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Fashion

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Fashion

1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold. Here the loud hammer fashions female toys. (Gay) Ingenious art . . . Steps forth to fashion and refine the age. (Cowper)

2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; with to. Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people. (Spenser)

3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom. Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight. (Locke)

4. To forge or counterfeit.

(Science: machinery) Fashioning needle, a needle used for widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.

Origin: cf. F. Faconner.