1. [syn: devising, fashioning, making]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fashion \Fash"ion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fashioned; p. pr. &
vb. n. Fashioning.] [Cf. F. faconner.]
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.
4. To forge or counterfeit. [Obs.] --Shak.
Fashioning needle (Knitting Machine), a needle used for
widening or narrowing the work and thus shaping it.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act that results in something coming to be; "the
devising of plans"; "the fashioning of pots and pans"; "the
making of measurements"; "it was already in the making"
[syn: devising, fashioning, making]