style-n; 12 Senses

Sense Number 1: a distinctive behavior, manner or mode of doing something

Commentary: STYLE[+quality][+manner][+behavior][+distinctive]
NOTE: can be positive or negative or neutral (unlike Sense 7)

She has an abrasive management style.
It's not really Bob's style to brag about his own accomplishments.
That style of surfing on small boards was unfamiliar to us.
The book describes the harsh style of existence led by the nomadic desert tribes.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 2: a distinctive artistic form, as in painting, music

Commentary: STYLE[+form][+artistic][+distinctive]
NOTE: refers to characteristic form in some artistic medium

She didn't care for the flowery literary style of 18th-century prose.
The ballerina studied only classical styles of dance.
The Cubist style of painting was rather controversial when it first appeared.
The public library was built in the style of Greek Revival.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a type or class of merchandise, product line

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+artifact][+model][+distinctive]
NOTE: refers to different models, types of a class of merchandise

This store has hundreds of styles of tile, including granite and marble.
Last year's styles of automobiles are now on sale.
Sally was looking for a style of toaster that accommodates extra-thick slices of bread.
The magazine shows all the new styles from Paris and Milan. (merchandise itself)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: a fashion preference in society

Commentary: STYLE[+state][+social][+preference][+fashion]
NOTE: refers to a state of preference, not the artifact itself
NOTE: often in the phrases, 'in style' , 'out of style'

Tall boots are very much in style this year.
A morning coat and breeches have been out of style for a long time.
She never follows the styles of the times. (her preferences are different)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 5: elongated portion of a plant pistil

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+structure][+anatomical][+portion][+elongated][+of_pistil][+plant]

The style of the flower is located between the ovary and the stigma of the pistil.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 6: editorial guidelines for grammar and punctuation

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+symbolic][+principle][+guideline][+editorial][+for_writing]

The journal has a specific style in which all papers must be submitted.
These young writers have yet to master the basic elements of style, such as the correct use of semicolons, and proper use of reflexive pronouns.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: having the quality of flair or panache

Commentary: STYLE[+quality][+appearance][+flair]
NOTE: always implies a positive trait of personal elegance or splendor

She entertains with great style, whether it's a small dinner party or a gala affair.
The students loved the dash and personal style of the young professor.
The hostess handled the awkward situation with great style.
They lived in high style in New York during the 1920s.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 8: a pointed instrument for writing, stylus

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+writing][+pointed]

He drew the design on the stencil with a steel style.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 9: a tubular appendage or outgrowth of animals, e.g., fish

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+structure][+anatomical][+portion][+tubular][+outgrowth][+of_animal]

The diagram in the biology book illustrates a cartilaginous style on the tongue of a fish.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 10: a legal title, official name

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+symbolic][+identifier][+name][+title][+legal]

The partnership traded under the style of Starr and Mortimer.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d

Sense Number 11: the gnomon of a sundial

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+artifact][+component][+sundial][+gnomon]

The shadow of the sundial's style pointed at 3 o'clock.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4d

Sense Number 12: the needle of a phonograph

Commentary: STYLE[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+needle][+of_phonograph]

John bought a new style for his phonograph so he could listen to old LPs.
The rapper rubbed a style across the vinyl record to produce a rhythmic sound.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 10