• WordNet 3.6
    • v fashion make out of components (often in an improvising manner) "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
    • n fashion characteristic or habitual practice
    • n fashion consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
    • n fashion 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"
    • n fashion the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An Old-fashioned Motor-car An Old-fashioned Motor-car
An Old-fashioned Bull-Fight An Old-fashioned Bull-Fight

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first fashion house to be set up was in 1858 by Charles Worth. He opened his store in Paris with the idea of having pre-made gowns presented on models to his customers
    • Fashion Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way. "After his sour fashion ."
    • Fashion Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion .
    • Fashion 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.""I do not like the fashion of your garments."
    • Fashion 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 .""As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation."
    • Fashion To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to. "Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people."
    • Fashion To forge or counterfeit.
    • Fashion To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold. "Here the loud hammer fashions female toys.""Ingenious art . . . Steps forth to fashion and refine the age."
    • Fashion To make according to the rule prescribed by custom. "Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before the first French cafe in the late 1700's, coffee was sold by street vendors in Europe, in the Arab fashion. The Arabs were the forerunners of the sidewalk espresso carts of today.
    • n fashion The make or form of anything; the state of anything with regard to its external appearance or constitution; shape: as, the fashion of the ark, or of the tabernacle.
    • n fashion Customary make or style in dress, ornament, furnishings, or anything subject to variations of taste or established usage; specifically, that mode or style of dress and personal adornment prevalent at any time in polished or genteel society: as, the latest fashions; what so changeable as fashion?
    • n fashion Manner; way; mode.
    • n fashion [In this sense used with a specific adjective or noun to form a phrase or a compound noun in adverbial construction: as, to ride man-fashion; to speak American fashion.]
    • n fashion Custom; prevailing practice.
    • n fashion Conformity to the ways of fashionable society; good breeding; gentility; good style.
    • n fashion Lady T. Lud, Sir Peter! would you have me be out of the fashion?
    • n fashion Fashionable people collectively: as, the beauty and fashion of the town were present.
    • n fashion Manner, Practice, etc. See custom.
    • n fashion Conventionality, style.
    • fashion To form; give shape or figure to; mold: as, to fashion toys.
    • fashion To fit; adapt; accommodate.
    • fashion To frame; invent; contrive.
    • n fashion Same as farcy: usually in the plural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the Renaissance, fashionable aristocratic Italian women shaved their hair several inches back from their natural hairlines.
    • n Fashion fash′un the make or cut of a thing: form or pattern: prevailing mode or shape of dress: a prevailing custom: manner: genteel society: appearance
    • v.t Fashion to make: to mould according to a pattern: to suit or adapt
    • n Fashion a person of fashion
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.”
  • Bettina Ballard
    Bettina Ballard
    “Fashions are born and they die too quickly for anyone to learn to love them.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.”
  • Coco Chanel
    “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”
  • Colley Cibber
    Colley Cibber
    “You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.”
  • Shalom Harlow
    Shalom Harlow
    “You don't learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.”


Parrot fashion - If you learn something parrot fashion, you learn it word for word. A parrot is a bird from South America that can talk.
Shipshape and Bristol fashion - If things are shipshape and Bristol fashion, they are in perfect working order.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

As for me, I scuttled up the lane in the most undignified fashion.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And then he proceeded to say it in a rather jumbled-up fashion, but very sincerely.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It was the oldest fashioned thing in the old-fashioned, old-furnitured house.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The second ledge was negotiated in the same fashion as the first.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Not rarely farmers received him in kindly fashion and gave him a meal.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
This woman wore her hair in no particular fashion.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Antonio, the Improvisatore, is made, in the novel, to love in the strangest fashion imaginable.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
At present he was smiling in a charming fashion.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
She was dressed in the extreme of fashion.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
In the fashion of beards, the clean or smooth-shaven face, the pointed beard, and the simple mustache are those generally in vogue.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
One of the commendable habits of the early settlers and old-fashioned folks was that of retiring and rising early.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Fashion often compels us to violate this principle, and dress in the most absurd, incongruous, unbecoming, and uncomfortable style.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Her main endeavor in this is to outvie her neighbors in the extravagance of fashion.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
They are in the fashion; too much in the fashion even to be conspicuously fashionable.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
He slipped off his coat and danced round in ungainly fashion.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
But this was the fashion of my first day with my governess.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
He daily pierces their hearts with needles after a bad old-fashioned mediaeval formula of witchcraft.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
We have had our little, old-fashioned house, our little old-fashioned ways.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
I have engaged to furnish C. with a fashionable novel.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat

In poetry:

