American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The prevailing fashion, practice, or style: Hoop skirts were once the vogue.
- n. Popular acceptance or favor; popularity: a party game no longer in vogue. See Synonyms at fashion.
- v. To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mode or fashion prevalent at any particular time; popular reception, repute, or estimation; common currency: now generally used in the phrase in vogue: as, a particular style of dress was then in. vogue; a writer who was in vogue fifty years ago; such opinions are now in vogue.
- n. General drift of ideas; rumor; report.
- n. the prevailing fashion or style
- n. popularity or a current craze
- n. A highly stylized modern dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s.
- v. intransitive To dance in the vogue dance style.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The way or fashion of people at any particular time; temporary mode, custom, or practice; popular reception for the time; -- used now generally in the phrase
- n. obsolete Influence; power; sway.
- n. a current state of general acceptance and use
- n. the popular taste at a given time
- (1565) From Middle French vogue ("wave, course of success"), from voguer ("to row, sway, set sail"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, probably from voguer, to sail, row, of Germanic origin; see wegh- in Indo-European roots. V., after the fashion magazine Vogue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Had frequent flyer points been in vogue from the beginning of his career, he would be able to take everyone in this room as his guest on the dream vacation of a lifetime.”
“· Ebooks and digital publishing discussions were not as in vogue as at BEA.”
“Vampires have had times of being in vogue before, but nothing like they are now.”
“Another way to true post-industrial decline, which is currently in vogue in certain circles, is to resort to the old isolationist notion of autarchy.”
“Of late, it's been very much in vogue to beat up on the young.”
“With BioShock, most of us had never read Ayn Rand before, but it was suddenly in vogue to pretend we had.”
“On the other hand, when funds are in vogue and investors are bullish, their shares often rise above the net asset value.”
“It's much more in vogue on Long Island, so I'm curious to hear from other winegrowers about its viability and challenges.”
“Has the world changed enough that these manual, tactile things are not in vogue so much?”
“It was in vogue for a while to declare that traditional advertising was dead.”
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