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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.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.
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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.
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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.

style noun (FLOWER PART)

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

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.
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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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Translations of “style”
in Korean 형식, 스타일…
in Arabic أُسلوب…
in French style, mode, chic…
in Turkish tip, stil, tarz…
in Italian stile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 方式, 做事方式, (尤指)風格,作風…
in Russian стиль, слог, фасон…
in Polish styl…
in Spanish estilo, moda, clase…
in Portuguese estilo…
in German der Stil…
in Catalan estil…
in Japanese 手法, 様式, 流派…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方式, 做事方式, (尤指)风格,作风…
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