old style


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

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I. noun
1. : something belonging to or characteristic of an earlier period
2. : a style of type resembling an 18th century design of William Caslon and distinguished by graceful irregularity among individual letters, slanted ascender serifs, and but slight contrast between light and heavy strokes — contrasted with modern
II. adjective
Usage: usually capitalized O&S
: using or according to the Julian calendar — abbr. O.S.

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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. noting or descriptive of a font of numerals of which some part extends below the baseline.
[1865-70]

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Old Style noun
1. See ↑style
2. A typeface in imitation of old face (printing)
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Main Entry:old

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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 calendar, replaced by the New Style in most European countries in 1582, when the date was moved ahead 10 days. In Great Britain the Old Style calendar was used until 1752, when all dates were moved ahead 11 days. It was used in Russia until 1918. Abbr: O.S.

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(abbr.: OS) n. [often as adj.] the method of calculating dates using the Julian calendar

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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