The English word is cognate with Catalanestil("engraving tool, stylus; gnomon; manner of doing something, style; fashionable skill, grace"), GermanStiel("handle; stalk"), Italianstilo("needle, stylus; fountain pen; beam; gnomon; part of pistil, style"), Occitanestil, Portugueseestilo("writing tool, stylus; manner of doing something, style"), Spanishestilo("writing tool, stylus; manner of doing something, style; fashionable skill, grace; part of pistil, style").
1821, James Townley, chapter I, in Illustrations of Biblical Literature, Exhibiting the History and Fate of the Sacred Writings, from the Earliest Period to the Present Century;[...], volume I, London: Printed [by B. Crompton] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,[...], OCLC498430079, part I (From the Giving of the Law to the Birth of Christ), page 27:
From Job xix. 24. it appears to have been usual in his day, to write or engrave upon Plates of Lead, which might easily be done with a Pen, or Graver, or Style of Iron, or other hard metal.
1697, Joseph Moxon, "Operat[ioni] II. To Describe a Dyal upon a Horizontal Plane.", in Mechanick Dyalling: Teaching any Man, though of an Ordinary Capacity and Unlearned in Mathematicks, to Draw a True Sun-dial on any Given Plane,[...], 3rd edition, London: Printed for James Moxon,[...], OCLC57050730, page 17:
Last of all fit a Triangular Iron, whose angular point being laid to the Center of the Dyal Plane, one side must agree with the Substilar Line, and its other side with the Stilar Line; so is the Stile made. And this Stile you must erect perpendicularly over the Substilar Line on the Dyal Plane, and there fix it. Then is your Dyal finished.
1751, John Hill, A General Natural History: Or, New and Accurate Descriptions of the Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals of the Different Parts of the World;[...], London: Printed for Thomas Osborne,[...], OCLC955791592, page 268:
The calyx of Theophrasta is a small, permanent perianthium, divided into five obtuse segments, making obtuse angles also with one another: [...] the style is subulated, and shorter than the corolla: the stigma is acute.
Read Lord Bolingbroke's [book] with great attention, as well as to the style as to the matter. I wish you could form yourself such a style in every language. Style is the dress of thoughts, and a well-dressed thought, like a well-dressed man, appears to great advantage.
1790, Conyers Middleton, "To the Right Honorable John Lord Hervey, Lord Keeper of His Majesty's Privy Seal", in The History of the Life of M. Tullius Cicero, volume I, new edition, Basel: Printed for J. J. Tourneisen [i.e., Johann Jakob Thurneysen]; and J. L. Legrand, OCLC938165873, page iii:
The public will naturally expect, that in chusing a Patron for the Life ofCicero, I should address myself to some person of illustrious rank, distinguished by his parts and eloquence, and bearing a principal share in the great affairs of the Nation; who, according to the usual style of Dedications, might be the proper subject of a comparison with the Hero of my piece.
1806 February, Isaac D'Israeli, "Remarks on Style", in The Literary Magazine, and American Register, volume V, number XXIX, Philadelphia, Pa.: Published by J[ohn] Conrad & Co. [et al.], OCLC699536048, page 105, column 1:
After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style; facts, scientific discoveries, and every kind of information, may be seized by all; but an author's diction cannot be taken from him.
Monarchs are often addressed with the style of Majesty.
1683, Joseph Moxon, "§ 25. The Office of the Warehouse-keeper. [(As an Appendix.) Ancient Customs Used in a Printing-house.]", in Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine of Handy-books. Applied to the Art of Printing, volume II, London: Printed for Joseph Moxon[...], OCLC427106359, number XXII, page 356:
Every Printing-house is by the Custom of Time out of mind, called a Chappel; and all the Workmen that belong to it are Members of the Chappel: and the Oldest Freeman is the Father of the Chappel. I suppose the stile was originally conferred upon it by the courtesie of some great Churchman, or men, (doubtless when Chappels were in more veneration than of late years they have been here in England) who for the Books of Divinity that proceeded from a Printing-house, gave it the Reverend Title of Chappel.
One style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe.
