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1fashion

noun fash·ion \ˈfa-shən\

: a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people

: the business of creating and selling clothes in new styles

fashions : clothes that are popular

Full Definition of FASHION

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>
b :  mode of action or operation <assembled in an orderly fashion>
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>
c :  social standing or prominence especially as signalized by dress or conduct <men and women of fashion>
after a fashion
:  in an approximate or rough way <became an artist after a fashion>

Examples of FASHION

  1. Jewelry and clothing fashions vary with the season.
  2. Short skirts have come back into fashion.
  3. Those ruffled blouses went out of fashion years ago.
  4. She always wears the latest fashions.
  5. Literary fashions have changed in recent years.
  6. We started the meeting in an orderly fashion.
  7. We all lined up in orderly fashion.

Origin of FASHION

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
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of FASHION

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>. style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste <a media baron used to traveling in style>. mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated <slim bodies are the mode at this resort>. vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion <short skirts are back in vogue>. fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion <last year's fad is over>. rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad <Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time> <crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted>.
synonyms see in addition method

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

2fashion

verb

: to form (something) into something else : to make (something) from something else

fash·ionedfash·ion·ing \ˈfash-niŋ, ˈfa-shən-iŋ\

Full Definition of FASHION

transitive verb
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>
2
:  fit, adapt
3
obsolete :  contrive
fash·ion·er \ˈfash-nər, ˈfa-shə-nər\ noun

Examples of FASHION

  1. Students fashioned the clay into small figures.
  2. She used the scraps of fabric to fashion a little doll's dress.
  3. a table fashioned out of an old door

First Known Use of FASHION

15th century

Rhymes with FASHION

FASHIONS Defined for Kids

1fashion

noun fash·ion \ˈfa-shən\

Definition of FASHION for Kids

1
:  the popular style of a thing at a certain time or among a certain group
2
:  manner 2, way <“This trial will be conducted in an orderly fashion.” — Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux>

Synonym Discussion of FASHION

fashion, style, and fad mean the way that up-to-date people do things. fashion is used of any custom (as a way of dressing or behaving) that is widely accepted at any one time or place. <It was once the fashion for everyone to wear hats.> style may suggest a fashion that is approved of by people with taste. <The house was decorated in the latest style.> fad is used for something that is very popular and often only for a short time. <Beach tennis may be just a fad.>

2fashion

verb
fash·ionedfash·ion·ing

Definition of FASHION for Kids

:  to give shape or form to <… getting a piece of wood, he fashioned it in a cross … — Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped>

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