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stile Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
WordNet

Stile noun
Etymology
See Style.
Definitions
  1. A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style. Moxon.
  2. Mode of composition. See Style. Obs.
    May I not write in such a stile as this? Bunyan.
Stile noun
Etymology
OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from stigan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. *164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Stair.
Definitions
  1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.
    There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way. Shak.
    Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle. Bunyan.
  2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised. ✍ 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.

Webster 1913


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