fashion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English facioun, fasoun shape, manner, from Anglo-French façun, fauschoun, from Latin faction-, factio act of making, faction, from facere to make — more at do Date: 14th century 1. a. the make or form of something b. archaic kind, sort 2. a. a distinctive or peculiar and often habitual manner or way <
he will, after his sour fashion, tell you — Shakespeare
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b. mode of action or operation <
assembled in an orderly fashion
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3. a. a prevailing custom, usage, or style b. (1) the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time (2) a garment in such a style <
always wears the latest fashions
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c. social standing or prominence especially as signalized by dress or conduct <
men and women of fashion
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Synonyms: fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place <
the current fashion
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. style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste <
a media baron used to traveling in style
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. mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated <
slim bodies are the mode at this resort
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. vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion <
short skirts are back in vogue
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. fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion <
last year's fad is over
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. rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad <
Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time
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<
crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted
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. Synonym: see in addition method. II. transitive verb (fashioned; fashioning) Date: 15th century 1. a. to give shape or form to ; mold b. alter, transform c. to mold into a particular character by influencing or training d. to make or construct usually with the use of imagination and ingenuity <
fashion a lamp from an old churn
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2. fit, adapt 3. obsolete contrivefashioner noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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