- Fashion is defined as a popular way of dressing or speaking.
An example of fashion is a favored style on the fashion designers talent contest on the television show "Project Runway."
- The definition of fashion is to make or give form to.
An example of fashion is to create a paper airplane.
Models display the latest fashions.
- the make, form, or shape of a thing
- Now Rare kind; sort
- the way in which something is made or done; manner
- the current style or mode of dress, speech, conduct, etc.
- something, esp. a garment, in the current style
- fashionable people as a group: a man of fashion
Origin of fashionMiddle English fasoun ; from Old French faceon ; from Classical Latin factio, a making: see faction
- to make in a certain way; give a certain form to; shape; mold
- to fit; accommodate (to): music fashioned to our taste
- Obsolete to think up; contrive
after a fashionor in a fashion
- The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior: out of fashion.
- Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode: a swimsuit that is the latest fashion.
- a. Manner or mode; way: Set the table in this fashion. See Synonyms at method.b. A personal, often idiosyncratic manner: played the violin in his own curious fashion.
- Kind or variety; sort: people of all fashions.
- Shape or form; configuration: a garden triangular in fashion.
transitive verbfash·ioned, fash·ion·ing, fash·ions
- To give shape or form to; make: fashioned a table from a redwood burl.
- To train or influence into a particular state or character: The teacher fashions her students into fine singers.
- Archaic To adapt, as to a purpose or an occasion.
- Obsolete To contrive.
Origin of fashionMiddle English facioun, from Old French façon, appearance, manner, from Latin factiō, factiōn-, a making, from factus, past participle of facere, to make, do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural fashions)
- (countable) A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
- (uncountable) Popular trends.
- Check out the latest in fashion.
- (countable) A style or manner in which something is done.
- The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; workmanship; execution.
- the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.
- (dated) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.
- men of fashion
(third-person singular simple present fashions, present participle fashioning, simple past and past participle fashioned)
From Middle English facioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Old Northern French féchoun (compare Jèrriais faichon), variant of Old French faceon, fazon, façon (“fashion, form, make, outward appearance”), from Latin factiō (“a making”), from faciō (“do, make”); see fact. Compare faction, a doublet of fashion.