Fashion

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fashion \Fash"ion\, noun [OE. fasoun, facioun, shape, manner, F. facon, orig., a making, fr. L. factio a making, fr. facere to make. See {Fact}, {Feat}, and cf. {Faction}.]

1. 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.

The fashion of his countenance was altered. --Luke ix. 29.

I do not like the fashion of your garments. --Shak.

2. The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion.

The innocent diversions in fashion. --Locke.

As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation. --H. Spencer.

3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion.

4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way. "After his sour fashion." --Shak.

{After a fashion}, to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of.

{Fashion piece} (Naut.), one of the timbers which terminate the transom, and define the shape of the stern.

{Fashion plate}, a pictorial design showing the prevailing style or a new style of dress.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fashion \Fash"ion\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fashioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fashioning}.] [Cf. F. faconner.]

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. [Obs.] --Shak.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fashion

noun

1: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion" [syn: {manner}, {mode}, {style}, {way}, {fashion}]

2: characteristic or habitual practice

3: the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

4: consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode

verb

1: make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks" [syn: {fashion}, {forge}]


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