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Webster 1913 Edition


Stile

Stile

,
Noun.
[See
Style
.]
1.
A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See
Style
.
Moxon.
2.
Mode of composition. See
Style
.
[Obs.]
May I not write in such a
stile
as this?
Bunyan.

Stile

,
Noun.
[OE.
stile
, AS.
stigel
a step, a ladder, from
stīgan
to ascend; akin to OHG.
stigila
a stile. √164. See
Sty
,
Verb.
I.
, and cf.
Stair
.]
1.
A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.
There comes my master . . . over the
stile
, this way.
Shakespeare
Over this
stile
in the way to Doubting Castle.
Bunyan.
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.
☞ 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.
Hanging stile
,
Pulley stile
.
See under
Hanging
, and
Pulley
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stile

STILE

,
Noun.
[This is another spelling of style. See Style and Still.] A pin set on the face of a dial to form a shadow.
Erect the stile perpendicularly over the substilar line, so as to make an angle with the dial-plane equal to the elevation of the pole of your place.

STILE

,
Noun.
[G. See Stair.] A step or set of steps for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.

Definition 2022


Stile

Stile

See also: stile, stilé, stilè, and stíle

German

Noun

Stile

  1. plural of Stil

stile

stile

See also: Stile, stilé, stilè, and stíle

English

A stile over a stone wall.

Alternative forms

Noun

stile (plural stiles)

  1. A set of one or more steps surmounting a fence or wall, or a narrow gate or contrived passage through a fence or wall, which in either case allows people but not livestock to pass.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      'Twas very true what Greening said; for of a summer evening I would take the path that led up Weatherbeech Hill, behind the Manor; both because 'twas a walk that had a good prospect in itself, and also a sweet charm for me, namely, the hope of seeing Grace Maskew. And there I often sat upon the stile that ends the path and opens on the down, and watched the old half-ruined house below; and sometimes saw white-frocked Gracie walking on the terrace in the evening sun, and sometimes in returning passed her window near enough to wave a greeting.
  2. A vertical component of a panel or frame, such as that of a door, window or ladder.
  3. A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Moxon to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A mode of composition; a style.
    • Bunyan
      May I not write in such a stile as this?

Holonyms

  • (vertical component of a panel or frame): leaf

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Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from French style.

Noun

stile m (plural stili)

  1. style
  2. class

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Latin

Noun

stile

  1. vocative singular of stilus

Lower Sorbian

Noun

stile

  1. nominative and accusative plural of stil

Middle French

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Noun

stile m (plural stiles)

  1. style
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      Si est ce, que les vieils du Senat, memoratifs des moeurs de leurs peres, accuserent cette pratique comme ennemie de leur stile antien
      It is that the older members of the Senate, remembering the customs on their fathers, accused this practice of being the enemy of their ancient style

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