- 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.]
- 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.]
- Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion .
- Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way."After his sour fashion." [Shak.]
Etymology: 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