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old style
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   a notation used after a date stated in the Julian calendar (see year2). The Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar in 1582 or soon thereafter in predominantly Catholic countries of Europe. It remained in use in Britain, a Protestant country, until 1752, and in Russia, an Orthodox country, until 1918. In addition, the first day of the new year in England, until 1752, was 25 March instead of 1 January. Thus George Washington, the first U.S. president, was born on 11 February 1731 OS, or 22 February 1732 in the Gregorian calendar. Link: adoption dates for the Gregorian calendar in various countries. Wikipedia has a useful chart with similar information.

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  • old-style — old style, a kind of type, such as Garamond or Caslon, characterized by slanting serifs and strokes of almost equal thickness. old style «OHLD STYL», adjective. of or in old style. Old Style, the method of reckoning time according to the Julian… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old style — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old style — Old style, or oldstyle , may refer to:Technical terms: * Old style dates in timekeeping. * Old style or antiqua script in typography. * Old style numerals in typography.Trademarks: * Old Style Beer, a lager brewed by Pabst Brewing Company …   Wikipedia

  • Old Style — n. 1. the old method of reckoning time according to the Julian calendar, which was off one day every 128 years 2. [o s ] an old style of type with narrow, light letters having slanted strokes at the top old style adj …   English World dictionary

  • old style — old′ style n. 1) pri Also, old′style . a printing type style marked by more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs 2) hor (caps.) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • old-style — adj [only before noun] similar to the type of something that existed in the past ▪ old style communism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old style — noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes • Syn: ↑old style font • Ant: ↑modern • Hypernyms: ↑proportional font * * * I …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-style — ADJ: ADJ n You use old style to describe something or someone of a type that was common in the past but is not common now. ...a proper barber shop with real old style barber chairs. Syn: old fashioned …   English dictionary

  • old style — 1. Also, oldstyle. Print. a type style differentiated from modern by the more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs. 2. (caps.) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar. Cf. New Style. 3. Also, old style. Typography …   Universalium

  • old style — /ˈoʊld staɪl/ (say ohld stuyl) noun Printing a type style differentiated from modern style by the more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and the slanted serifs. –old style, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • old-style — adj. Old style is used with these nouns: communist …   Collocations dictionary


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