Definitions for fashionˈfæʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fash•ionˈfæʃ ən(n.)

  1. a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.; mode:

    the latest fashion in boots.

  2. conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., esp. of polite society, or conformity to it:

    to be out of fashion.

  3. manner; way; mode:

    in a warlike fashion.

  4. the make or form of anything; shape; pattern.

  5. Archaic.kind; sort.

  6. (v.t.)to give a particular shape or form to; make; construct.

  7. to adjust; adapt; fit.

  8. Obs. to contrive; manage.

Idioms for fashion:

  1. after or in a fashion,to some minimal extent; in a rather poor way.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fashion:

1250–1300; ME facioun shape, manner < AF, OF faceon < L factiōnem. See faction1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. manner, mode, style, way, fashion(noun)

    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"

  2. fashion(noun)

    characteristic or habitual practice

  3. fashion(noun)

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

  4. fashion(verb)

    consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode

  5. fashion, forge(verb)

    make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

    "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fashion(noun)ˈfæʃ ən

    a style or behavior that is popular now

    this summer's fashions for women; It's the fashion for businesses to advertise how green they are.

  2. fashionˈfæʃ ən

    the industry that creates clothing, hairstyles, etc.

    the world of fashion; fashion designer/magazine/show

  3. fashionˈfæʃ ən

    the state of being popular now

    His ideas have come back into fashion.; Short hair went out of fashion for a while.


  1. fashion(Noun)

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

  2. fashion(Noun)

    A style, or manner, in which to do something.

  3. fashion(Noun)

    Popular trends.

    Check out the latest in fashion.

  4. fashion(Verb)

    To make, build or construct.

  5. Origin: From facioun, from faceon, fazon, façon, from factio, from facio; see fact. Compare faction, a doublet of fashion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fashion(noun)

    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. Fashion(noun)

    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

  3. Fashion(noun)

    polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion

  4. Fashion(noun)

    mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way

  5. Fashion(verb)

    to form; to give shape or figure to; to mold

  6. Fashion(verb)

    to fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to

  7. Fashion(verb)

    to make according to the rule prescribed by custom

  8. Fashion(verb)

    to forge or counterfeit


  1. Fashion

    Fashion is a general term for a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion refers to a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style with which a person dresses, as well as to prevailing styles in behaviour. Fashion also refers to the newest creations of textile designers. The more technical term, costume, has become so linked to the term "fashion" that the use of the former has been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while "fashion" means clothing more generally and the study of it. Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. fashion

    A barricade behind which men hide their nothingness.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fashion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2289

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fashion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2926

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fashion' in Nouns Frequency: #937

Translations for fashion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the style and design of clothes

Are you interested in fashion?; (also adjective) a fashion magazine.

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