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Definition of "fashion" []

  • The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior: out of fashion. (noun)
  • Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode: a swimsuit that is the latest fashion. (noun)
  • The style characteristic of the social elite: a man of fashion. (noun)
  • Manner or mode; way: Set the table in this fashion. (noun)
  • A personal, often idiosyncratic manner: played the violin in his own curious fashion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fashion" in a sentence
  • "According to a recently opened exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," the muse lives on as the fashion model who inspires masses of women to dress in ways that capture the spirit of the age."
  • "Such in all times has been the rise and decline of fashion; and the absurd mimicry of the _citizens_, even of the lowest classes, to their very ruin, in straining to rival the _newest fashion_, has mortified and galled the courtier."
  • "With this in mind, Yeomans is ­teaming up with Bafta sponsors Lancôme and British red-carpet queen Kate Winslet to host a getting-to-know-each-other ­cocktail party for the fashion and film worlds on the first day of London ­fashion week, at which British ­designers such as Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic will get the chance to chat up nominees in the hope of ­dressing them for the red carpet."