The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior: out of fashion. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode: a swimsuit that is the latest fashion. The style characteristic of the social elite: a man of fashion. Manner or mode; way: Set the table in this fashion. A personal, often idiosyncratic manner: played the violin in his own curious fashion. Kind or variety; sort: people of all fashions. Shape or form; configuration. To give shape or form to; make: fashioned a table from a redwood burl. To train or influence into a particular state or character. To adapt, as to a purpose or an occasion; accommodate. Obsolete To contrive. after In some way or other, especially to a limited extent: She sings after a fashion.