(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
terms etymologically related to the noun "fashion"
(third-person singular simple present fashions, present participle fashioning, simple past and past participle fashioned)
- To make, build or construct.
- (dated) To make in a standard manner; to work.
- (dated) To fit, adapt, or accommodate to.
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.