writing

Alternative definition of the verb style


  1. To create or give a style, fashion or image.
  2. To call or give a name or title.


Who is Style?

Style a.k.a. Neil Strauss: Neil Darrow Strauss, also known by the pen names Style and Chris Powles, is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter, with both American and Kittitian citizenship. He is best known for his best-selling book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, where he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist". He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and also writes regularly for The New York Times.


Style is a Swedish pop band which had its greatest success in the 1980s. Style was formed by three former Freestyle members in 1983. They participated in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1986 with their song "Dover–Calais" finishing third, and 1987 with their song "Hand i hand" finishing sixth. Style split in 1989 due to musical differences. They were reunited again for the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2003 with their song "Stay the Night". In 2006, Style returned for a nostalgia tour in Sweden and Norway. In 2009, Christer Sandelin and Tommy Ekman briefly reunited under the name of Style and released the compilation album Best Of Style with new tracks "När Jag Ser Dig" and "Vill ha dej igen".


  1. "Style" is a composition.
  2. "Style" is the sixth studio album by Japanese recording artist Namie Amuro and her first in over three years. This album follows her crossover into R&B/Hip-Hop from the Suite Chic project. Although Amuro has always dabbled with R&B beats, this is her first solo album to predominantly feature the actual style. First editions of the album included two bonus tracks, "So Crazy" and "Wishing on the Same Star.
  3. "Style" is a song by British R&B group Mis-Teeq. It was britten by Stargate duo Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, along with Hallgeir Rustan, and band member Alesha Dixon for the re-release edition of their second album, Eye Candy and features a sample of the song "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys as it was co-written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. The track marked the third and final single from the album, and was also one of the last singles released by the group following their split in 2005. Upon its release, "Style" debuted and peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the group's only single not to enter the top ten.
  4. "Style" is the ninth album by the funk/R&B band Cameo, released in 1983. It was their first album to introduce their "Atlanta Artists" label, with which they maintained their distribution through Polygram Records.
  5. "Style": "Style ~Get Glory in This Hand~" is a single released by High and Mighty Color on November 9, 2005, less than two months after the band's debut album Go Over.
  6. "STYLE" is the fifth album by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on April 22, 1996. It reached number 1 on the Oricon chart. The single versions of "End of Sorrow" and "Luv U" are slightly different from the album's. The album was remastered and re-released by Universal Music Group on December 19, 2007, it came with a DVD of the promotional videos for "End of Sorrow", "Desire" and "In Silence".
  7. "Style" is the third single by Kana Nishino after Glowly Days. It was released on August 13, 2008 by Sony Music Japan. "Style" is used as the ending theme to the anime Soul Eater.
  8. "Style" is a 1999 single by the electronica duo Orbital. It was their fourth consecutive single, and fifth overall, to reach the top 20 of the UK singles chart, peaking at number 13.
  9. "Style" is a musical single of Orbital.
    • also known as Style (disc 1)
    • released on (15 years ago)
  10. "Style" is a 2001 single studio album by Exile.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  11. "Style" a.k.a. "Style." is a 2008 single album by Kana Nishino.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  12. "STYLE" is a musical album of Juno.
    • released on
  13. "Style" is a composition.
  14. "Style" is a musical album of Supreme NYBorn.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  15. "STYLE" is a musical album of Loovee.
    • released on
  16. "Style" is a musical album of TRIX.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  17. "STYLE" is a musical single of Seven.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  18. "Style" is a musical single of Taylor Swift.
    • released on
  19. "STYLE" is a musical single of Rania.
    • released on
  20. "Style" is a musical album of The Stimulators.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  21. "Style" is a composition.
  22. "Style" is a musical single of Architect.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  23. "STYLE" is a musical album of Suzuki, Yume.
  24. "Style" is a musical album of Peter Rauhofer.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  25. "Style" is a musical album of Jossie Esteban y La Patrulla 15.


"Style" is a book by Elsa Klensch.

