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Fashion dictionary of english

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2018

way of making or doing something: [ countable ] in a warlike fashion.

+ object ]

  1. to give a particular shape or form to;

construct: fashioned a necklace from paper clips. Idioms

  1. Idioms after or in a fashion, to some small extent;

    in a rather poor way: I spoke French after a fashion.

mode: in a warlike fashion.

  • the make or form of anything: He liked the fashion of the simple, sturdy furniture.
  • a kind;

    sort: All fashions of people make up the world.

  • [ Obs. ] workmanship.
  • [ Obs. ] act or process of making.
  • Idioms after or in a fashion, in some manner or other or to some extent;

    in a makeshift, unskillful, or unsatisfactory way: He's an artist after a fashion.

  • v.t.

    1. to give a particular shape or form to;

    make: The cavemen fashioned tools from stones.

  • to accommodate;

    adapt: doctrines fashioned to the varying hour.

  • [ Shipbuilding. ] to bend (a plate) without preheating.
  • [ Obs. ] to contrive;

    • Latin factiōn- (stem of factiō) a doing, company. See faction
    • Anglo-French faço(u)n, façun, Old French faceon
    • Middle English facioun shape, manner 1250–1300

    fad, rage, craze. Fashion, style, vogue imply popularity or widespread acceptance of manners, customs, dress, etc. Fashion is that which characterizes or distinguishes the habits, manners, dress, etc., of a period or group: the fashions of the 18th century. Style is sometimes the equivalent of fashion, but also denotes conformance to a prevalent standard: to be in style; a chair in the Queen Anne style. Vogue suggests the temporary popularity of certain fashions: this year's vogue in popular music.

  • 4. See corresponding entry in Unabridged shape, cut, pattern, figure.
  • 9. See corresponding entry in Unabridged frame, construct, mold.
  • 10. See corresponding entry in Unabridged suit, fit.
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