The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed: a style of speech and writing. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era. Sort; type: a style of furniture. A quality of imagination and individuality expressed in one's actions and tastes: does things with style. A comfortable and elegant mode of existence: living in style. A mode of living: the style of the very rich. The fashion of the moment, especially of dress; vogue. A particular fashion: the style of the 1920s. See Synonyms at fashion. A customary manner of presenting printed material, including usage, punctuation, spelling, typography, and arrangement. A form of address; a title. An implement used for etching or engraving. A slender pointed writing instrument used by the ancients on wax tablets. The needle of a phonograph. The gnomon of a sundial. Botany The usually slender part of a pistil, situated between the ovary and the stigma. Zoology A slender, tubular, or bristlelike process: a cartilaginous style. Medicine A surgical probing instrument; a stylet. Obsolete A pen. To call or name; designate: George VI styled his brother Duke of Windsor. To make consistent with rules of style: style a manuscript. To give style to: style hair.