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Fashion definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FASH'ION, n. fash'on. [L. facio, facies.]
1. The make or form of any thing; the state of any thing with regard to its external appearance; shape; as the fashion of the ark, or of the tabernacle.
Or let me lose the fashion of a man.
The fashion of his countenance was altered. Luke 9.
2. Form; model to be imitated; pattern.
King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar. 2 Kings 16.
3. The form of a garment; the cut or shape of clothes; as the fashion of a coat or of a bonnet. Hence,
4. The prevailing mode of dress or ornament. We import fashions from England, as the English often import them from France. What so changeable as fashion!
5. Manner; sort; way; mode; applied to actions or behavior.
Pluck Casca by the sleeve,
And he will, after his sour fashion, tell you
What hath proceeded.
6. Custom; prevailing mode or practice. fashion is an inexorable tyrant, and most of the world its willing slaves.
It was the fashion of the age to call every thing in question.
Few enterprises are so hopeless as a contest with fashion.
7. Genteel life or good breeding; as men of fashion.
8. Any thing worn. [Not used.]
9. Genteel company.
10. Workmanship.
FASH'ION, v.t. fash'on.
1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
Here the loud hammer fashions female toys.
Aaron fashioned the calf with a graving tool. Exodus 32.
Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, what makes thou? Isaiah 14.
2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; with to.
Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people.
3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.
Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
4. To forge or counterfeit. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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" [syn: manner, mode, style, way, fashion]
2: characteristic or habitual practice
3: the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
4: consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode v
1: make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks" [syn: fashion, forge]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English facioun, fasoun shape, manner, from Anglo-French façun, fauschoun, from Latin faction-, factio act of making, faction, from facere to make — more at do Date: 14th century 1. a. the make or form of something b. archaic kind, sort 2. a. a distinctive or peculiar and often habitual manner or way <he will, after his sour fashion, tell you — Shakespeare> b. mode of action or operation <assembled in an orderly fashion> 3. a. a prevailing custom, usage, or style b. (1) the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time (2) a garment in such a style <always wears the latest fashions> c. social standing or prominence especially as signalized by dress or conduct <men and women of fashion> Synonyms: fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place <the current fashion>. style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste <a media baron used to traveling in style>. mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated <slim bodies are the mode at this resort>. vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion <short skirts are back in vogue>. fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion <last year's fad is over>. rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad <Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time> <crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted>. Synonym: see in addition method. II. transitive verb (fashioned; fashioning) Date: 15th century 1. a. to give shape or form to ; mold b. alter, transform c. to mold into a particular character by influencing or training d. to make or construct usually with the use of imagination and ingenuity <fashion a lamp from an old churn> 2. fit, adapt 3. obsolete contrivefashioner noun

Britannica Concise

Any mode of dressing or adornment that is popular during a particular time or in a particular place (i.e., the current style). It can change from one period to the next, from generation to generation. It serves as a reflection of social and economic status, a function that explains the popularity of many styles throughout costume history; in the W, courts have been a major source of fashion. See also dress.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 the current popular custom or style, esp. in dress or social conduct. 2 a manner or style of doing something (in a peculiar fashion). 3 (in comb.) in a specified manner (walk crab-fashion). 4 fashionable society (a woman of fashion). --v.tr. (often foll. by into) make into a particular or the required form. Phrases and idioms: after (or in) a fashion as well as is practicable, though not satisfactorily. in (or out of) fashion fashionable (or not fashionable) at the time in question. Derivatives: fashioner n. Etymology: ME f. AF fasun, OF façon, f. L factio -onis f. facere fact- do, make

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fashion Fash"ion, n. [OE. fasoun, facioun, shape, manner, F. facon, orig., a making, fr. L. factio a making, fr. facere to make. See Fact, Feat, and cf. Faction.] 1. 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. The fashion of his countenance was altered. --Luke ix. 29. I do not like the fashion of your garments. --Shak. 2. 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. The innocent diversions in fashion. --Locke. As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation. --H. Spencer. 3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion. 4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way. ``After his sour fashion.'' --Shak. After a fashion, to a certain extent; in a sort. Fashion piece (Naut.), one of the timbers which terminate the transom, and define the shape of the stern. Fashion plate, a pictorial design showing the prevailing style or a new style of dress.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fashion Fash"ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fashioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Fashioning.] [Cf. F. faconner.] 1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold. Here the loud hammer fashions female toys. --Gay. Ingenious art . . . Steps forth to fashion and refine the age. --Cowper. 2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to. Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people. --Spenser. 3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom. Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight. --Locke. 4. To forge or counterfeit. [Obs.] --Shak. Fashioning needle (Knitting Machine), a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fashions, fashioning, fashioned) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. Fashion is the area of activity that involves styles of clothing and appearance. There are 20 full-colour pages of fashion for men... The fashion world does not mind what the real world thinks. 2. A fashion is a style of clothing or a way of behaving that is popular at a particular time. Queen Mary started the fashion for blue and white china in England... He stayed at the top through all changes and fashions in pop music. N-COUNT: oft the N 3. If you do something in a particular fashion or after a particular fashion, you do it in that way. There is another drug called DHE that works in a similar fashion... It is happening in this fashion because of the obstinacy of one woman. = manner N-SING: with supp see also parrot-fashion 4. If you fashion an object or a work of art, you make it. (FORMAL) Stone Age settlers fashioned necklaces from sheep's teeth. VERB: V n 5. see also old-fashioned 6. If you say that something was done after a fashion, you mean that it was done, but not very well. She was educated–after a fashion–at home... He knew the way, after a fashion. PHRASE 7. If something is in fashion, it is popular and approved of at a particular time. If it is out of fashion, it is not popular or approved of. That sort of house is back in fashion... Marriage seems to be going out of fashion. PHRASE

