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English Dictionary: fashion by the DICT Development Group
3 results for fashion
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
    Synonym(s): manner, mode, style, way, fashion
  2. characteristic or habitual practice
  3. the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  4. consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
  1. make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
    Synonym(s): fashion, forge
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fashion \Fash"ion\, n. [OE. fasoun, facioun, shape, manner, F.
      facon, orig., a making, fr. L. factio a making, fr. facere to
      make. See {Fact}, {Feat}, and cf. {Faction}.]
      1. The make or form of anything; the style, shape,
            appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the
            fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar,
            etc.; workmanship; execution.
                     The fashion of his countenance was altered. --Luke
                                                                              ix. 29.
                     I do not like the fashion of your garments. --Shak.
      2. The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom
            or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior,
            etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual
            among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing,
            ride, etc., in the fashion.
                     The innocent diversions in fashion.   --Locke.
                     As now existing, fashion is a form of social
                     regulation analogous to constitutional government as
                     a form of political regulation.         --H. Spencer.
      3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position;
            good breeding; as, men of fashion.
      4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort;
            way. [bd]After his sour fashion.[b8] --Shak.
      {After a fashion}, to a certain extent; in a sort.
      {Fashion piece} (Naut.), one of the timbers which terminate
            the transom, and define the shape of the stern.
      {Fashion plate}, a pictorial design showing the prevailing
            style or a new style of dress.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fashion \Fash"ion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fashioned}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Fashioning}.] [Cf. F. faconner.]
      1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
                     Here the loud hammer fashions female toys. --Gay.
                     Ingenious art . . . Steps forth to fashion and
                     refine the age.                                 --Cowper.
      2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to.
                     Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and
                     conditions of the people.                  --Spenser.
      3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.
                     Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
      4. To forge or counterfeit. [Obs.] --Shak.
      {Fashioning needle} (Knitting Machine), a needle used for
            widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.
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