Definitions for stilestaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stilestaɪl(n.)

  1. a step or steps for scaling a wall or fence.

  2. a turnstile.

Origin of stile:

bef. 900; ME; OE stigel (c. OHG stigilla ), der. of stīgan to climb

stilestaɪl(n.)

  1. any of various vertical members framing panels or the like, as in a paneled door or a window sash.

    Category: Building Trades, Furniture

    Ref: Compare rail1 (def. 8). 1 8

Origin of stile:

1670–80; perh. < D stijl (door-, bed-) post, strut

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stile(noun)

    an upright that is a member in a door or window frame

Wiktionary

  1. stile(Noun)

    A set of steps surmounting a fence or wall, or a narrow gate or contrived passage through a fence or wall, which in either case allows people but not livestock to pass.

  2. stile(Noun)

    A vertical component of a panel or frame, such as that of a door or window.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stile(noun)

    a pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style

  2. Stile(noun)

    mode of composition. See Style

  3. Stile(verb)

    a step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall

  4. Stile(verb)

    one of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised

Freebase

  1. Stile

    A stile is a structure which provides people a passage through or over a fence or boundary via steps, ladders, or narrow gaps. Stiles are often built in rural areas or along footpaths to allow access to an adjacent field or area separated by a fence, wall or hedge. Unlike a gate, there is no chance of forgetting to close it, and should the stile break, the fence remains intact. However, stiles may well be difficult to use for some disabled people and people with limited mobility. In the United Kingdom many stiles were built under legal compulsion. For that reason a wide variety of designs exist. Recent changes in UK government policy towards farming has encouraged landowners in upland areas to make their land more available to the public, and this has seen an increase in the number of stiles and an improvement in their overall condition. However, on popular paths, stiles are increasingly replaced by gates or kissing gates - or, where the field is arable, the stile can be removed altogether, as there are no longer any animals to control. Stiles also sometimes have a 'dog latch' or 'dog gate' to the side of them, which can be lifted to enable a dog to get through.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stile(noun)

a step, or set of steps, for climbing over a wall or fence.

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