  • subjects: Technology, Handicraft, Sewing


  1. "Style" a.k.a. "Tashan" is a 2008 Bollywood action film starring Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles. Produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra of Yash Raj Films, it was released on 25 April 2008, and marked the directorial debut of Vijay Krishna Acharya.
  2. Style is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Kim Hye-soo, Lee Ji-ah, Ryu Si-won, and Lee Yong-woo. It aired on SBS from August 1 to September 20, 2009 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 16 episodes. Based on the popular 2008 chick lit novel of the same title by former fashion reporter Baek Young-ok, Style depicts the inner workings of a fictional fashion magazine.
  3. "Style" a.k.a. "Andaz" is a 1971 Hindi romantic movie starring Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Shammi Kapoor and Simi Garewal. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film was a considerable success and important in the career of Malini as an actress. The film features "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana", one of the best known Bollywood yodels which also featured on the soundtrack of Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala. The song fetched singer Kishore Kumar a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
  4. "Style" is a Telugu film produced by Sridhar and Sirisha Lagadapati on Larsco Entertainment banner, directed by Raghava Lawrence. Starring Prabhu Deva, Raghava Lawrence, Raja, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Charmme Kaur in lead roles, Chiranjeevi & Nagarjuna Akkineni given cameo appearance and music is composed by Mani Sharma. This is Lawrence's second directorial venture after the blockbuster Mass with Nagarjuna Akkineni. The film recorded as 'Super Hit' at box-office.
  5. "Style" is a 2001 Bollywood sex comedy directed by N. Chandra. It stars Sharman Joshi and Sahil Khan in main roles. The film managed to do very well at the box office, however it was panned by critics. Due to the surprise success of the film, a sequel titled Xcuse Me was released in 2003, which was also a moderate success at the box office.
  6. "Style": Sa Tai or Style is a 2004 Burmese romantic comedy drama film directed by Mite Ti.
  7. "Style": Come behind the cameras into the world of male modeling! Who hasn't been turned on by those good-looking sexy guys in the menswear magazines and other glossy fashion spreads? Discover the X-rated action off-camera with Leo Ford, Tim Kramer, Ron Pearson, Todd Baron, and Art Williams.


  1. Style: A style of office or honorific is an official or legally-recognized title. A style, by tradition or law, precedes a reference to a person who holds a post or political office, and is sometimes used to refer to the office itself. An honorific can also be awarded to an individual in a personal capacity. Such styles are particularly associated with monarchies, where they may be used by a wife of an office holder or of a prince of the blood, for the duration of their marriage. They are also almost universally used for presidents in republics and in many countries for members of legislative bodies, higher-ranking judges and senior constitutional office holders. Leading religious figures also have styles.
  2. Style: In the visual arts, style is a "...distinctive manner which permits the grouping of works into related categories." or "...any distinctive, and therefore recognizable, way in which an act is performed or an artifact made or ought to be performed and made." It refers to the visual appearance of a work of art that relates it to other works by the same artist or one from the same period, training, location, "school", art movement or archaeological culture: "The notion of style has long been the art historian's principal mode of classifying works of art. By style he selects and shapes the history of art".
    • also known as Painting style
  3. Style: In fiction, style is the codified gestures, in which the author tells the story. Along with plot, character, theme, and setting, style is considered one of the fundamental components of fiction.
  4. Style: In sociolinguistics, a style is a set of linguistic variants with specific social meanings. In this context, social meanings can include group membership, personal attributes, or beliefs. Linguistic variation is at the heart of the concept of linguistic style—without variation there is no basis for distinguishing social meanings. Variation can occur syntactically, lexically, and phonologically.
  5. Style was an iconic South African consumer magazine that was founded in 1981 and published by Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Limited. The magazine's founding editor was Marilyn Hattingh, who based the publication on American "city magazines", aimed at an upmarket readership of conspicuous consumers. The magazine was a highly influential chronicle of Johannesburg high society, and its tone was acerbic and often satirical. Its content was entirely South African in origin, and the writing staff included Hilary Prendini-Toffoli, Patrick Lee, Gus Silber, Adam Levin, Chris Marais, Linda Shaw and Lin Sampson. In late 2006, it was announced that the magazine would be discontinued. The magazine has often been associated with a Kugel readership.
  6. Style a.k.a. Style: is a Singaporean fashion and lifestyle magazine published in Singapore by MediaCorp. Each month, Style: publishes a magazine addressing topics of fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine.
  7. Style: A style, sometimes referred to as a crystalline style, is a rod made of glycoprotein located in the midgut of most bivalves and some gastropods which aids in extracellular digestion. It consists of a protein matrix coated with digestive enzymes secreted by the style sac in the animal's stomach. When feeding, its projecting end is scraped against the stomach wall and abraded, thus releasing the enzymes.

Phrases with Style

Phrases starting with the word Style:

  1. Style guide
  2. style sheet

Phrases ending with the word Style:

  1. -Style
  2. in style
  3. to style
  4. old style
  5. hair style
  6. high style
  7. home-style
  8. life style
  9. life-style
  10. Doggy style
  11. House Style
  12. Granny Style
  13. Indian Style
  14. country-style
  15. musical style
  16. pancake-style
  17. writing style
  18. artistic style

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Style

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Google previewFor Better FOREVER, Revised and Expanded (2015)

A Catholic Guide to Lifelong Marriage by Dr. Greg Popcak, Lisa Popcak

The Validating style is the most civilized of the three and the one that therapists — as opposed to normal people — like to promote. The Validating...

At its best, the Validating style is a very caring and efficient way to get things done. At its worst ...

Google previewThe Natural Limitations of Youth (1998)

The Predispositions that Shape the Adolescent Character by John J. Mitchell

The narcissistic style is a peculiar mix of egotism, moral selfishness, egocentric narrowness, and an overdeveloped attitude of entitlement.

Google previewSpenser’s International Style

by David Scott Wilson-Okamura

Insofar as lyric style is a middle style, lyrics are not supposed to be pointed; epigrams are.

Google previewWorks (1837)

by Emanuel Swedenborg

The second style is the historical, occurring in the books of Moses from the time of Abram, and afterwards in Joshua,

Google previewA Remarkable Woman (2010)

Discovering the Authentic You! by Valerie S. Pearson

Style is the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you sit, and the way you interact with people. Your style is your smile, your conversation and confidence. Your style is the authentic you standing tall with the world taking a second look.

Google previewErnest Hemingways The Old Man And The Sea (1999)

by R.N. Singh

"The style is the clear voice of the content. It is the end, or aim, of the man, and a goal marvellously...

Google previewGlobal Real Estate Investment Trusts (2012)

People, Process and Management by David Parker

Style is a clear statement of the approach to real estate investment management to be adopted by the REIT reflecting the...

A passive Style is an investment management style where a manager seeks to replicate or follow a benchmark or ...

Google previewSpeaking and Semiology (1991)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenological Theory of Existential Communication by Richard L. Lanigan

A style is a certain manner of recognizing and dealing with situations which specify an identity or sense of...

Style is that personal way of ordering words and actions to indicate a meaning born of “a new correspondence between ...

Google previewSuper Simple Storytelling (2000)

A Can-do Guide for Every Classroom, Every Day by Kendall F. Haven

Your natural style is that set of things that you do when you tell a good story that, collectively, make it a good story.

Google previewAn Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area (2007)

by Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny

Architectural Styles An architectural style is a synthesis of form, plan, structure, material, siting, and decorative detail resulting in a recognizable and easily described set of design characteristics particular to a period in time. Defining a building ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1916)

meaning old style, and the date of foreign countries, N. S., meaning new style. For instance, the Russian Christmas occurs on ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

style Any specific way of using language, which is characteristic of an author, school, period, or *genre. Particular styles may be ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

high-tech/industrial style International functional furniture design propagated in 1970s America that strives for novelty and ergonomic efficiency. high Victorian style Another term for rococo ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 21: Art and Architecture by Judith H. Bonner, Estill Curtis Pennington

and large houses in New Orleans both commonly employed the Eastlake style. ROBERT J. CANGELOSI New Orleans, Louisiana Alan Gowans, Images of American Living: Four Centuries of Architecture and Furniture as Cultural ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture (2011)

by Allison Lee Palmer

EMPIRE STYLE. The empire style refers to the form of neoclassicism that developed during the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor of the French in the era called the First French Empire (1804—1815). Considered a later phase of ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Building (2012)

by Peter Brett

Adam's style Aisle An area of a church flanking the nave on either side. Divided from the nave by arcades. (38) Acanthus a spiny, thick-leaved plant used to model the leaves for the capital of Corinthian columns. See also orders Adam's style a ...

Google previewDictionary of Music (1983)

by Theodore Karp

nearly syllabic musical style with similar or simultaneous rhythms in the various voices. (The poetic forms of the frot- tOla, CAPITOLO, CANZONA, ODE, and strambotta are comprised within the generic ...

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Quotes about Style

So there is a personal sense of style for a given work - I don't like a general style, but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work. (Karlheinz Stockhausen)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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