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Meaning of “fashion” in the English Dictionary

"fashion" in British English

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fashionnoun

uk   us   /ˈfæʃ.ən/
  • fashion noun (POPULAR STYLE)

A2 [C or U] a ​style that is ​popular at a ​particulartime, ​especially in ​clothes, ​hair, ​make-up, etc.: Long ​hair is back in fashion for men. Fur ​coats have gone out of fashion. a ​programme with ​features on ​sport and fashion She always ​wears the ​latest fashions.follow (a) fashion to do what is ​popular at the ​timelike it's going out of fashion informal If you use something like it's going out of fashion, you use ​largeamounts of it very ​quickly: Emma ​spendsmoney like it's going out of fashion.

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  • fashion noun (MANNER)

[S] a way of doing things: The ​rebelarmybehaved in a ​brutal fashion.after a fashion mainly UK If you can do something after a fashion, you can do it, but not well: I can ​cook, after a fashion.

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fashionverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfæʃ.ən/ formal
(Definition of fashion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fashion" in American English

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fashionnoun

 us   /ˈfæʃ·ən/
  • fashion noun (CUSTOM)

[U] a ​custom, ​look, or way of doing things that is ​consideredacceptable: Long ​skirts are back in fashion this ​season. Formal ​dinnerpartiesseem to be out of fashion.
  • fashion noun (CLOTHING)

[C/U] clothing that is ​consideredstylish: [U] She has a ​flair for fashion. [C] He ​playsgolf and ​dresses in the ​latest fashions.
  • fashion noun (MANNER)

[U] a way of doing things: The ​sale of the ​property has to be ​conducted in a ​systematic fashion.

fashionverb [T]

 us   /ˈfæʃ·ən/
  • fashion verb [T] (MAKE)

to ​create something, using the ​hands or the ​imagination: She fashioned an ​elaboratesculpture out of ​newspapers and ​glue.
(Definition of fashion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fashion" in Business English

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fashionnoun

uk   us   /ˈfæʃən/
[U] the ​business that involves ​producing and ​selling new ​styles, especially of clothes, shoes, hair, etc.: The film makes fun of ​majorfigures in the fashion ​industry. a fashion ​magazine The fashion ​retailer announced a ​drop in YTD ​profits of 57%.
[C or U] something that is popular at a particular ​time: The fashion foroutsourcing has ​led to a ​shortage of home-grown ​workers with good IT ​skills. Social ​networkingsites seem to be going out of fashion. Growing your own fruit and veg is now back in fashion.
(Definition of fashion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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