- 1A popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour: the latest Parisian fashionsMore example sentences
- And many of those designs are seeing a return to popularity, along with some of the clothing fashions of the day.
- New styles and fashions are created and popularised by it.
- I keep up with the latest trends and fashions, and while my style might not match that of my fellow students, I feel as though adults take me more seriously.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The production and marketing of new styles of clothing and cosmetics: [as modifier]: a fashion magazineMore example sentences
- My daughter is a published poet and artist and is studying fashion technology.
- Nevertheless, covering a war for a women's fashion magazine is surely as surreal as it gets, he acknowledges.
- We hope that this has been a lesson in smart reading of fashion magazines.
- 2A manner of doing something: the work is done in a rather casual fashionMore example sentences
- The chairman would like to thank all who attended and behaved in a mannerly fashion.
- I think that danger may lurk in the background, but it is likely to arise in an indirect fashion, rather than directly.
- Largely out of my experience with the Science Council I wanted it to be done in a systematic fashion.
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- 1Make into a particular form: the bottles were fashioned from green glassMore example sentences
- It is said that you can recognise the deft hands that fashioned a doll by looking for telltale signs and shapes on it.
- He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool.
- Back in the days when England was embroiled in the Hundred Years' War against France, a family of notables was fashioning its own chapel in the valley of the River Kent.
- 1.1 (fashion something into) Use materials to produce (something): the skins were fashioned into boots and shoesMore example sentences
- I am fashioning this material into a visually poetic tribute to his genius.
- To show this, they fashioned the material into threads and used them to stitch four incisions on two rats.
- Even old railway sleepers have been fashioned into new building material.
after a fashion
- To a certain extent but not perfectly: he could read after a fashionMore example sentences
- A few each year go off to college, after a fashion.
- He had become a traitor to his class - after a fashion.
- And I've constructed my photograph album, after a fashion.
after (or in) the fashion of
- In a manner similar to: she took servants for granted after the fashion of wealthy girlsMore example sentences
- The two of us hit the road back to my Uncle's and in the fashion of most of our journeys, we turn to song.
- At this point, it is clear that contamination must be censored, and the punishment comes in the fashion of another deviation: that of the gaze of the censor.
- She is an eccentric in the fashion of a good many English women who have taken to the East, i.e. a mixture of battiness and extreme practicality.
in (or out of) fashion
- Popular (or unpopular) and considered (or not considered) to be smart at the time in question: the Sixties look is back in fashion extreme designs go out of fashion as quickly as they come inMore example sentences
fashionable, in vogue, up to date, up to the minute, all the rage, bang up to date; smart, chic, elegant; French de rigueur, à la mode• informal trendy, with it, cool, in, the in thing, hot, big, hip, happening, now, sharp, groovy, mod, swingingNorth American kicking, tony, flyBritish • informal , • dated all the gounfashionable, out of style, no longer fashionable, old-fashioned, out of date, outdated, dated, outmoded, behind the times, last year's, superseded; unstylish, unpopular; French passé, démodé
- Baroque art, which fell out of fashion in the mid-1700s, was a particularly popular target.
- Politics, we keep being told, is out of fashion because nobody addresses the really tough questions that matter.
- Sherlock Holmes is a permanent fixture in popular culture, and he is particularly in fashion at the moment.
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- Mere hours before the final hurtling rush, he, that fashioner of consciousness, opening his eyes only occasionally to the continued swirl of computer cards and snowy flakes, spoke of Being and Becoming.
- In Wisdom of Solomon 7: 22, for example, Wisdom is spoken of as ‘the fashioner of all things'.
Middle English (in the sense 'make, shape, appearance', also 'a particular make or style'): from Old French façon, from Latin factio(n-), from facere 'do, make'.