verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Design or make in a particular form.

    ‘the yacht is well proportioned and conservatively styled’
    • ‘Has the nation, has Congress, has this administration yet had a belly full of Social Security reform, as the president is styling it?’
    • ‘The game doesn't rely on styling your car to gain kudos and cash, although you'll do better in some races if you stick to a saloon car and splash out on what's under the bonnet.’
    • ‘It's no good just styling the products other people produce.’
    • ‘The automaker, which designed and styled the vehicle in-house at its Gentro Stile facility, decided to meet that goal by developing two completely different cars.’
    • ‘At a time when most tract houses were traditionally styled in clapboard or stucco - and not designed by architects - the Eichler stood out.’
    • ‘The seats of the magistrates were all behind us and were styled in pew fashion.’
    • ‘These cuts define how your pants are styled and designed in terms of fit and how they fall.’
    • ‘Mallya also plans to have his planes styled by India's leading fashion designers.’
    • ‘It's no mistake that it looks as exotic as a Ferrari: it was styled in-house by the Nam Yang design team in Seoul who took inspiration from, among other things, the Ferrari 456.’
    • ‘This allows users to have text follow an irregular object and can be used for styling text or, for example, naming roads in a diagram.’
    • ‘His trainer says he will soon be ready to design the clothing and style the clients.’
    • ‘The car was styled by the new design team.’
    design, fashion, tailor, make, produce
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    1. 1.1 Arrange (hair) in a particular way.
      ‘he styled her hair by twisting it up to give it body’
      • ‘Watch how your hair is styled, what products are used, what kind of brushes, rollers, or styling irons your hairdresser uses so that you can replicate the look yourself.’
      • ‘Then, after styling her hair and putting some hair spray into it, she unlocked her door again and opened it.’
      • ‘The 19-year-old wowed the judges by styling her model with a red Mohawk style in the Junior Ladies Fashionable Day Style category.’
      • ‘Now that I'm growing it back out to a decent length, I'm going to have to worry about styling it before coming in.’
      • ‘All he does is spend hours and hours in front of the mirror styling his hair.’
      • ‘She'd spent the day fixing her makeup and styling her hair.’
      • ‘She showered, dressed, dried and styled her hair, added accessories and makeup in an hour and a half before walking out into the light April rain to go to school.’
      • ‘I have two left hands when it comes to styling my hair.’
      • ‘At home, I always ended up trying to put on make up with just a corner of the big mirror as guidance, while Joe spent hours styling his hair.’
      • ‘Her blond hair was styled in two buns on both sides of her head, and her gray eyes were hidden beneath her too-long lashes.’
      • ‘After I got dressed and started to style my hair, a soft tap was heard at my door.’
      • ‘Her hair was styled and dressed and her make-up was carefully applied.’
      • ‘To finish, he styled the hair with a brush and slightly teased the bangs.’
      • ‘She then proceeded to brush and style her hair with a little mousse to prevent it from becoming too frizzy.’
      • ‘Once your hair is completely wet, proceed to drying and styling your hair, as you normally would.’
      • ‘Her black hair was styled in two adorable pigtails.’
      • ‘He probably had a lot of hair, although it was styled conservatively, tightly curled and kept close to his scalp.’
      • ‘So whether you or a professional are styling your hair, it will be responsive to being brushed, curled, and combed.’
      • ‘I showered, dressed and quickly styled my hair.’
      • ‘She styled the remaining hair into four-strand braids and then unbraided the ends to create wavy strands.’
      groom, arrange, comb, brush, do, put in order, straighten, adjust, preen, primp
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  • 2 Designate with a particular name, description, or title.

    ‘the official is styled principal and vice chancellor of the university’
    • ‘The House of Commons, too, was horrified at the notion of a Scottish king styling himself ‘King of Great Britain’.’
    • ‘But Wirahad won points with the public by styling himself as a reformer advocating the armed forces' retreat from politics.’
    • ‘By the time he was 14, Rod was in a skiffle band with schoolmates from Nunthorpe Grammar, styling themselves the Green Corn Boys.’
    • ‘A group styling itself, Concerned Parents Against Drugs, claimed responsibility for the attack and said they had seized the drugs from the man they had abducted.’
    • ‘Well-known atheist, Richard Dawkins, now styles himself as A Devil's Chaplain, the title of a recent book.’
    • ‘Hersh styles himself an investigative reporter, but he has a history of coming up with ‘scoops’ that can never be verified by anyone else.’
    • ‘Sleek modern bikes are aggressively styled with names to match: ‘Pulsar’, ‘Victor’, etc.’
    • ‘If his future wife is styled Duchess of Cornwall, she will be taking his name, since that is one of his existing titles.’
    • ‘Marsh and Swann team up, styling themselves as ‘the Gilbert And Sullivan of photography’, snapping their clients against imaginative tableau.’
    • ‘Another, styling themselves ‘Kraska’, left a link to a mysterious Russian site.’
    call, name, title, entitle, dub, designate, term, address, label, tag
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