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1. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior: out of fashion.
2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode: a swimsuit that is the latest fashion.
a. Manner or mode; way: Set the table in this fashion. See Synonyms at method.
b. A personal, often idiosyncratic manner: played the violin in his own curious fashion.
4. Kind or variety; sort: people of all fashions.
5. Shape or form; configuration: a garden triangular in fashion.
tr.v. fash·ioned, fash·ion·ing, fash·ions
1. To give shape or form to; make: fashioned a table from a redwood burl.
2. To train or influence into a particular state or character: The teacher fashions her students into fine singers.
3. Archaic To adapt, as to a purpose or an occasion.
4. Obsolete To contrive.
after/in a fashion
In some way or other, especially to a limited extent: She sings after a fashion.

[Middle English facioun, from Old French façon, appearance, manner, from Latin factiō, factiōn-, a making, from factus, past participle of facere, to make, do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

fash′ion·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fashioned - planned and made or fashioned artistically; "beautifully fashioned dresses"
designed, intentional - done or made or performed with purpose and intent; " more than the deliberate and designed creation"- Havelock Ellis; "games designed for all ages"; "well-designed houses"
References in classic literature ?
Never were hands more exquisite than hers, and it was a joy to look at them when she threaded her needle or adjusted her gold thimble to her taper middle finger as she sewed away on the little night-drawers or fashioned a bodice or a bib.
There," exclaimed the scout, casting the last withe behind him, "you are once more master of your own limbs, though you seem not to use them with much greater judgment than that in which they were first fashioned.
Her riding hat is stuck full of parti-colored feathers; her robe, fashioned somewhat after that of the whites, is of red, green, and sometimes gray cloth, but always of the finest texture that can be procured.