fashion: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fash'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.: the latest fashion in dresses.
  2. conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., esp. of polite society, or conformity to it: the dictates of fashion; to be out of fashion.
  3. manner; way; mode: in a warlike fashion.
  4. the make or form of anything: He liked the fashion of the simple, sturdy furniture.
  5. a kind; sort: All fashions of people make up the world.
  6. workmanship.
  7. act or process of making.
  8. in some manner or other or to some extent; in a makeshift, unskillful, or unsatisfactory way: He's an artist after a fashion.
  1. to give a particular shape or form to; make: The cavemen fashioned tools from stones.
  2. to accommodate; adjust; adapt: doctrines fashioned to the varying hour.
  3. to bend (a plate) without preheating.
  4. to contrive; manage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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