4. 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.Sir J. Reynolds.
5. Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in
social demeanor; fashion.
According to the usual style of dedications.C. Middleton.
6. 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.Burke.
7. (Chron.) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
Style is Old or New. The Old Style follows the Julian manner of computing the months and days, or
the calendar as established by Julius Cæsar, in which every fourth year consists of 366 days, and the
other years of 365 days. This is about 11 minutes in a year too much. Pope Georgy XIII. reformed the
calendar by retrenching 10 days in October, 1582, in order to bring back the vernal equinox to the same
day as at the time of the Council of Nice, a. d. 325. This reformation was adopted by act of the British
Parliament in 1751, by which act 11 days in September, 1752, were retrenched, and the third day was
reckoned the fourteenth. This mode of reckoning is called New Style, according to which every year
divisible by 4, unless it is divisible by 100 without being divisible by 400, has 366 days, and any other
year 365 days.
Style of court, the practice or manner observed by a court in its proceedings. Ayliffe.
Syn. Diction; phraseology; manner; course; title. See Diction.
(Style), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Styled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Styling.] To entitle; to term, name, or call; to
denominate. "Styled great conquerors." Milton.
How well his worth and brave adventures styled.Dryden.
Syn. To call; name; denominate; designate; term; characterize.
(Sty"let) n. [F., dim. of style; cf. It. stiletto. See Stiletto.] A small poniard; a stiletto.
2. (Surg.) (a) An instrument for examining wounds and fistulas, and for passing setons, and the like; a
probe, called also specillum. (b) A stiff wire, inserted in catheters or other tubular instruments to
maintain their shape and prevent clogging.
3. (Zoöl.) Any small, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ; as, the caudal stylets of certain insects; the
ventral stylets of certain Infusoria.
(Sty*lif"er*ous) a. [Style + -ferous.] (Bot.) Bearing one or more styles.
(Sty"li*form) a. [Style + - form: cf. F. styliforme.] Having the form of, or resembling, a style,
pin, or pen; styloid.
(Styl"ish) a. Having style or artistic quality; given to, or fond of, the display of style; highly fashionable; modish; as,
a stylish dress, house, manner. Styl"ish*ly, adv. Styl"ish*ness, n.