Pronunciation: (fash'un), [key]
1. a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.: the latest fashion in dresses.
2. conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., esp. of polite society, or conformity to it: the dictates of fashion; to be out of fashion.
3. manner; way; mode: in a warlike fashion.
4. the make or form of anything: He liked the fashion of the simple, sturdy furniture.
5. a kind; sort: All fashions of people make up the world.
7. Obs.act or process of making.
8. after or in a fashion, in some manner or other or to some extent; in a makeshift, unskillful, or unsatisfactory way: He's an artist after a fashion.
1. to give a particular shape or form to; make: The cavemen fashioned tools from stones.
2. to accommodate; adjust; adapt: doctrines fashioned to the varying hour.
3. Shipbuilding.to bend (a plate) without preheating.
4. Obs.to contrive; manage.
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