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Stylenoun

A manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.

Gnomonnoun

An object such as a pillar or a rod that is used to tell time by the shadow it casts when the sun shines on it, especially the pointer on a sundial.

Stylenoun

Flair; grace; fashionable skill.

‘As a dancer, he has a lot of style.’;

Gnomonnoun

An object such as a pillar used by an observer to calculate the meridian altitude of the sun (that is, the altitude of the sun when it reaches the observer's meridian), for the purpose of determining the observer's latitude.

Stylenoun

(botany) The stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.

Gnomonnoun

The index of the hour circle of a globe.

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Stylenoun

A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post.

Gnomonnoun

(geometry) A plane figure formed by removing a parallelogram from a corner of a larger parallelogram.

Stylenoun

A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post.

‘the style of Majesty’;

Gnomonnoun

A number representing the increment between two dots]] in geometric figures formed of dots.

Stylenoun

A stylus.

Gnomonnoun

The style or pin, which by its shadow, shows the hour of the day. It is usually set parallel to the earth's axis.

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Stylenoun

(obsolete) A pen; an author's pen.

Gnomonnoun

A style or column erected perpendicularly to the horizon, formerly used in astronomocal observations. Its principal use was to find the altitude of the sun by measuring the length of its shadow.

Stylenoun

A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.

Gnomonnoun

The space included between the boundary lines of two similar parallelograms, the one within the other, with an angle in common; as, the gnomon bcdefg of the parallelograms ac and af. The parallelogram bf is the complement of the parallelogram df.

Stylenoun

A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.

Gnomonnoun

The index of the hour circle of a globe.

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Stylenoun

A long, slender, bristle-like process.

‘the anal styles of insects’;

Gnomonnoun

indicator provided by the stationary arm whose shadow indicates the time on the sundial

Stylenoun

The pin, or gnomon, of a sundial, the shadow of which indicates the hour.

Gnomon

A gnomon (; from Ancient Greek γνώμων (gnṓmōn) 'one that knows or examines') is the part of a sundial that casts a shadow. The term is used for a variety of purposes in mathematics and other fields.

Stylenoun

(computing) A visual or other modification to text or other elements of a document, such as bold or italic.

‘applying styles to text in a wordprocessor’; ‘Cascading Style Sheets’;

Styleverb

(transitive) To create or give a style, fashion or image to.

Styleverb

(transitive) To call or give a name or title to.

Stylenoun

An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax.

Stylenoun

Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use.

Stylenoun

A pen; an author's pen.

Stylenoun

Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written; especially, such use of language in the expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse; rhetorical expression.

‘High style, as when that men to kinges write.’; ‘Style is the dress of thoughts.’; ‘Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.’; ‘It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work.’;

Stylenoun

A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.

Stylenoun

Mode of presentation, especially in music or any of the fine arts; a characteristic of peculiar mode of developing in idea or accomplishing a result.

‘The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit.’;

Stylenoun

A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.

Stylenoun

Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion.

‘According to the usual style of dedications.’;

Stylenoun

A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.

Stylenoun

Mode or phrase by which anything is formally designated; the title; the official designation of any important body; mode of address; as, the style of Majesty.

‘One style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe.’;

Stylenoun

The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.

Stylenoun

A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

Stylenoun

The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.

Styleverb

To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.

‘How well his worth and brave adventures styled.’;

Stylenoun

a particular kind (as to appearance);

‘this style of shoe is in demand’;

Stylenoun

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’;

Stylenoun

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’;

Stylenoun

distinctive and stylish elegance;

‘he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer’;

Stylenoun

the popular taste at a given time;

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

Stylenoun

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

Stylenoun

editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display

Stylenoun

a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving;

‘he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus’;

Stylenoun

a slender bristlelike or tubular process;

‘a cartilaginous style’;

Styleverb

designate by an identifying term;

‘They styled their nation `The Confederate States'’;

Styleverb

make consistent with a certain fashion or style;

‘Style my hair’; ‘style the dress’;

Styleverb

make consistent with certain rules of style;

‘style a manuscript’;

Stylenoun

a particular procedure by which something is done; a manner or way

‘different styles of management’;

Stylenoun

a way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement

‘the concerto is composed in a neoclassical style’; ‘a striking feature of Swift's style is his use of conjunctions’;

Stylenoun

a way of using language

‘he never wrote in a journalistic style’; ‘students should pay attention to style and idiom’;

Stylenoun

one's usual way of behaving or approaching situations

‘backing out isn't my style’;

Stylenoun

an official or legal title

‘the partnership traded under the style of Storr and Mortimer’;

Stylenoun

a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed

‘the pillars are no exception to the general style’;

Stylenoun

a particular design of clothing

‘his shoes were in a style that he could wear anywhere’;

Stylenoun

a way of arranging the hair

‘for a glamorous style, hair was brushed out after setting’;

Stylenoun

fashionable elegance and sophistication

‘the world-famous hotel attracts guests because of its style and taste’;

Stylenoun

a confident, effortless manner or technique

‘he plays with such style’;

Stylenoun

(in a flower) a narrow, typically elongated extension of the ovary, bearing the stigma.

Stylenoun

(in an invertebrate) a small, slender pointed appendage; a stylet.

Stylenoun

archaic term for stylus (sense 2)

Styleverb

design or make in a particular form

‘the yacht is well proportioned and conservatively styled’;

Styleverb

arrange (hair) in a particular way

‘he styled her hair by twisting it up to give it body’;

Styleverb

designate with a particular name, description, or title

‘the official is styled principal and vice chancellor of the university’;

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