Yea, and thou hear'st them?
So shall the hammers
Fashion not vainly
Verses of gold.
"England My Mother" by William Watson
The good, old-fashioned people--
The hale, hard-working people--
The kindly country people
'At Uncle used to know!
"The Good, Old-Fashioned People" by James Whitcomb Riley
Might lend me mercy, grace, and peace
In fashion womanly,
Although I knew her rarest smile
Would never shine on me;
"A Woman's Mood" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Such is giddy FASHION's son !
Oh ! wou'd their reign had ne'er begun !
And may it soon BE OVER!
"Male Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
And my glowing soul shall burn
With a love that knows no pall,
And my eye of worship turn
Upon him that fashioned all—
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
So, when these all were fashioned,
And ranged in rows about,
"Now," said the little Jesus,
"We'll let the birds fly out."
"A Jewish Legend" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

A mom walks the runway at Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio Lincoln Center on September 10, 2012 in New York City.
Joan Rivers explained New York Fashion Week, which took place earlier this month, to Buzzfeed Shift: Trying to make sense of New York Fashion Week is like trying to make sense of a party at.
Diane Von Furstenberg, the reigning president of the CFDA, is of course atop our list, as she oversees the fashion designers on the board of the American fashion industry's governing body.
Anna Wintour, arguably the most influential woman in fashion , leads the pack of this year's list of the 15 most fashionable women on the 2012 FORBES list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.
Yesterday was Fashion 's Night Out, when retail stores, fashion houses, fashion magazines, models and other beautiful people celebrated the kickoff of upcoming fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan.
New- fashioned punch in an old- fashioned bowl.
Fashion designer Donna Karan talks to the Post's Ned Martel about how both fashion and philanthropy tap into a feminine instinct to create, care and collaborate.
Fashion Floral Pants, Flannel, Black-on-Black-on-Black: '90s Fashion is Back.
Model, fashion business mogul and international television personality, Daisy Fuentes , announced today the launch of LUXHAIR WOW by Daisy Fuentes�, a full wardrobe of easy-to-use, accessible, fashionable hairstyles.
All-Access Fashion at Tysons Galleria : The Best Fashion Event This Weekend.
A model goes through makeup before a fashion show at last year's Fashion's Night Out on Broughton Street.
There are old-fashioned hydrangeas and there are new-fashioned hydrangeas, thanks to modern-day planting breeding.
The 28-year-old has been obsessing over Japanese fashion for years, admiring the clothing through fashion magazines and crafting outfits of her own.
Fashion Sugar High Fashion .
In addition to dressing Hollywood's hottest stars for the red carpet and staging Fashion Week's most talked-about runway shows, two fashion powerhouses have launched (and revamped) some of the chicest websites we've ever seen.

In science:

This can be interpreted in a geometric fashion in that one compares the energy difference of two states with their overlap in terms of the spin configuration (as for magnets).
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
However one can certainly construct them perturbatively in same fashion as in and .
A note on topological brane theories
And hence the density of states ρ′ inside the impurity is related to the scattering phase shift η in the following fashion .
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
Scents are propagated through the system in a distributed breadth-first fashion as follows.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Depending on whether and where EFSC is violated, GEN may just co-specify the semantics (the trivial case), or reconstruct the semantics in an EFSCcompatible fashion.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
S-duality invariant fashion through unitarity relations leading to unitary scattering; the tensor structure associated with the placement of the derivatives 2k in (2.1) is implied and not relevant for the analysis in this work although certainly so for a determination of the complete four-point scattering.
On the finiteness of N=8 quantum supergravity
In a similar fashion, Mushotzky & Loewenstein (1997) used their metallicity measurements in clusters to estimate the contribution of spheroidal galaxies to the SFR density (see Fig. 14).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Continuing this fashion, we obtain a sequence of homomorphisms hn : An → An+1 and set A = limn (An , hn).
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
Most types of distributions can be classified into three categories: 1◦ thin-tailed – for which all moments exist and whose density function decays exponentially in the tails; 2◦ fat-tailed – whose density function decays in a powerlaw fashion; 3◦ bounded – which have no tails.
A simple model of price formation
In this fashion, we can store the magnitudes of a↑ and a↓ for an indefinite time.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
This is the only candidate at present for a theory of fundamental physics which reconciles gravity and quantum field theory in a potentially realistic fashion.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This formalism gives a theory which is easy to quantize, and which can be used in a straightforward fashion to describe the spectra of the five superstring theories.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The terms can be ordered in an arbitrary fashion when considered as U (N ) matrices, and each ordering is associated with a different index α and overall coefficient.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
These multipole moments can also be derived from T-duality arguments in type IIA, as in Taylor and Van Raamsdonk (1999b) and Myers (1999), but the ordering information implied by the symmetrized trace cannot be determined in this fashion.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This algebra of functions can be “quantized” in the standard fashion to the algebra of operators generated by Q, P satisfying [Q, P ] = iǫ211/2π , where ǫ is a constant parameter.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory