Pronunciation: (fash'un),[key] —n. 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. 6. Obs.workmanship.
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.
—v.t. 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.