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[n] characteristic or habitual practice
[n] a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life"
[n] 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"


forge, manner, mode, style, way

Misc. Definitions

\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. 2
9. 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.
\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.

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