Fashion

Definition of Fashion

Fash´ion
n.1.
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 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.
v. t.1.To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
[imp. & p. p. Fashioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fashioning.]
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.
Fashioning needle
(Knitting Machine) a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.

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