verb (used with object)
Origin of fashion
Synonyms for fashion
Examples from the Web for well-fashioned
Historical Examples of well-fashioned
May your fellies be strong, the chariots, and their horses, may your reins be well-fashioned.Sacred Books of the East
He hath no more in Scotland that is the delight of His eyes, than that one little sister, whose breasts were once well-fashioned.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
He looked at his neat boots and well-fashioned grey trousers.Our Casualty And Other Stories
James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Not only was she fair and well-fashioned, but she was the best dancer, and also the best drest, in all those parts.Breton Legends
A well-affaited or affeted head, a well-fashioned or good-shaped head.The Master of Game
Second Duke of York, Edward
- 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
Word Origin for fashion
c.1300, "shape, manner, mode," from Old French façon (12c.) "face, appearance; construction, pattern, design; thing done; beauty; manner, characteristic feature," from Latin factionem (nominative factio) "group of people acting together," literally "a making or doing," from facere "to make" (see factitious).
Sense of "prevailing custom" is from late 15c.; that of "style of attire" is from 1520s.
To call a fashion wearable is the kiss of death. No new fashion worth its salt is wearable. [Eugenia Sheppard, "New York Herald Tribune," Jan. 13, 1960]
Fashion plate (1851) originally was "full-page picture in a popular magazine showing the prevailing or latest style of dress," in reference to the typographic "plate" from which it was printed. Transfered sense of "well-dressed person" had emerged by 1920s.
early 15c.; see fashion (n.). Related: Fashioned; fashioning.
see after a fashion; in fashion.