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style

noun uk   /staɪl/ us  

style noun (WAY)

B1 [C or U] a way of doing something, especially one that is typical of a person, group of people, place, or period: Jones favours a dynamic, hands-on style of management. His office is very utilitarian in style, with no decoration.Ways of achieving things be your style informal to be the type of thing that you would do: He wouldn't try to mislead you - it's not his style.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significanceConditions and characteristics

style noun (FASHION)

B1 [C or U] fashion, especially in clothing: a style consultant I read the fashion pages in the newspapers to keep up with the latest styles. The classic black dress is always in style.FashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionable

style noun (DESIGN)

B1 [C] a particular shape or design, especially of a person's hair, clothes, or a piece of furniture: a formal style of hat Her hair was cut in a really nice style.
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style noun (HIGH QUALITY)

B2 [U] approving high quality in appearance, design, or behaviour: That car's got real style, which is no surprise considering how much it cost. When she decides to do something, she always does it in/with great style.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantQuality and standard

style noun (FLOWER PART)

[C] specialized biology the middle part of the carpel (= female part) of a flower, connecting the ovary to the stigmaParts of plants

style

verb [T] uk   /staɪl/ us  

style verb [T] (DESIGN)

to shape or design something such as a person's hair or an object like a piece of clothing or furniture, especially so that it looks attractive: You've had your hair styled - it really suits you. This range of jackets is styled to look good whatever the occasion.Patterns and shapesInventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing

style verb [T] (TITLE)

to give a title to a person or group: [+ noun] She styles herself 'Doctor' but she doesn't have a degree.
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(Definition of style noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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