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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fash·ion /ˈfæʃṇ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fash·ion n.
 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.”
 After a fashion, to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of.
 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)

 Fash·ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fashioned p. pr. & vb. n. Fashioning.]
 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.]
 Fashioning needle Knitting Machine, a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified
           manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic
           mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York
           style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
           [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 fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
          [syn: forge]