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.

Primary Meanings of fashion

1.
n
the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
2.
n
how something is done or how it happens
3.
v
make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
4.
n
characteristic or habitual practice
Full Definitions of fashion
1

n 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
Type of:
style, trend, vogue
the popular taste at a given time

n consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode

Type of:
consumer goods
goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
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n 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
Type of:
property
a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
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v 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
Type of:
make
make by shaping or bringing together constituents
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n characteristic or habitual practice

Types:
line of least resistance, path of least resistance
the easiest way
Type of:
pattern, practice
a customary way of operation or behavior

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