fashion

fashion
1 noun
1 (singular, uncountable) the popular style of clothes, hair, behaviour etc at a particular time, that is likely to change : a/the fashion for: a fashion for alternative therapies | be the fashion: Eastern religions such as Buddhism used to be the fashion in the 60s. | be in fashion: Hats are in fashion again this year. | be out of fashion/go out of fashion (=not be popular): Maxi skirts went out of fashion years ago. | come into fashion: His ideas are coming back into fashion these days. | be all the fashion (=be very popular): Psychoanalysis now seems to be all the fashion. | fashion conscious (=always wanting to wear the newest fashions): Teenage girls are very fashion conscious.
2 (C) a style of clothes, hair etc that is popular at a particular time: men's fashions | This is a very popular fashion at the moment. | High heels are this year's fashion. | the latest fashion: They'll have all the latest fashions. | a fashion for doing sth/the fashion of doing sth: Camilla started the fashion of wearing odd socks.
3 (U) the business or study of making and selling clothes, shoes etc in new and changing styles: fashion magazines | the fashion industry: When I leave college I want to work in the fashion industry.
4 in a ... fashion in a particular way: Leave the building in an orderly fashion.
5 after a fashion if you do something after a fashion, you can do it, but not very well: “Can you speak Russian?” “After a fashion.”
6 after the fashion of in a style that is typical of a particular person: Her early work is very much after the fashion of Picasso and Braque.
7 like it's going out of fashion informal if you eat, drink, or use something like it's going out of fashion, you eat, drink, or use a lot of it: Danny's been spending money like it's going out of fashion.
8 fashion victim BrE informal someone who always wears or does what is fashionable, even if it does not look good on them
—see also: parrot fashion parrot 1 (2) 2 verb (T)
1 to shape or make something, using your hands or only a few tools : fashion sth from sth: He fashioned a box from a few old pieces of wood.
2 (usually passive) to influence and form someone's ideas and opinions: Our attitudes to politics are fashioned by the media.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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