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Noun stile has 1 sense


stilen. [See Style.].
  •  A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style.  Moxon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mode of composition. See Style.  [1913 Webster]
    "May I not write in such a stile as this?"  [1913 Webster]
stilen. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from stīgan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. √164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Stair.].
  •  A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.  [1913 Webster]
    "There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way."  [1913 Webster]
    "Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
Hanging stile, Pulley stile. See under Hanging, and Pulley.


stile, n. an arrangement of steps allowing people but not animals to climb over a fence or wall.

stile, n. a vertical piece in the frame of a panelled door, wainscot, etc. (cf. RAIL(1) n. 5).

prob. f. Du. stijl pillar, doorpost



French door, Samson post, archway, back door, back stairs, baluster, balustrade, banister, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, companion, companionway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, escalier, fire escape, flight of steps, front door, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, hitching post, incline, jamb, king post, landing, landing stage, lintel, milepost, mullion, perron, porch, portal, porte cochere, post, postern, propylaeum, pylon, ramp, scuttle, side door, signpost, snubbing post, spiral staircase, staircase, stairs, stairway, stanchion, standard, stepping-stones, steps, storm door, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, treads and risers, turnpike, turnstile, upright




N method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise, modus operandi, MO, procedure, path, road, route, course, line of way, line of road, trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack, steps, stair, staircase, flight of stairs, ladder, stile, perron, bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway, drawbridge, pass, ford, ferry, tunnel, pipe, door, gateway, channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit, artery, lane, loan, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor, back-door, back-stairs, secret passage, covert way, vennel, roadway, pathway, stairway, express, thoroughfare, highway, turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road, broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway, beaten track, beaten path, horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path, walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk, crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway, cut, short cut carrefour, private road, occupation road, highways and byways, railroad, railway, tram road, tramway, towpath, causeway, canal, street, speedway, adv, how, in what way, in what manner, by what mode, so, in this way, after this fashion, one way or another, anyhow, somehow or other, by way of, via, in transitu, on the high road to, hae tibi erunt artes.


N hindrance, prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage, embolus, embolism, infarct, interruption, interception, interclusion, hindrance, impedition, retardment, retardation, embarrassment, oppilation, coarctation, stricture, restriction, restraint, inhibition, blockade, interference, interposition, obtrusion, discouragement, discountenance, impediment, let, obstacle, obstruction, knot, knag, check, hitch, contretemps, screw loose, grit in the oil, bar, stile, barrier, turnstile, turnpike, gate, portcullis, beaver dam, trocha, barricade, wall, dead wall, sea wall, levee breakwater, groyne, bulkhead, block, buffer, stopper, boom, dam, weir, burrock, drawback, objection, stumbling-block, stumbling-stone, lion in the path, snag, snags and sawyers, encumbrance, incumbrance, clog, skid, shoe, spoke, drag, drag chain, drag weight, stay, stop, preventive, prophylactic, load, burden, fardel, onus, millstone round one's neck, impedimenta, dead weight, lumber, pack, nightmare, Ephialtes, incubus, old man of the sea, remora, difficulty, insuperable, obstacle, estoppel, ill wind, head wind, trammel, tether, hold back, counterpoise, damper, wet blanket, hinderer, marplot, killjoy, party pooper, party crasher, interloper, trail of a red herring, opponent, hindering, obstructive, obstruent, impeditive, impedient, intercipient, prophylactic, impedimentary, in the way of, unfavorable, onerous, burdensome, cumbrous, cumbersome, obtrusive, hindered, windbound, waterlogged, heavy laden, hard pressed, unassisted &c (assist), single-handed, alone, deserted, occurrent nubes.

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