1 a (1)
: the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time
- The spring fashions are now on display.
: a garment in such a style
- always wears the latest fashions
: a prevailing custom, usage, or style
- Literary fashions have changed in recent years.
: social standing or prominence especially as signalized by dress or conduct
: mode of action or operation
- assembled in an orderly fashion
- not even changing fashions in warfare have diminished the island's strategic importance
- —Franc Shor
: a distinctive or peculiar and often habitual manner or way
- he will, after his sour fashion, tell you
- —William Shakespeare
: the make or form of something
- A lamp in the fashion of a silver dove was hung from an almost invisible golden wire in the centre of the room.
- —Arthur Conan Doyle
after a fashion
: in an approximate or rough way
- became an artist after a fashion