1. Conforming to the fashion or established mode; according with the prevailing form or style; as, a fashionable
2. Established or favored by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time; as, the fashionable
philosophy; fashionable opinions.
3. Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; as,
a fashionable man.
4. Genteel; well-bred; as, fashionable society.
Time is like a fashionable hostShak.
That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand.
(Fash"ion*a*ble), n. A person who conforms to the fashions; used chiefly in the plural.
(Fash"ion*a*ble*ness), n. State of being fashionable.
(Fash"ion*a*bly), adv. In a fashionable manner.
(Fash"ioned) a. Having a certain style or fashion; as old-fashioned; new- fashioned.
(Fash"ion*er) n. One who fashions, forms, ar gives shape to anything. [R.]
The fashioner had accomplished his task, and the dresses were brought home.Sir W. Scott.
(Fash"ion*ist) n. An obsequious follower of the modes and fashions. [R.] Fuller.
(Fash"ion*less), a. Having no fashion.
(Fash"ion-mon`ger) n. One who studies the fashions; a fop; a dandy. Marston.
(Fash"ion-mon`ger*ing), a. Behaving like a fashion-monger. [R.] Shak.
(Fas"sa*ite) n. (Min.) A variety of pyroxene, from the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.
(Fast) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fasting.] [AS. fæstan; akin to D. vasten, OHG.
fasten, G. fasten, Icel. & Sw. fasta, Dan. faste, Goth. fastan to keep, observe, fast, and prob. to E.
1. To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked.Milton.
2. To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for
the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.
Thou didst fast and weep for the child.2 Sam. xii. 21. Fasting day, a fast day; a day of fasting.
(Fast), n. [OE. faste, fast; cf. AS. fæsten, OHG. fasta, G. faste. See Fast, v. i.]
1. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
Surfeit is the father of much fast.Shak.