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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fashion \Fash"ion\, n. [OE. fasoun, facioun, shape, manner, F.
     facon, orig., a making, fr. L. factio a making, fr. facere to
     make. See Fact, Feat, and cf. Faction.]
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     1. The make or form of anything; the style, shape,
        appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the
        fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar,
        etc.; workmanship; execution.
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              The fashion of his countenance was altered. --Luke
                                                    ix. 29.
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              I do not like the fashion of your garments. --Shak.
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     2. The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom
        or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior,
        etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual
        among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing,
        ride, etc., in the fashion.
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              The innocent diversions in fashion.   --Locke.
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              As now existing, fashion is a form of social
              regulation analogous to constitutional government as
              a form of political regulation.       --H. Spencer.
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     3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position;
        good breeding; as, men of fashion.
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     4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort;
        way. "After his sour fashion." --Shak.
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     After a fashion, to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of.
     Fashion piece (Naut.), one of the timbers which terminate
        the transom, and define the shape of the stern.
     Fashion plate, a pictorial design showing the prevailing
        style or a new style of dress.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fashion \Fash"ion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fashioned; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Fashioning.] [Cf. F. faconner.]
     1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
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              Here the loud hammer fashions female toys. --Gay.
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              Ingenious art . . .
              Steps forth to fashion and refine the age. --Cowper.
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     2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to.
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              Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and
              conditions of the people.             --Spenser.
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     3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.
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              Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
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     4. To forge or counterfeit. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Fashioning needle (Knitting Machine), a needle used for
        widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: how something is done or how it happens; "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" [syn:
           manner, mode, style, way, fashion]
      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
      v 1: make out of components (often in an improvising manner);
           "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
           [syn: fashion, forge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  297 Moby Thesaurus words for "fashion":
     MO, Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, affectation,
     algorithm, anatomy, angle, apparel, approach, archetype,
     architectonics, architecture, arrangement, array, art form, aspect,
     assemble, attack, attire, attitude, bedizenment, block out,
     bon ton, build, building, carve, cast, chic, chisel, clothes,
     clothing, command of language, complexion, compose, composition,
     compound, concoct, configuration, conformation, conformity,
     constitution, construct, construction, consuetude, contrive,
     convention, costume, course, craze, create, creation, cry, custom,
     cut, design, devise, drapery, dress, dressing, drift, duds, effect,
     efform, eidolon, elaborate, erect, established way, etiquette,
     evolve, exaggeration, expression of ideas, extrude, fabric,
     fabricate, fabrication, facet, fad, fashionable, fashioning,
     fatigues, feathers, feature, feeling for words, fig, figuration,
     figure, fix, folkway, forge, forging, form, form of speech,
     formalize, format, formation, formulate, found, frame,
     fudge together, furore, garb, garments, gear, genre, gestalt,
     get up, getup, grace of expression, grandiloquence, guise,
     habiliment, habit, hew, image, imago, impression, in fashion,
     indite, inflation, inner form, investiture, investment, knead,
     knock out, lay out, layout, lick into shape, light, likeness, line,
     line of action, lineaments, linen, lines, literary style, look,
     make, make up, makeup, making, mania, manner, manner of speaking,
     manner of working, mannerism, manners, manufacture, matrix, mature,
     means, method, methodology, mint, modality, mode,
     mode of expression, mode of operation, mode of procedure, model,
     modus, modus operandi, mold, molding, mores, mould, observance,
     order, organic structure, organism, organization, patch together,
     pattern, patterning, peculiarity, personal style, phase, phasis,
     physique, piece together, plan, plot, practice, praxis,
     prefabricate, prepare, prescription, procedure, proceeding,
     process, produce, production, proper thing, prototype,
     put together, put up, rage, rags, raiment, raise, rear, reference,
     regard, respect, rhetoric, ritual, robes, rough out, roughcast,
     roughhew, routine, run up, sculpt, sculpture, seeming, semblance,
     sense of language, set, set up, setup, shape, shaping, side,
     significant form, simulacrum, slant, social convention, sportswear,
     stamp, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, strain,
     structure, structuring, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics,
     system, tack, tailor, taste, technique, tectonics, tendency, tenor,
     texture, the drill, the grand style, the how, the in thing,
     the last word, the latest thing, the plain style, the rage,
     the sublime, the way of, thermoform, thing, threads,
     time-honored practice, tissue, togs, toilette, ton, tone,
     total effect, tradition, trend, trick, trim, turn, turn out, twig,
     twist, type, usage, use, vein, vestment, vesture, view, viewpoint,
     vogue, warp and woof, way, wear, wearing apparel, weave, web,
     what is done, whomp up, wise, wont, wonting, work, write

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  FASHION, n.  A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.
      A king there was who lost an eye
          In some excess of passion;
      And straight his courtiers all did try
          To follow the new fashion.
      Each dropped one eyelid when before
          The throne he ventured, thinking
      'Twould please the king.  That monarch swore
          He'd slay them all for winking.
      What should they do?  They were not hot
          To hazard such disaster;
      They dared not close an eye -- dared not
          See better than their master.
      Seeing them lacrymose and glum,
          A leech consoled the weepers:
      He spread small rags with liquid gum
          And covered half their peepers.
      The court all wore the stuff, the flame
          Of royal anger dying.
      That's how court-plaster got its name
          Unless I'm greatly lying.
                                                              Naramy Oof

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