verb (used with object)
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What is a basic definition of fashion?
Fashion is a popular style or trend of something, especially clothing. Fashion is also the general conventions of politeness that society conforms to or an attitude or manner. Fashion can also mean to create something. Fashion has several other senses as a noun and a verb.
Fashion means a popular trend or a style, especially when it comes to clothing.
Real-life examples: Supermodels display the latest fashions of designer clothing on catwalks. Fashion magazines discuss the most popular clothing styles. We often look back with nostalgia (or embarrassment) of popular fashions of clothing, dance, and music of past decades.
Used in a sentence: The pop singer only wore clothes that were of the latest fashions.
More generally, fashion is used to refer to what society as a whole considers to be acceptable dress, manners, or etiquette. In this sense, something is often said to be “in fashion” or “out of fashion.” In both this and the previous sense, the word fashionable describes something or someone that conforms to popular fashions.
Real-life example: The word groovy was once a popular word to mean something was great or excellent. Today, groovy has largely fallen out of fashion. If you use it, you may be considered out of touch with popular slang.
Used in a sentence: Ripped jeans came back in fashion after the popular singer started wearing them.
Fashion is a manner or attitude. This sense is often written as “in a … fashion.”
Used in a sentence: The man walked through the mall in a sloth-like fashion.
Fashion also means to create or build something. This sense often implies that you put something together quickly or had to use whatever parts were available.
Used in a sentence: The stranded sailor fashioned a fishing rod out of a stick and twine.
Where does fashion come from?
The first records of the word fashion come from around 1300. It ultimately comes from the Latin factiōn-, meaning “a making, company, party.”
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What are some other forms related to fashion?
- fashionless (adjective)
- fashioner (noun)
- antifashion (noun, adjective)
- misfashion (noun)
- misfashioned (adjective)
What are some synonyms for fashion?
What are some words that share a root or word element with fashion?
What are some words that often get used in discussing fashion?
How is fashion used in real life?
Fashion is commonly used to refer to things that are popular or trendy, especially clothing.
60s/70s fashion is slowly coming back and i’m not mad about it 😌
— mia 🥀 (@mutualruinn) November 22, 2020
Do you remember when silk shirts were in fashion? What colour did you have?
— Louise Munsch (@themrsfong) January 6, 2012
My tweets sound really hyper right now, but I'm just sitting here drinking coffee in a zombie-like fashion. The magic of the internet!
— Lydia Marie Clavenna (@mrslydiamarie) February 11, 2014
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The word fashion refers to something that is unpopular or unacceptable to society.
How to use fashion in a sentence
The Heat and Celtics kept the overtime trend alive, with Miami winning Game 1 in dramatic fashion.Bam Adebayo Is Making Plays, Denver Is Making Us Look Bad, And The Lakers May Need To Make Some Adjustments|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
That indicates even Facebook understands it can’t remove these groups in a timely fashion.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The multi motivated platform will focus on fashion, music, art and more, as well as provide emerging designers the opportunity to grow and explore with innovators and highly acclaimed brands.Kerby Jean-Raymond Launch ‘Your Friends In New York’|Nandi Howard|September 11, 2020|Essence.com
With Clemens giving the brand a foundation of accessibility and anti-exclusivity, he is showing the fashion industry that you’re able to have a superpopular product and make it affordable.
As carpooling fell out of fashion, driving alone became the norm.
Her name was Courtney, and she was a fashion editor for magazines like Photoplay, Screenland, Silver Screen.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Good for her—but what a shameful indictment of Planet Fashion.
Both high fashion and the fast, commercial fashion of Target are supposed to be about aspiration.
When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat.
The fashion industry could never, would never, state its exclusion of black models overtly.
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
At last there appeared some probability of their accomplishing this, after a most curious and truly Mexican fashion.
In most club card-rooms smoking is not permitted, but at the Pandemonium it is the fashion to smoke everywhere.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In his childlike, impulsive fashion he had not thought of the future when he adopted Jean.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for fashion
- style in clothes, cosmetics, behaviour, etc, esp the latest or most admired style
- (as modifier)a fashion magazine
- manner of performance; mode; wayin a striking fashion
- (in combination)crab-fashion
- in some manner, but not very wellI mended it, after a fashion
- of a low order; of a sorthe is a poet, after a fashion
Derived forms of fashionfashioner, noun
Word Origin for fashion
Idioms and Phrases with fashion
see after a fashion; in fashion.