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.

(Fash"ion*a*ble) a.

1. Conforming to the fashion or established mode; according with the prevailing form or style; as, a fashionable dress.

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 host
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. fast firm.]

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.

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.

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