What does Fashion mean?

Definitions for Fashion
ˈfæʃ ənfash·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manner, mode, style, way, fashionnoun

    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. fashionnoun

    characteristic or habitual practice

  3. fashionnoun

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

  4. fashionverb

    consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode

  5. fashion, forgeverb

    make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

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


  1. fashionnoun

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

  2. fashionnoun

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

  3. fashionnoun

    Popular trends.

    Check out the latest in fashion.

  4. fashionverb

    To make, build or construct.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FASHIONnoun

    Etymology: façon, French; facies, Latin.

    They pretend themselves grieved at our solemnities in erecting churches, at their form and fashion, at the stateliness of them and costliness, and at the opinion which we have of them. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 17.

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

    Stand these poor people’s friend.
    —— I will,
    Or let me lose the fashion of a man. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    I’ll be at charges for a looking-glass,
    And entertain a score or two of taylors,
    To study fashions to adorn my body. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred; only, I do not like the fashion of your garments. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    For that I love your daughter
    In such a righteous fashion as I do,
    Perforce against all checks, rebukes, and manners,
    I must advance. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    Pluck Casca by the sleeve,
    And he will, after his sour fashion, tell you
    What hath proceeded. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    The commissioners either pulled down or defaced all images in churches; and that in such unseasonable and unseasoned fashion, as if it had been done in hostility against them. John Hayward.

    Here’s the note
    How much your chain weighs to the utmost carat,
    The fineness of the gold, the chargeful fashion. William Shakespeare.

    Zelmane again, with great admiration, begun to speak of him; asking whether it were the fashion or no, in Arcadia, that shepherds should perform such valorous enterprizes. Philip Sidney.

    Though the truth of this hath been universally acknowledged, yet because the fashion of the age is to call every thing into question, it will be requisite to satisfy mens reason about it. John Tillotson, Sermon 3.

    Why truly, wife, it was not easily reconciled to the common method; but then it was the fashion to do such things. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.

    Sorrow so royally in you appears,
    That I will deeply put the fashion on,
    And wear it in my heart. William Shakespeare.

    A young gentleman accommodates himself to the innocent diversions in fashion. John Locke.

    His panegyricks were bestowed only on such persons as he had familiarly known, and only at such times as others cease to praise, when out of power, or out of fashion. Alexander Pope.

    It is strange that men of fashion, and gentlemen, should so grosly belie their own knowledge. Walter Raleigh.

    Now, by this maiden blossom in my hand,
    I scorn thee, and thy fashion, peevish boy. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    His horse is possest with the glanders, infected with the fashions, and full of windgalls. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

  2. To Fashionverb

    Etymology: façonner, French, from the noun.

    He loves me well, and I have giv’n him reasons;
    Send him but hither, and I’ll fashion him. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæsar.

    Did not he that made me in the womb, make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb? Job xxxi. 15.

    The graves of the rebellious generations were already fashioned in the clouds, which soon after should swallow up all living creatures. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    The rib he form’d, and fashion’d with his hands:
    Under his forming hands a creature grew,
    Man like, but different sex. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.

    Inability will every one find in himself, who shall go about to fashion in his understanding any simple idea, not received by his senses from external objects, or by reflection from the operations of his mind about them. John Locke.

    How could this noble fabrick be design’d,
    And fashion’d, by a maker brute and blind?
    Could it of art such miracles invent?
    And raise a beauteous world of such extent? Richard Blackmore, Creat.

    A different toil another forge employs,
    Here the loud hammer fashions female toys;
    Each trinket that adorns the modern dame,
    First to these little artists ow’d its frame. John Gay, Fan.

    Laws ought to be fashioned unto the manners and conditions of the people to whom they are meant, and not to be imposed upon them according to the simple rule of right. Edmund Spenser.

    Ne do, I doubt, but that ye well can fashion
    Yourselves thereto, according to occasion. Hubb. Tale.

    Nature, as it grows again tow’rds earth,
    Is fashion’d for the journey, dull and heavy. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    This cardinal,
    Though from an humble stock undoubtedly,
    Was fashion’d to much honour from his cradle. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.

    It better fits my blood to be disdained of all, than to fashion a carriage to rob love from any. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.

    The value of the labour employed about one parcel of silver more than another, makes a difference in their price; and thus fashioned plate sells for more than its weight. John Locke.


  1. Fashion

    Fashion is a form of self-expression, at a particular period and place and in a specific context, of clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and body posture. The current fashion style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste. In its everyday use, the term implies a look defined by the fashion industry as that which is trending. Everything that is considered fashion is available and popular by the fashion system (industry and media). In reaction to the increased mass-production of commodities clothing at lower prices and global reach, sustainability has become an urgent issue among politicians, brands, and consumers.


  1. fashion

    Fashion can be generally defined as a popular style or trend, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, and grooming, that is embraced and followed by a large number of individuals within a particular culture or society during a specific period of time. It encompasses various elements such as clothing choices, aesthetics, personal expression, and cultural influences, and is often subject to constant change and evolution. Fashion serves as a means of self-expression, communication, social identification, and can reflect societal values, attitudes, and trends.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fashionnoun

    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. Fashionnoun

    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. Fashionnoun

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

  4. Fashionnoun

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

  5. Fashionverb

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

  6. Fashionverb

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

  7. Fashionverb

    to make according to the rule prescribed by custom

  8. Fashionverb

    to forge or counterfeit

  9. Etymology: [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. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fashion

    fash′un, n. the make or cut of a thing: form or pattern: prevailing mode or shape of dress: a prevailing custom: manner: genteel society: appearance.—v.t. to make: to mould according to a pattern: to suit or adapt.—adj. Fash′ionable, made according to prevailing fashion: prevailing or in use at any period: observant of the fashion in dress or living: moving in high society: patronised by people of fashion.—n. a person of fashion.—n. Fash′ionableness.—adv. Fash′ionably.—ns. Fash′ioner; Fash′ionist.—adjs. Fash′ionmongering, Fash′ionmonging (Shak.), behaving like a fop.—After, or In, a fashion, in a way: to a certain extent; In the fashion, in accordance with the prevailing style of dress, &c.—opp. to Out of fashion. [O. Fr. fachon—L. faction-emfacĕre, to make.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. fashion

    A barricade behind which men hide their nothingness.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fashion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fashion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Fashion in a Sentence

  1. Steve Forbes:

    The elections were conducted in an exemplary fashion.

  2. Donald Trump:

    He has the news conference all the time when he’s eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion, i’m always telling my young son, Barron, always with my kids, all of them, I’d say ‘children, small little bites.’.

  3. Delta CEO Ed Bastian:

    The new Delta uniform collection offers unity between all workgroups like never before. We are one proud Delta team and it really shows, zac is bringing fashion and glamour back to the airlines. It’s a sophisticated look, it’s elegant, it’s much more international in orientation. Our aspirations are to be a top global carrier, not just a top U.S. carrier.

  4. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    I think the gaveling was premature, but I think the Speaker is rightfully serious about expeditiously dealing with the votes in a timely fashion.

  5. President Trump:

    The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we're doing. And we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion.

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