(Stil"bite) n. [Gr. to glitter, shine: cf. F. stilbite.] (Min.) A common mineral of the zeolite family,
a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime, usually occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals, also in
radiated masses. It is of a white or yellowish color, with pearly luster on the cleavage surface. Called
(Stile) n. [See Style.]
1. A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style. Moxon.
2. Mode of composition. See Style. [Obs.]
May I not write in such a stile as this?Bunyan.
(Stile), n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from stigan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a
stile. &radic164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Stair.]
1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.
There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way.Shak.
Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle.Bunyan.
2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the
secondary members are mortised.
In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions,
and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when
Hanging stile, Pulley stile. See under Hanging, and Pulley.
(Sti"let) n. [Written also stilette, and stylet.]
1. A stiletto. [R.]
2. (Surg.) See Stylet, 2.
(Sti*let"to) n.; pl. Stilettos [It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See
Style for writing, and cf. Stylet.]
1. A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.
2. A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery.
3. A beard trimmed into a pointed form. [Obs.]
The very quack of fashions, the very he thatFord.
Wears a stiletto on his chin.
(Sti*let"to), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stilettoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stilettoing ] To stab or kill with a
(Still) a. [Compar. Stiller ; superl. Stillest.] [OE. stille, AS. stille; akin to D. stil, OS. & OHG.
stilli, G. still, Dan. stille, Sw. stilla, and to E. stall; from the idea of coming to a stand, or halt. Cf.
1. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still. "Still as any stone." Chaucer.