- fascion (obsolete)
From Middle English facioun, from Anglo-Norman 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.
fashion (countable and uncountable, plural fashions)
- (countable) A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
- The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.
- (uncountable) Popular trends.
- Check out the latest in fashion.
- 1693, [John Locke], “§208”, in Some Thoughts Concerning Education, London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], →OCLC:
- the innocent diversions in fashion
- 1874-1896, Herbert Spencer, Principles of Sociology Part IV
- As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation.
- (countable) A style or manner in which something is done.
- 1918 September–November, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Land That Time Forgot”, in The Blue Book Magazine, Chicago, Ill.: Story-press Corp., →OCLC; republished as chapter V, in Hugo Gernsback, editor, Amazing Stories, volume 1, New York, N.Y.: Experimenter Publishing, 1927, →OCLC:
- When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
- 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport:
- It shell-shocked the home crowd, who quickly demanded a response, which came midway through the half and in emphatic fashion.
- c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene ii]:
- Ophelia: My lord, he hath importuned me with love in honourable fashion.
Lord Polonius: Ay, fashion you may call it; go to, go to.
- The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; workmanship; execution.
- the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Luke 9:29:
- The fashion of his countenance was altered.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene vi]:
- I do not like the fashion of your garments.
- (dated) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.
- men of fashion
- after a fashion
- doggy fashion
- fashion collection
- fashion contest
- fashion design
- fashion designer
- fashion doll
- fashion house
- fashion model
- fashion parade
- fashion piece
- fashion plate
- fashion police
- fashion sense
- fashion show
- fashion statement
- fashion tape
- fashion victim
- fashion week
- fast fashion
- high fashion
- in fashion
- like it's going out of fashion
- Lolita fashion
- lolita fashion
- out of fashion
- parrot fashion
- shipshape and Bristol fashion
- slave to fashion
- slow fashion
- so fashion
- ultra-fast fashion
- woman fashion
- Bislama: fasin
- → Bengali: ফ্যাশন (phêśon)
- → Burmese: ဖက်ရှင် (hpakhrang)
- → Hindi: फ़ैशन (faiśan)
- → Irish: faisean
- → Japanese: ファッション (fasshon)
- → Korean: 패션 (paesyeon)
- → Malay: fesyen
- Indonesian: fesyen
- → Portuguese: fashion
- → Scottish Gaelic: fasan (perhaps)
- → Sotho: feshene
- → Spanish: fashion
- → Thai: แฟชั่น (fɛɛ-chân)
- → Urdu: فیشن (faiśan)
- → Welsh: ffasiwn
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fashion (third-person singular simple present fashions, present participle fashioning, simple past and past participle fashioned)
- To make, build or construct, especially in a crude or improvised way.
- 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
- I have three gourds which I fill with water and take back to my cave against the long nights. I have fashioned a spear and a bow and arrow, that I may conserve my ammunition, which is running low.
- 2005, Plato, Lesley Brown, transl., Sophist, page 235b:
- […] a device fashioned by arguments against that kind of prey.
- 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
- (dated) To make in a standard manner; to work.
- 1691, [John Locke], Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest, and Raising the Value of Money. […], London: […] Awnsham and John Churchill, […], published 1692, →OCLC:
- Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
- (dated) To fit, adapt, or accommodate to.
- 1596 (date written; published 1633), Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande […], Dublin: […] Societie of Stationers, […], →OCLC; republished as A View of the State of Ireland […] (Ancient Irish Histories), Dublin: […] Society of Stationers, […] Hibernia Press, […] [b]y John Morrison, 1809, →OCLC:
- Laws ought to be fashioned unto the manners and conditions of the people.
- (obsolete) To forge or counterfeit.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene ii]:
- Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit; All with me's meet that I can fashion feet.
- “fashion”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “fashion”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
From English fashion. Doublet of 花臣.
- (Hong Kong Cantonese) fashion (trend)
Unadapted borrowing from English fashion. Doublet of facção and feição.
Unadapted borrowing from English fashion. Doublet of facción.
fashion m (plural fashions or fashion)
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