Definitions of fashion

  1. make out of components ( often in an improvising manner); " She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
  2. characteristic or habitual practice
  3. a manner of performance; " a manner of living"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a way of life"
  4. the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  5. 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"
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion.
  9. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way.
  10. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
  11. To forge or counterfeit.
  12. The shape or form of anything; custom or usage, especially in dress; the following of the rules of good society; method; general practice.
  13. To mold, shape, or form.
  14. Fashioner.
  15. The make or cut of a thing; form or pattern; prevailing mode or shape of dress; a prevailing custom; manner; genteel society; ( New Test.) appearance.
  16. To make; to mould according to a pattern; to suit or adapt.
  17. Form; custom; prevailing style.
  18. To shape; adapt.
  19. To frame; mold; make; fit.
  20. The prevailing mode, as in dress.
  21. Manner; method; way.
  22. The make or shape of a thing; appearance; form.
  23. The make or form of anything; model; pattern; the cut or shape of an article of dress; the prevailing mode of dress; manner; mode; prevailing mode; genteel society.
  24. To form; to mould; to accommodate; to make according to the rule prescribed by custom.
  25. The make or form of anything; the prevailing mode or form of dress; the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; custom; general practice.
  26. To mould; to shape; to make; to form.

Usage examples for fashion

  1. I say these things not because they are not pretty obvious, but because, as a man of fashion and society, you have probably not attended to such matters. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  2. She followed the fashion of the moment in everything and everywhere, even to the theatre of the Bouffes Parisiens. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  3. Why should I believe what I hear, since it is the fashion to lie? – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  4. The Queen stood close by, a good deal agitated, anxiously asking questions, and throwing out her hands in her French fashion. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. And every hour had its fashion. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  6. His face was handsome in a strange foreign fashion. – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  7. " Fashion seems to be going the other way," said Herriot. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  8. What can light up the water in this fashion? – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. So there come a man with him back of good fashion. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. It don't come to me natural," said Eli in his simple fashion. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  11. She's making good with them, too, after a fashion all her own. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. " It will never do to take people by storm in that fashion," exclaimed Jack. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. No can do, no can do so- fashion. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  14. Such, I suppose, is Town Fashion. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  15. " That may be your fashion on a Sunday, but it is not mine," said Miss Cunningham. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  16. I know not when or in what fashion this may come about; how can I know? – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  17. She would not quarrel with Sophie after that fashion. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  18. In this fashion they were hurried back into the Pale, like escaped prisoners. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  19. Put it in your own fashion. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  20. Seeing the open door, Mr. Knight, for it was he, slipped into the great building in his quiet, rather cat- like fashion, but on its threshold saw, and stopped. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard