Stile Stile, n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from st[=i]gan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and cf. {Stair}.] 1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall. [1913 Webster]

There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised. [1913 Webster]

Note: In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions, and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when horizontal. [1913 Webster]

{Hanging stile}, {Pulley stile}. See under {Hanging}, and {Pulley}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stile — STILE. s. m. (Quelques uns escrivent encore Style.) C estoit parmi les anciens Une sorte de poinçon ou grosse aiguille, avec la pointe de laquelle on escrivoit sur des tabletes de cire, de plomb &c. & l on s en sert encore aujourd huy pour… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • stile — s.m. [lat. stĭlus stilo ]. 1. a. (artist., lett.) [complesso degli espedienti formali utilizzati da un artista, uno scrittore e sim.: curare lo s. ; esercizi di s. ] ▶◀ espressione, forma. b. [modo individuale e riconoscibile di esprimersi di un… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Stile — Stile, n. [See {Style}.] 1. A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See {Style}. Moxon. [1913 Webster] 2. Mode of composition. See {Style}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] May I not write in such a stile as this? Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stile — ● stile nom masculin (latin stilus) Tige de fer pointue à une extrémité et spatulée à l autre, employée dans l Antiquité et au Moyen Âge pour tracer des caractères sur les tablettes de cire. (On écrit aussi style.) stile [stil] n. m. ⇒ Style (B.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stilè — agg. [adattam. del fr. stylé, der. di style stile ]. [di persona che, nel modo di vestire, di comportarsi e sim., mostra eleganza, buongusto e raffinatezza] ▶◀ elegante, fine, raffinato. ◀▶ inelegante, trasandato. ↓ grossier, grossolano, rozzo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • stile — stile, style There are three words here, all derived from the Latin word stilus meaning ‘a writing tool’. The two words spelt stile are (1) from Old English, meaning ‘a set of steps for crossing a fence’ and (2) probably from Dutch, meaning ‘a… …   Modern English usage

  • Stile — (ital.), Stil; S. osservato, der »hergebrachte«, strenge Stil, besonders der reine Vokal (a cappella , Palestrina ) Stil; S. rappresentativo, der für die szenische Darstellung geeignete, dramatische Stil, die um 1600 erfundene begleitete Monodie… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stile — STILE, es, eben dergleichen. Hygin. Fab. 181. & Ovid. Metam. III. v. 217 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • stile — [staıl] n [: Old English; Origin: stigel] a set of steps that helps people climb over a fence in the countryside …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stile — [ staıl ] noun count a structure with steps near a fence or a wall, used for helping you climb over …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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