Definition of Fashion

1. Verb. Make out of components (often in an improvising manner). "They fashion the cape "; "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

Exact synonyms: Forge
Generic synonyms: Make
Specialized synonyms: Tie, Craft, Sew, Tailor, Tailor-make
Derivative terms: Fashioning

2. Noun. How something is done or how it happens. "In an abrasive fashion"
Exact synonyms: Manner, Mode, Style, Way
Generic synonyms: Property
Specialized synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom, Drape, Fit, Form, Life Style, Life-style, Lifestyle, Modus Vivendi, Setup, Signature, Touch, Wise, Response
Derivative terms: Mannerly, Stylist, Stylize

3. Noun. Characteristic or habitual practice.
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice
Specialized synonyms: Line Of Least Resistance, Path Of Least Resistance

4. Noun. The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior.
Specialized synonyms: Cult Of Personality, Cut, Haute Couture, High Fashion, High Style, Craze, Cult, Fad, Furor, Furore, Rage, Retro
Generic synonyms: Style, Trend, Vogue
Examples of category: Cut, Tailor, Style, Come In, Go Out

5. Noun. Consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode.
Generic synonyms: Consumer Goods

Definition of Fashion

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.

Definition of Fashion

1. Noun. A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons. ¹

2. Noun. A style, or manner, in which to do something. ¹

3. Noun. Popular trends. ¹

4. Verb. To make, build or construct. ¹

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Definition of Fashion

1. to give a particular shape or form to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Fashion

1. 1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold. "Here the loud hammer fashions female toys." (Gay) "Ingenious art . . . Steps forth to fashion and refine the age." (Cowper) 2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; with to. "Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people." (Spenser) 3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom. "Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight." (Locke) 4. To forge or counterfeit. Fashioning needle, a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it. Origin: Cf. F. Faconner. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fashion

fashion (current term)
fashion arbiter
fashion business
fashion consultant
fashion contest
fashion designer
fashion designers
fashion house
fashion houses
fashion industry
fashion model
fashion models

Literary usage of Fashion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays, Scientific, Political, and Speculative by Herbert Spencer (1891)
"One gentleman on the platform divides his hair down the centre, instead of on one side ; another brushes it back off the forehead, in the fashion known as ..."

2. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare, William Aldis Wright (1894)
"Thou knowest that the fashion of a doublet, or a hat, or a cloak, ... Seest thou not, I say, what a deformed thief this fashion is ? how giddily a' turns ..."

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