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Meaning of FASHION

Pronunciation:  'fashun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  characteristic or habitual practice
  2. [n]  a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life"
  3. [n]  the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  4. [v]  make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
 

FASHION is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: forge, manner, mode, style, way
 
 See Also: artistic style, craft, craze, cult, cult of personality, cut, fad, fit, form, furor, furore, haute couture, high fashion, high style, idiom, life style, lifestyle, life-style, line of least resistance, make, method, modus vivendi, path of least resistance, pattern, practice, property, rage, retro, setup, sew, signature, style, tailor, tailor-make, tie, touch, trend, vogue, wise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fash"ion\, n. [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; in a sort.
    
    {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.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Fash"ion\, v. t. [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.
    
    
 
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