1821 May 26, "Annals of the Coinage of Britain and Its Dependencies, from the Earliest Period of Authentic History to the End of the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George III. By the Rev. Rogers Ruding,[...] The Second Edition, Corrected, Enlarged, and Continued to the Close of the Year 1818. 5 vols. 8vo. With a 4to. vol. of Plates. London, 1819. [book review]", in The Literary Chronicle and Weekly Review;[...], volume III, number 106, London: Printed by Davidson,[...], published by [John] Limbird,[...], sold also by Souter [et al.], OCLC70747075, page 327:
During the whole of the reign of George I., the money was of the same species and value as that of Queen Anne, but to his style upon the reverse, were added his German titles, with Fidei Defensor [Defender of the Faith], which then, for the first time, appeared upon the coins, although it had been constantly used in the style of our monarchs from Henry VIII., on whom it was conferred by Pope Leo X., in the year 1521.
1825, Joshua Reynolds, "Discourse IV. Delivered at the Royal Academy.", in Discourses on Painting and the Fine Arts, Delivered at the Royal Academy, London: Printed for Jones and Co.,[...], OCLC1063550111, page 23, column 1:
[T]here are two distinct styles in history painting; the grand, and the splendid or ornamental. The great style stands alone, and does not require, perhaps does not so well admit, any addition from inferior beauties. The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit. However, though the union of the two may make a sort of composite style, yet that style is likely to be more imperfect than either of those which goes to its composition.
This style was sometimes called Palladian from the fact of [Andrea] Palladio having fully developed and absorbed into his own system the styles of his great predecessors of the [Florentine] school, [...]
applying styles to text in a wordprocessor Cascading Style Sheets
2001, Dee L. Fabry; Sally A. Seier, "Speaking, Technology, Analysis, and Reading through Research", in Opening Doors to Reading: Building School-to-work Skills, Englewood, Colo.: Teacher Ideas Press, Libraries Unlimited, ->ISBN, page 64:
In today's assignment, you need to: [...] Right justify your heading in 12 point Helvetica font and plain text style.
The concept of creating styles has been around since long before the Web. Desktop publishing programs, such as Adobe InDesign, and even word processing programs, such as Microsoft Word, have long used styles to manage the formatting and editing of text on printed pages.
2002, Evelyn Hunt Ogden, "Spending Money and Using the 20th Century to Your Advantage", in Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Master's Thesis in Two Semesters or Less, 2nd edition, Lanham, Md.; Toronto, Ont.: ScarecrowEducation, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, ->ISBNInvalid ISBN, page 60:
If you have to settle for an expert typist who has not completed recent dissertations for your school, buy two copies of the style manual, one for you and one for the typist.
2012, Larry A. Pace, "Preface and Acknowledgments", in Using Microsoft Word to Write Research Papers in APA Style, Anderson, S.C.: TwoPaces.com, ->ISBN, page 5:
There are many excellent style manuals, and every good writer should have one or more of these at hand, along with the appropriate formatting instructions for the particular standard beng followed. This book is a how-to survival manual for students, researchers, and family members who need to learn and use APA [American Psychological Association] style and who would like to use some of the tools provided by Microsoft Word.
set of rules applied by a publisher to the works it produces
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But when the proconsul persisted in requiring him to swear by the fortune of Cæsar, Polycarp said, "Since thou ostentatiously requirest me to swear by what thou stylestthe fortune of Cæsar, as if thou wert ignorant of what I am, hear me boldly speak. I am a Christian; and if thou wouldst learn what is the doctrine of Christianity, appoint a day, and hear."
Dr. Aitken's language is generally exact, though there is a quaintness, and an attempt at novelty, which is sometimes disagreeable. [...] He styles 'recover a pleasing evidence of the operation of the medicines.'
Marianne's preserver, as Margaret, with more elegance than precision, stiled Willoughby, called at the cottage early the next morning to make his personal inquiries.
1821 April 14, "Annals of the Coinage of Britain and Its Dependencies, from the Earliest Period of Authentic History to the End of the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George III. By the Rev. Rogers Ruding,[...] The Second Edition, Corrected, Enlarged, and Continued to the Close of the Year 1818. 5 vols. 8vo. With a 4to. vol. of Plates. London, 1819. [book review]", in The Literary Chronicle and Weekly Review;[...], volume III, number 100, London: Printed by Davidson,[...], published by [John] Limbird,[...], sold also by Souter [et al.], OCLC70747075, page 246, column 3:
Edward the Black Prince had the principality of Aquitain and Gascony conferred on him, with the privilege of coining monies. Under the authority of this grant, he struck various coins of gold and silver. On these coins he invariably styles himself, Primogenitus Regis Angliæ, et Princeps Aquitaniæ [First King of England, and Prince of Aquitaine].