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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fashion  \Fash"ion\,  n.  [OE.  fasoun  facioun  shape,  manner,  F. 
  facon,  orig.,  a  making,  fr  L.  factio  a  making,  fr  facere  to 
  make  See  {Fact},  {Feat},  and  cf  {Faction}.] 
  1.  The  make  or  form  of  anything  the  style,  shape, 
  appearance,  or  mode  of  structure;  pattern,  model;  as  the 
  fashion  of  the  ark,  of  a  coat,  of  a  house,  of  an  altar, 
  etc.;  workmanship;  execution. 
 
  The  fashion  of  his  countenance  was  altered.  --Luke 
  ix  29. 
 
  I  do  not  like  the  fashion  of  your  garments.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  prevailing  mode  or  style,  especially  of  dress;  custom 
  or  conventional  usage  in  respect  of  dress,  behavior, 
  etiquette,  etc.;  particularly,  the  mode  or  style  usual 
  among  persons  of  good  breeding;  as  to  dress,  dance,  sing, 
  ride,  etc.,  in  the  fashion. 
 
  The  innocent  diversions  in  fashion.  --Locke. 
 
  As  now  existing,  fashion  is  a  form  of  social 
  regulation  analogous  to  constitutional  government  as 
  a  form  of  political  regulation.  --H.  Spencer. 
 
  3.  Polite,  fashionable,  or  genteel  life;  social  position; 
  good  breeding;  as  men  of  fashion. 
 
  4.  Mode  of  action  method  of  conduct;  manner;  custom;  sort; 
  way  ``After  his  sour  fashion.''  --Shak. 
 
  {After  a  fashion},  to  a  certain  extent;  in  a  sort. 
 
  {Fashion  piece}  (Naut.),  one  of  the  timbers  which  terminate 
  the  transom,  and  define  the  shape  of  the  stern. 
 
  {Fashion  plate},  a  pictorial  design  showing  the  prevailing 
  style  or  a  new  style  of  dress. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fashion  \Fash"ion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fashioned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Fashioning}.]  [Cf.  F.  faconner.] 
  1.  To  form  to  give  shape  or  figure  to  to  mold. 
 
  Here  the  loud  hammer  fashions  female  toys.  --Gay. 
 
  Ingenious  art  .  .  .  Steps  forth  to  fashion  and 
  refine  the  age.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  fit  to  adapt;  to  accommodate;  --  with  to 
 
  Laws  ought  to  be  fashioned  to  the  manners  and 
  conditions  of  the  people.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  make  according  to  the  rule  prescribed  by  custom. 
 
  Fashioned  plate  sells  for  more  than  its  weight. 
  --Locke. 
 
  4.  To  forge  or  counterfeit.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Fashioning  needle}  (Knitting  Machine),  a  needle  used  for 
  widening  or  narrowing  the  work  and  thus  shaping  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fashion 
  n  1:  a  manner  of  performance;  "a  manner  of  living";  "in  the 
  characteristic  New  York  style";  "a  way  of  life"  [syn:  {manner}, 
  {mode},  {style},  {way}] 
  2:  characteristic  or  habitual  practice 
  3:  the  latest  and  most  admired  style  in  clothes  and  cosmetics 
  and  behavior 
  v  :  make  out  of  components;  often  in  an  improvising  manner;  "She 
  made  a  tent  out  of  a  sheet  and  a  few  sticks"  [syn:  {forge}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FASHION,  n.  A  despot  whom  the  wise  ridicule  and  obey. 
 
  A  king  there  was  who  lost  an  eye 
  In  some  excess  of  passion; 
  And  straight  his  courtiers  all  did  try 
  To  follow  the  new  fashion. 
 
  Each  dropped  one  eyelid  when  before 
  The  throne  he  ventured,  thinking 
  'Twould  please  the  king.  That  monarch  swore 
  He'd  slay  them  all  for  winking. 
 
  What  should  they  do?  They  were  not  hot 
  To  hazard  such  disaster; 
  They  dared  not  close  an  eye  --  dared  not 
  See  better  than  their  master. 
 
  Seeing  them  lacrymose  and  glum, 
  A  leech  consoled  the  weepers: 
  He  spread  small  rags  with  liquid  gum 
  And  covered  half  their  peepers. 
 
  The  court  all  wore  the  stuff,  the  flame 
  Of  royal  anger  dying. 
  That's  how  court-plaster  got  its  name 
  Unless  I'm  greatly  lying. 
  Naramy  Oof 
 
 




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