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"style" in British English

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stylenoun

uk   /staɪl/ us   /staɪl/
  • 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.

styleverb [T]

uk   /staɪl/ us   /staɪl/
  • 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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-stylesuffix

uk   / -staɪl/ us   / -staɪl/
(Definition of style from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"style" in American English

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stylenoun

us   /stɑɪl/
  • style noun (WAY)

[C/U] a way of doing something, esp. one that is typical of a person, group of people, place, or time: [C] Puente fused Latin with other musical styles. [C] The book is written in the style of an 18th-century novel. [U] His portraits were awkward in style.
[C/U] Style is also a special quality that makes a person or thing seem different and attractive: [U] I like this team – the players have style.
  • style noun (DESIGN)

[C] a particular form or design: They had hundreds of styles of light fixtures in stock.
[C] Style also means fashion: [C] I keep up with the latest styles. [U] The classic black dress is always in style.
art [C] Style also refers to particular features of art that are found in a group of artists who lived and worked at the same time.

styleverb [T]

us   /stɑɪl/
  • style verb [T] (DESIGN)

to arrange or design hair, clothes, a room, etc., esp. so that it looks attractive: Most women style their hair.
(Definition of style from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"style" in Business English

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stylenoun [C]

uk   /staɪl/ us  
a way of doing something, especially one that is typical of a person, group of people, place, or period: management/leadership style An authoritarian management style may not yield good results. Those familiar with her personal style say she is quietly decisive. a working/learning style
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(Definition of style from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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