1a particular procedure by which something is done; a manner or way:different styles of management
a way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement:the concerto is composed in a neoclassical stylea striking feature of Swift’s style is his use of conjunctions
a way of using language:he never wrote in a journalistic style [mass noun]:students should pay attention to style and idiom
[usually with negative] (one's style) one’s usual way of behaving or approaching situations:backing out isn’t my style
an official or legal title:the partnership traded under the style of Storr and Mortimer
2a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed:the pillars are no exception to the general style
a particular design of clothing:his shoes were in a style that he could wear anywhere
a way of arranging the hair:for a glamorous style, hair was brushed out after setting
3 [mass noun] elegance and sophistication:a sophisticated nightspot with style and taste
4 Botany (in a flower) a narrow, typically elongated extension of the ovary, bearing the stigma.
5 Zoology (in an invertebrate) a small, slender pointed appendage; a stylet.