Definition for FASH'ION

FASH'ION, v.t. [fash'on; Fr. fa├žonner.]

  1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold. Here the loud hammer fashions female toys. Gay. Aaron fashioned the calf with a graving tool. Exod. xxxii. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, what makest thou? Is. xiv.
  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. [Not used.] Shak.

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