stile

1 of 2

noun (1)

: a step or set of steps for passing over a fence or wall
also : turnstile

stile

2 of 2

noun (2)

: one of the vertical members in a frame or panel into which the secondary members are fitted

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English stigel; akin to Old English stǣger stair — more at stair

Noun (2)

probably from Dutch stijl post

First Known Use

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stile was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Stile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stile. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition

stile

noun

1
: a step or set of steps for crossing a fence or wall
2

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