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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance;
[syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]

2. a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fashion \Fash"ion\, n. [OE. fasoun, facioun, shape, manner, F. facon, orig., a making, fr. L. factio a making, fr. facere to make. See Fact, Feat, and cf. Faction.] [1913 Webster] 1. The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.; workmanship; execution. [1913 Webster] The fashion of his countenance was altered. --Luke ix. 29. [1913 Webster] I do not like the fashion of your garments. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion. [1913 Webster] The innocent diversions in fashion. --Locke. [1913 Webster] As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] 3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion. [1913 Webster] 4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way. "After his sour fashion." --Shak. [1913 Webster] After a fashion, to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of. Fashion piece (Naut.), one of the timbers which terminate the transom, and define the shape of the stern. Fashion plate, a pictorial design showing the prevailing style or a new style of dress. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fashion plate n 1: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse] 2: a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "fashion plate": Beau Brummel, arbiter of fashion, beau, blade, blood, boulevardier, clotheshorse, clubman, clubwoman, coxcomb, dandy, deb, debutante, dude, exquisite, fashionable, fine gentleman, fop, fribble, gallant, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, lady-killer, macaroni, man-about-town, masher, mondain, mondaine, puppy, socialite, spark, sport, subdeb, subdebutante, swell, swinger, taste-maker, tone-setter, trend-setter