What does fashion mean?

Definitions for fashion
ˈfæʃ ənfash·ion

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. fashion(Noun)

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

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

  2. fashion(Noun)

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

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

  3. fashion(Noun)

    Popular trends.

    Check out the latest in fashion.

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

  4. fashion(Verb)

    To make, build or construct.

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Fashion(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Fashion(noun)

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

    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.]

  5. Fashion(verb)

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

    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.]

  6. Fashion(verb)

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

    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.]

  7. Fashion(verb)

    to make according to the rule prescribed by custom

    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.]

  8. Fashion(verb)

    to forge or counterfeit

    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.]

Freebase

  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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How to say fashion in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. E. B. White:

    Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.

  2. Gilda Radner:

    I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.

  3. May Sarton:

    May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best -- out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters.

  4. J. B. Priestley:

    As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that-thank Heaven-nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.

  5. Donald Trump:

    America does not seek conflict, but if we are forced to defend ourselves we will fight and we will win in an overwhelming fashion.

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