Notebook, 1993-



Type, sort, kind - in form, appearance, character . . . . Distinctive . . . . Characteristic . . . . Particular . . . . That aspect which distinguishes some thing, some place, a custom, a time, a person, an activity, a form, etc.

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Style -n. 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the barogue style. 2. a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: to do things in a grand style. 3. a mode of living, esp. one that is fashionable or luxurious. 4. a mode of fashion, as in dress; elegance; smartness. 5. the mode of expressing thoght in writing or speaking that is characteristic of a group, person, etc.: to write in the style of Faulkner; a familiar style; a pompous style. 6. [in a literary composition] the mode and form of expression, as distinguished from the content. 7. a descriptive or distinguishing appellation, esp. a legal, official, or recognized title. 8. also, stylus. a. an instrument used by the ancients for writing on waxed tablets. b. something resembling or suggesting such an instrument. c. a pointed instrument for drawing, etching, or writing. 9. the gnomon of a sundial. 10. a method of reckoning time. Cf. New Style, old style [def. 2]. 11. Bot. a narrow, usually cylindrical and more or less filiform extension of the ovary that, when present, bears the stigma at its apex. 12. Zool. a small, slender, pointed process or part. 13. the rules or customs of typography, punctuation, spelling, etc., used by a newspaper, publishing house, etc. -v.t. 14. to call by a given title or appellation; denominate; name. 15. to design in accordance with a given or new style. 16. to bring into conformity with a specific style or give a specific style to. -v.i. 17. to do decorative work with a style or stylus.
-Syn. 4. chic. see Fashion. [Fashion....-Syn 1.mode; fad, rage, craze. Fashion, Style, Vogue imply popularity or widespread acceptance of manners, customs, dress, etc. Fashion is that which charactaerizes or distinguishes the habits, manners, dress, etc., of a period or group: the fashions of the 18th century. Style is sometimes the equivalent of fashion, but also denotes conformance to a prevalent standard having distinct characteristics; a chair in the Queen Anne style. Vogue suggests the temporary popularity of certain fashions: this year's vogue in dancing. 5. shape, cut, pattern. 10. construct, mold, frame, form. 11. suit, fit, adjust.] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]

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Style: In terms of a Characteristic or Distinctive Mode of Action
In Practice [writing, speaking, drawing, performing, etc.]
In Manner or Behavior
In Fashion, habit, custom - Chic, fad, rage, craze, vogue in terms of popular manner, habit or custom of period or group

Style: In terms of expression as it is distinguished from, say, content in literary composition.
Descriptive Style
Narrative Style
Romantic Style
Style is sometimes the equivalent of fashion, but also denotes conformance to a prevalent standard having distinct characteristics.

Style: An Instrument
A Method of reckoning time
Rules or customs [in printing]
Denominant. To Name

To style:
Design in accordance to . . .
To bring into conformity to . . . or give a specific style to
Shape, cut, pattern.
Construct, mold, frame, form.
Suit, fit, adjust.



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