• WordNet 3.6
    • adj fashionable being or in accordance with current social fashions "fashionable clothing","the fashionable side of town","a fashionable cafe"
    • adj fashionable having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress "a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey","the stylish resort of Gstadd"
    • adj fashionable patronized by
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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
    • n Fashionable A person who conforms to the fashions; -- used chiefly in the plural.
    • Fashionable Conforming to the fashion or established mode; according with the prevailing form or style; as, a fashionable dress.
    • Fashionable Established or favored by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time; as, the fashionable philosophy; fashionable opinions.
    • Fashionable Genteel; well-bred; as, fashionable society. "Time is like a fashionable host
      That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand."
    • Fashionable Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; as, a fashionable man.
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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.
    • fashionable Capable of being shaped or fashioned.
    • fashionable Conforming to established fashion, custom, or prevailing practice: as, a fashionable dress or hat; fashionable opinions.
    • fashionable Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; genteel; polished: as, a fashionable man; fashionable society.
    • fashionable Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of people of fashion: as, fashionable waste.
    • fashionable Patronized, resorted to, or occupied by people of fashion: as, a fashionable tailor or hatter; a fashionable watering-place or neighborhood. Synonyms Stylish, customary, usual.
    • n fashionable A person of fashion: chiefly used in the plural: as, this establishment is patronized by the fashionables.
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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.
    • adj Fashionable made according to prevailing fashion: prevailing or in use at any period: observant of the fashion in dress or living: moving in high society: patronised by people of fashion
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  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    “You must be in fashion is the utterance of weak headed mortals.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.”
  • Herman Melville
    “In our own hearts, we mold the whole world's hereafters; and in our own hearts we fashion our own gods.”
  • Frank Dane
    “Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”


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.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fachon—L. faction-emfacĕre, to make.


In literature:

It is the height of the fashionable season.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Their talk was strong and crisp, after the fashion of the mining West.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
American women change their fashions twice a year or more.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
Then father married again; and, being rich, I suppose, wanted a fashionable wife.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
You may procure a handsome house in a fashionable quarter, well furnished, in London, for 300 pounds per annum.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
In his deliberate fashion he leant over the lamp chimney and blew the light out.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
She generally climbed over the fence when she saw old Red, who had an ominous fashion of brandishing her long horns.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Then he looked around in a queer sort of fashion, as if he was sure he had frightened everybody.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And the consent of the gods was asked in this fashion.
"Stories From Livy" by Alfred Church
Fashionable life is ebbing away from its neighbourhood.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
That they should always dress in conformity to the fashion of the country in which they resided.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Do we wish to see woman on Change, or man given up to fashion, and culinary duties?
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
He decided to face Marston, man fashion, and then go away.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
A fashion indeed it was; and like a fashion it passed away.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But somehow she managed to get herself dressed, after a fashion.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
He glanced at her in a slow, irresolute fashion.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
They are immensely the fashion.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
A tale is told of a fashionable lady residing at a fashionable watering-place, at which a fashionable preacher preached.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
It is like professing the fashionable religion, or belonging to an aristocratic shade of opinion in politics.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
There I notice that people proceed in much the same wasteful fashion.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell

In poetry:

Yet had a man,
A man of those whom Nature daily fashions,
Done you this service, he to you had seemed,
Had been an angel.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
My life and death belong to thee,
For I am thine, O God;
Thy hands have made and fashioned me,
'Tis thine to bear the load.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
What cares the unconventioned wood
For pass-words of the town?
The sound of fashion's shibboleth
The laughing waters drown.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
So my spirit swift with passion
Finds in every look a sign,
Catching in some wondrous fashion
Every mood that governs thine.
"Passion" by Archibald Lampman
Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yawning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
Such things will remain unseen.
"By The Fireside : The Builders" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The daisies grow so trig and tall,—
She always had a passion
For wearing frills around her neck
In just the daisies' fashion.
"Discontent" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Little Rock Fashion Week Selects Kelvin Haydon Fashion Label of Milwaukee 2012 Clothing Line of the Year.
Soon after, he launched his own women's fashion line and went on to be named the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Womenswear Designer of the Year twice, in 2002 and 2003.
With a plethora of fashion options at her fingertips and plenty of fashion designers eager to dress her, Zoe Saldana gets to wear pretty much whatever she wants whenever she wants.
Founder of Diesel clothing company Renzo Rosso gestures before his fashion show at Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 July 6, 2011 REUT.
Designers and fashion executives shared their thoughts about Fashion Week's final season at Bryant Park.
3231 Creatives, a creative incubator in Everett, invites the public to its Fashion Upcycling Reception, Party and Fashion Show on Thursday.
ArtPrize 2012's Fashion Force Challenge won by dynamic, new West Michigan fashion designer .
Fashionable Fitness Clothing Fashion Celebs Love Simdog Tops.
Alessandra Ambrosio Fashionable Fitness Clothing Fashion Celebs Love.
The fashion editors at GQ magazine have named Dierks Bentley, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Tim McGraw the most fashionable men at last week's.
The former fashion model, who could also hit three-pointers and dunk a basketball like a pro, aims to make Jesus Christ fashionable through his new book The Catwalk to Christ.
Actress Lisa Rinna 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.
Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Jill Zarin has evolved from reality star to fashion designer—As she leaves her role on the Bravo series she steps into a new one in fashion.
Hair & Fashion Evening Runway Show featuring trend release from 12 salon professionals and 3 local fashion designers it'not a battle.
An old-fashion ed picnic is a thing of the past, old-fashion ed , for sure.

In science:

We proceed in the same fashion assigning labels and updating the LL array.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
In this fashion we complete scanning the entire cluster.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Next, we go on to construct, in analogous fashion, the corresponding ob jects for wired random-cluster measures.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
The case of L = s[[t]] has been treated in a similar fashion in the proof of Proposition 5.5.
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
This shows that the kernel F (x, y ) = (xy )β (x + y )σ−1 behaves exactly in the same fashion as for F (x, y ) = (x + y )γ δ(x − y ).
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
This procedure guarantees that all the runs are aligned in a consistent fashion.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
In a similar fashion one can also write the signal corresponding to a particular basis element.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
In a similar fashion one can maximise the SNR by taking any two of the four generators given in the eq. (3.6) and by taking appropriate α(i) in the eq. (5.23).
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
This is because, as the lensing occurs, the CBs are — in a specific predicted fashion— slowing down from an initial superluminal speed v⊥ ∼ 500 c.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
In the similar fashion the second equation from (6) gives the value of the momentum of the reflected d hole as p2 = (µ − E )2 − m2 .
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
In other words, we need the argument of the sine function to take large values in a truncated exponential fashion.
A mechanism for randomness
We have determined the size of the largest cluster numerically and shown that αc (d) approaches αc (∞) = 1 found in random graphs in a power-law fashion.
Random Geometric Graphs
The other estimates follow in the same fashion as the first one. q.e.d.
On certain generalized Hardy's inequalities and applications
Since the renormalized couplings may become ferromagnetic, clusters start to grow in a random walk fashion as segments couple to neighboring segments as we lower the temperature.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
The orthogonal basis is constructed using a family of operators which act in a triangular fashion on the semistandard basis of the Weyl modules; intuitively, these operators belong to something like a Cartan subalgebra of S (Λ) — in fact, they are ‘lifts’ of the elements Lk to S (Λ).
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras