Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior.
  • noun Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode.
  • noun Manner or mode; way: synonym: method.
  • noun A personal, often idiosyncratic manner.
  • noun Kind or variety; sort.
  • noun Shape or form; configuration.
  • transitive verb To give shape or form to; make.
  • transitive verb To train or influence into a particular state or character.
  • transitive verb Archaic To adapt, as to a purpose or an occasion.
  • transitive verb Obsolete To contrive.
  • idiom (after/in) In some way or other, especially to a limited extent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as farcy: usually in the plural.
  • To form; give shape or figure to; mold: as, to fashion toys.
  • To fit; adapt; accommodate.
  • To frame; invent; contrive.
  • noun The make or form of anything; the state of anything with regard to its external appearance or constitution; shape: as, the fashion of the ark, or of the tabernacle.
  • noun Customary make or style in dress, ornament, furnishings, or anything subject to variations of taste or established usage; specifically, that mode or style of dress and personal adornment prevalent at any time in polished or genteel society: as, the latest fashions; what so changeable as fashion?
  • noun Manner; way; mode.
  • noun [In this sense used with a specific adjective or noun to form a phrase or a compound noun in adverbial construction: as, to ride man-fashion; to speak American fashion.]
  • noun Custom; prevailing practice.
  • noun Conformity to the ways of fashionable society; good breeding; gentility; good style.
  • noun Lady T. Lud, Sir Peter! would you have me be out of the fashion?
  • noun Fashionable people collectively: as, the beauty and fashion of the town were present.
  • noun Manner, Practice, etc. See custom.
  • noun Conventionality, style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
  • transitive verb To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to.
  • transitive verb To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.
  • transitive verb obsolete To forge or counterfeit.
  • transitive verb (Knitting Machine) a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.
  • noun The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; ; workmanship; execution.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.
  • noun Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way.
  • noun to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of.
  • noun (Naut.) one of the timbers which terminate the transom, and define the shape of the stern.
  • noun a pictorial design showing the prevailing style or a new style of dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
  • noun countable A style, or manner, in which to do something.
  • noun uncountable Popular trends.
  • verb To make, build or construct.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
  • noun how something is done or how it happens
  • noun the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  • noun consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English facioun, from Old French façon, appearance, manner, from Latin factiō, factiōn-, a making, from factus, past participle of facere, to make, do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English facioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Old Northern French féchoun (compare Jèrriais faichon), variant of Old French faceon, fazon, façon ("fashion, form, make, outward appearance"), from Latin factiō ("a making"), from faciō ("do, make"); see fact. Compare faction, a doublet of fashion.

Examples

  • According to a recently opened exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," the muse lives on as the fashion model who inspires masses of women to dress in ways that capture the spirit of the age.

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  • Such in all times has been the rise and decline of fashion; and the absurd mimicry of the _citizens_, even of the lowest classes, to their very ruin, in straining to rival the _newest fashion_, has mortified and galled the courtier.

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  • With this in mind, Yeomans is ­teaming up with Bafta sponsors Lancôme and British red-carpet queen Kate Winslet to host a getting-to-know-each-other ­cocktail party for the fashion and film worlds on the first day of London ­fashion week, at which British ­designers such as Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic will get the chance to chat up nominees in the hope of ­dressing them for the red carpet.

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  • With this in mind, Yeomans is ­teaming up with Bafta sponsors Lancôme and British red-carpet queen Kate Winslet to host a getting-to-know-each-other ­cocktail party for the fashion and film worlds on the first day of London ­fashion week, at which British ­designers such as Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic will get the chance to chat up nominees in the hope of ­dressing them for the red carpet.

    The Guardian World News

  • With this in mind, Yeomans is ­teaming up with Bafta sponsors Lancôme and British red-carpet queen Kate Winslet to host a getting-to-know-each-other ­cocktail party for the fashion and film worlds on the first day of London ­fashion week, at which British ­designers such as Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic will get the chance to chat up nominees in the hope of ­dressing them for the red carpet.

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