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

  • noun The prevailing fashion, practice, or style.
  • noun Popular acceptance or favor; popularity.
  • intransitive verb To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun General drift of ideas; rumor; report.

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

  • noun 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 in vogue.
  • noun obsolete Influence; power; sway.

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

  • noun the prevailing fashion or style
  • noun popularity or a current craze
  • noun A highly stylized modern dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s.
  • verb intransitive To dance in the vogue dance style.

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

  • noun a current state of general acceptance and use
  • noun the popular taste at a given time


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

[French renown, popularity, from voguer, to row, go forward on the water, be current, from Old French, to row, from Old Italian vogare, perhap of Greek origin and originally referring to the rocking motion of a boat; perhaps akin to Greek baukalān, to lull to sleep. V., after the fashion magazine Vogue.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

(1565) From Middle French vogue ("wave, course of success"), from voguer ("to row, sway, set sail").


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