The definition of a stile is a step for going over something, or a vertical strip in a frame.(noun)
See stile in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE stigel < stigan, to climb < IE base *steigh-, to step, climb > stair, Sans stighnoti, (he) climbs, Gr stichos, a row, line
Origin: Du stijl, doorpost
See stile in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English stigel; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Probably from Dutch stijl, doorpost
Origin: , from Middle Dutch
Origin: , possibly from Latin stilus, pole, post.
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