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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fash"ion
  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.]

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

verb Fash"ion
  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)

Etymology: Cf. F. faconner

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Characteristic or habitual practice
  2. Consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
  3. How something is done or how it happens ("in an abrasive fashion")
  4. The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  5. Make out of components (often in an improvising manner) ("She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks")

From Middle English facioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Old Northern French fechoun (compare Jersey Norman faichon), variant of Old French faceon, fazon, façon (“fashion, form, make, outward appearance”), from Latin factiō (“a making”), from faciō (“do, make”); see fact. Doublet of faction.

  1. (countable) A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
  2. (uncountable) Popular trends.
    Check out the latest in .
  3. (countable) A style or manner in which something is done.
  4. The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; workmanship; execution.
    the of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.
  5. (dated) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.
    men of

fashion was also found in the following language(s): Chinese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Fashion

Fashion Sakala is a sports team member for the Zanaco F.C.


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Fun Facts about the name Fashion

  • When was the first name Fashion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fashion is Wednesday, April 8th, 1891.
  • How unique is the name Fashion? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fashion. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fashion: Your name in reverse order is Noihsaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsaonif. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Fashion born Nov 21, 2014

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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