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FASHION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fashion mean? 

FASHION (noun)
  The noun FASHION has 4 senses:

1. how something is done or how it happens
2. characteristic or habitual practice
3. the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
4. consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode

  Familiarity information: FASHION used as a noun is uncommon.


FASHION (verb)
  The verb FASHION has 1 sense:

1. make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

  Familiarity information: FASHION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FASHION (noun)


Sense 1fashion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

How something is done or how it happens

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fashion; manner; mode; way; style

Context examples:

her dignified manner / his rapid manner of talking / their nomadic mode of existence / in the characteristic New York style / a lonely way of life / in an abrasive fashion

Hypernyms ("fashion" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fashion"):

wise (a way of doing or being)

signature; touch (a distinguishing style)

setup (the way something is organized or arranged)

life style; life-style; lifestyle; modus vivendi (a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes)

form (a particular mode in which something is manifested)

fit (the manner in which something fits)

drape (the manner in which fabric hangs or falls)

artistic style; idiom (the style of a particular artist or school or movement)


Sense 2fashion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic or habitual practice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("fashion" is a kind of...):

pattern; practice (a customary way of operation or behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fashion"):

line of least resistance; path of least resistance (the easiest way)


Sense 3fashion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("fashion" is a kind of...):

style; trend; vogue (the popular taste at a given time)

Domain member category:

cut; tailor (style and tailor in a certain fashion)

style (make consistent with a certain fashion or style)

come in (come into fashion; become fashionable)

go out (go out of fashion; become unfashionable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fashion"):

retro (a fashion reminiscent of the past)

craze; cult; fad; furor; furore; rage (an interest followed with exaggerated zeal)

haute couture; high fashion; high style (trend-setting fashions)

cut (the style in which a garment is cut)

cult of personality (intense devotion to a particular person)


Sense 4fashion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("fashion" is a kind of...):

consumer goods (goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption)


FASHION (verb)


Sense 1fashion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

fashion; forge

Context example:

She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks

Hypernyms (to "fashion" is one way to...):

make (make by shaping or bringing together constituents)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fashion"):

tie (make by tying pieces together)

craft (make by hand and with much skill)

sew; tailor; tailor-make (create (clothes) with cloth)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They fashion the cape


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