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 forth to fashion and refine the age. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to. [1913 Webster]

Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom. [1913 Webster]

Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. To forge or counterfeit. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Fashioning needle} (Knitting Machine), a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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