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English Dictionary: fashion by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fashion
n
  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
v
  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.
                                                                              --Locke.
  
      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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