Fashion
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}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

The fashion of his countenance was altered. --Luke ix. 29. [1913 Webster]

I do not like the fashion of your garments. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The innocent diversions in fashion. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion. [1913 Webster]

4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way. ``After his sour fashion.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{After a fashion}, to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of.

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • -fashion — UK [fæʃ(ə)n] US [ˈfæʃ(ə)n] suffix used with some nouns to make adverbs meaning ‘in the way that a particular person or thing might do something’ He climbs up walls spider fashion. Thesaurus: suffixeshyponym * * * comb. form in the manner of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fashion — ► NOUN 1) a popular trend, especially in dress. 2) the production and marketing of new styles of clothing and cosmetics. 3) a manner of doing something. ► VERB ▪ make into a particular form or article. ● after a fashion Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Here the loud hammer fashions female toys. Gay. [1913 Webster] Ingenious art . . . Steps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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