fashion

The word fashion has to do with customs and trends. Popular clothes are in fashion. And someone who keeps up with the latest styles is a follower of fashion.

The most common use of fashion is to describe the hippest, trendiest clothes and music — we say popular things are in fashion. But this word can also refer to a way something is done, as in "We train dogs in a certain fashion." To fashion something means to built it, as in "We fashioned a shelter out of rocks and mud." But that kind of fashioning probably isn't in fashion these days.

Definitions of fashion
  1. noun
    the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
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    cult of personality
    intense devotion to a particular person
    cut
    the style in which a garment is cut
    haute couture, high fashion, high style
    trend-setting fashions
    craze, cult, fad, furor, furore, rage
    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    retro
    a fashion reminiscent of the past
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    style, trend, vogue
    the popular taste at a given time
  2. noun
    consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
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    consumer goods
    goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
  3. noun
    how something is done or how it happens
    “in an abrasive fashion
    synonyms: manner, modality, mode, style, way
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    artistic style, idiom
    the style of a particular artist or school or movement
    drape
    the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
    fit
    the manner in which something fits
    form
    a particular mode in which something is manifested
    life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi
    a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
    setup
    the way something is organized or arranged
    signature, touch
    a distinguishing style
    wise
    a way of doing or being
    response
    the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
    baroque, baroqueness
    elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
    classical style
    the artistic style of ancient Greek art with its emphasis on proportion and harmony
    order
    (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
    rococo
    fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
    High Renaissance
    the artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content
    treatment
    a manner of dealing with something artistically
    fast lane
    a hectic and pressured lifestyle often characterized by recklessness or dissipation
    free living
    a lifestyle given to easy indulgence of the appetites
    vanity fair
    a vain and frivolous lifestyle especially in large cities
    common touch
    the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
    hang
    the way a garment hangs
    neoclassicism
    revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
    classicalism, classicism
    a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
    Romantic Movement, Romanticism
    a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
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    property
    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
  4. verb
    make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
    “She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks”
    synonyms: forge
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    tie
    make by tying pieces together
    craft
    make by hand and with much skill
    sew, tailor, tailor-make
    create (clothes) with cloth
    handcraft
    make something by hand
    run up
    make by sewing together quickly
    quilt
    create by stitching together
    filigree
    make filigree, as with a precious metal
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    make
    make by shaping or bringing together constituents
  5. noun
    characteristic or habitual practice
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    line of least resistance, path of least resistance
    the easiest way
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    pattern, practice
    a customary way of operation or behavior
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