stile

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See also: stilé and stilè‎

English[edit]

A stile over a stone wall.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stile, style, stiȝele, from Old English stiġel (stile, set of steps for getting over a fence), from Proto-Germanic *stigilō (entry, entrance, overpass, device for climbing, stile), equivalent to sty (to ascend, climb) +‎ -le. Cognate with Dutch stijl (stile), Dutch stegel (stirrup), Low German Stegel (stile), German Stiegel (stile).

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A stile (set of steps surmounting a fence)

stile (plural stiles)

  1. A set of 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 or window.
  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?

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French style.

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stile m (plural stili)

  1. style
  2. class

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Latin[edit]

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stile

  1. vocative singular of stilus

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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stile m

  1. nominative plural of stil
  2. accusative plural of stil

Middle French[edit]

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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