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fash'-un (mishpaT; schema, the make, pattern, shape, manner or appearance of a thing (from Latin faction-em, "a making," through Old French fatson, fachon)): In the Old Testament the noun "fashion" represents 3 Hebrew words:

(1) MishpaT = literally, "judgment," hence, judicial sentence, right, custom, manner; usually translated "judgment" (very frequent), but also a few times "sentence," "cause," "charge," and more frequently "manner" (nearly 40 times in the King James Version). In 3 passages it is translated "fashion," in the sense of style, shape, make, in each case of a building or part of a building (Ex 26:30; 1Ki 6:38; Eze 42:11).

(2) Tekhunah = literally, "arrangement," "adjustment" (compare takhan, "to set right," "adjust," from kun, hekhin, "to set up," "establish"); Eze 43:11, "the form of the house, and the fashion thereof." A cognate word in the preceding verse is translated "pattern" (the Revised Version, margin "sum").

(3) Demuth = "resemblance" (from damah, "to be similar"), generally translated "likeness" in English Versions of the Bible, but "fashion" in 2Ki 16:10, where it means pattern or model. The verb "to fashion" stands for

(a) yatsar, "to form," "fashion" (Ps 33:15; 139:16 the King James Version; Isa 22:11 the King James Version; Isa 44:12; 45:9);

(b) `asah, "to work," "make," "form" (Job 10:8);

(c) kun, "to set up," "establish," "prepare" (Job 31:15; Ps 119:73; Eze 16:7);

(d) tsur, "to bind up together," "compress" (Ex 32:4, of Aaron fashioning the golden calf out of the golden rings).

In the New Testament, the noun represents 5 Greek words:

(1) Of these, the most interesting is schema, "figure," "shape," "fashion" (from schein, aorist of echein, "to have," compare Latin habitus, from habeo, "I have"). Schema denotes a transient, external semblance or fashion, and so it may be distinguished from its synonym morphe, which denotes the essential intrinsic form of a thing, expressing its real nature. (See Lightfoot, Detached Note on Php 2; Trench, New Testament Syn., 252 ff; Gifford, Incarnation, 22 ff. The distinction is rejected by Meyer, on Ro 12:2, and by others.) In the New Testament, the noun schema occurs but twice: 1Co 7:31, "The fashion of this world passeth away," where there seems to be an allusion to theatrical scenes, which are in their very nature transitory (compare 2 Macc 4:13); and Php 2:8, "being found in fashion as a man," i.e. having the outward figure and bearing of a man, such marks of human nature as strike the senses (contrast morphe Theou, "form of God," Php 2:6, and morphe doulou, "form of servant," 2:7, which describe Christ's real inner nature). The word schema is found in compound verbs in the following passages: Ro 12:2, "Be not fashioned (sunschematizesthe) according to this world: but be ye transformed (metamorphousthe) by the renewing of your mind" (so the Revised Version (British and American)), paraphrased by Sanday and Headlam, "Do not adopt the external and fleeting fashion of this world, but be ye transformed in your inmost nature" (Comm. in the place cited.); 2Co 11:13 f, metaschematizomai, the King James Version "transformed," better the Revised Version (British and American) "fashioned," the reference being to "the fictitious, illusory transformation whereby evil assumes the mask of good" (Lightfoot, Commentary on Phil, 131); 1Pe 1:14, "not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts," paraphrased by Lightfoot, "not falling in with the capricious guidance of the passions" (same place) . In Php 3:21, the adjective summorphos is translated "fashioned" in the King James Version, but better "conformed" as in Revised Version (British and American).

(2) Eioos, eidos, literally, "thing seen," "external appearance," "shape," is translated "fashion" in Lu 9:29, of the glorified appearance of the transfigured Christ.

(3) prosopon, literally, "face," hence, look, appearance, Jas 1:11, "The grace of the fashion of it perisheth."

(4) tupos, type, model, translated "fashion" in Ac 7:44 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "figure"), the Greek word being taken from the Septuagint of the quoted passage, Ex 25:40. The same phrase, kata ton tupon, in the parallel passage, Heb 8:5, is translated "according to the pattern."

(5) In one instance the phrase "on this fashion," "in this manner," represents the Greek adverb houtos, "thus" (Mr 2:12).

D. Miall Edwards

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Form, figure, shape, make, cut, cast, stamp, mould, pattern, model, appearance, conformation, configuration. 2. Way, manner, method, sort. 3. Custom (particularly as respects dress), mode, style, usage, conventionality, conventionalism, general practice. 4. Gentility, high life, formal breeding. 5. People of fashion, the beau monde, the elegant world, the gay world. II. v. a. 1. Form, shape, mould, make, give figure to. 2. Adapt, accommodate, fit, suit, adjust.

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