fashion vs forge what difference

what is difference between fashion and forge

English

Alternative forms

  • fascion (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English facioun, from Anglo-Norman fechoun (compare Jersey Norman faichon), variant of Old French faceon, fazon, façon (fashion, form, make, outward appearance), from Latin factiō (a making), from faciō (do, make); see fact. Doublet of faction.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæʃən/
  • Rhymes: -æʃən

Noun

fashion (countable and uncountable, plural fashions)

  1. (countable) A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
  2. (uncountable) Popular trends.
    • the innocent diversions in fashion
    • 1879, Herbert Spencer, Principles of Sociology Part IV
      As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation.
  3. (countable) A style or manner in which something is done.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
      When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
  4. The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; workmanship; execution.
    • The fashion of his countenance was altered.
  5. (dated) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • Bislama: fasin
  • Bengali: ফ্যাশন (pphaśôn)
  • Burmese: ဖက်ရှင် (hpakhrang)
  • Hindi: फ़ैशन (faiśan)
  • Irish: faisean
  • Japanese: ファッション (fasshon)
  • Korean: 패션 (paesyeon)
  • Malay: fesyen
    • Indonesian: fesyen
  • Portuguese: fashion
  • Scottish Gaelic: fasan (perhaps)
  • Sotho: feshene
  • Spanish: fashion
  • Thai: แฟชั่น (fɛɛ-chân)
  • Urdu: فیشن(faiśan)
  • Welsh: ffasiwn

Translations

Verb

fashion (third-person singular simple present fashions, present participle fashioning, simple past and past participle fashioned)

  1. To make, build or construct, especially in a crude or improvised way.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
      I have three gourds which I fill with water and take back to my cave against the long nights. I have fashioned a spear and a bow and arrow, that I may conserve my ammunition, which is running low.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist, translation by Lesley Brown, 235b:
      [] a device fashioned by arguments against that kind of prey.
  2. (dated) To make in a standard manner; to work.
    • Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
  3. (dated) To fit, adapt, or accommodate to.
    • Laws ought to be fashioned unto the manners and conditions of the people.
  4. (obsolete) To forge or counterfeit.

Derived terms

  • disfashion
  • misfashion
  • newfashion
  • refashion
  • fashioning needle
  • unfashioned

Translations

Further reading

  • fashion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • fashion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English fashion. Doublet of facção and feição.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛ.ʃõ/

Adjective

fashion (invariable, comparable)

  1. (slang) fashionable, trendy

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English fashion. Doublet of facción.

Adjective

fashion (invariable)

  1. fashionable, trendy

Derived terms

Noun

fashion m (plural fashions or fashion)

  1. fashion


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːd͡ʒ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹd͡ʒ/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹd͡ʒ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəd͡ʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)dʒ

Etymology 1

From Middle English forge, from Old French forge, early Old French faverge, from Latin fabrica (workshop), from faber (workman in hard materials, smith) (genitive fabri). Cognate with Franco-Provençal favèrge.

Noun

forge (plural forges)

  1. Furnace or hearth where metals are heated prior to hammering them into shape.
  2. Workshop in which metals are shaped by heating and hammering them.
  3. The act of beating or working iron or steel.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English forgen, from Anglo-Norman forger and Old French forgier, from Latin fabrico (to frame, construct, build).

Verb

forge (third-person singular simple present forges, present participle forging, simple past and past participle forged)

  1. (metallurgy) To shape a metal by heating and hammering.
    • On Mars’s armor forged for proof eterne
  2. To form or create with concerted effort.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Geraint and Enid
      [] do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.
  3. To create a forgery of; to make a counterfeit item of; to copy or imitate unlawfully.
  4. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate.
    • 1663, Samuel Butler, Hudibras
      That paltry story is untrue, / And forged to cheat such gulls as you.
Derived terms
  • forgery
Translations

Etymology 3

Make way, move ahead, most likely an alteration of force, but perhaps from forge (n.), via notion of steady hammering at something. Originally nautical, in reference to vessels.

Verb

forge (third-person singular simple present forges, present participle forging, simple past and past participle forged)

  1. (often as forge ahead) To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty.
    The party of explorers forged through the thick underbrush.
    We decided to forge ahead with our plans even though our biggest underwriter backed out.
    • 1849, Thomas De Quincey, Dream-Fugue (published in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine)
      And off she [a ship] forged without a shock.
  2. (sometimes as forge ahead) To advance, move or act with an abrupt increase in speed or energy.
    With seconds left in the race, the runner forged into first place.
Translations

See also

  • fabricate
  • make up
  • blacksmith

Anagrams

  • go-fer, gofer

French

Etymology

From Old French forge, from earlier faverge, inherited from Latin fābrica. Doublet of fabrique, which was borrowed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔʁʒ/

Noun

forge f (plural forges)

  1. forge (workshop)
  2. forge (furnace)

Descendants

  • Catalan: forja
  • Franco-Provençal: fôrge
  • Galician: forxa
  • Italian: forgia
  • Portuguese: forja
  • Romanian: forjă
  • Spanish: forja

Verb

forge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of forger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of forger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of forger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of forger
  5. second-person singular imperative of forger

Further reading

  • “forge” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French forge, from earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica.

Alternative forms

  • fforge

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔrdʒ(ə)/, /ˈfɔːrdʒ(ə)/

Noun

forge

  1. forge (workshop)
Descendants
  • English: forge
  • Scots: forge
References
  • “fō̆rǧe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Verb

forge

  1. Alternative form of forgen

Old French

Etymology

From older faverge, from Latin fābrica.

Noun

forge f (oblique plural forges, nominative singular forge, nominative plural forges)

  1. forge (workshop)

Descendants

  • French: forge
    • Catalan: forja
    • Franco-Provençal: fôrge
    • Galician: forxa
    • Italian: forgia
    • Portuguese: forja
    • Romanian: forjă
    • Spanish: forja
  • Middle English: forge, fforge
    • English: forge
    • Scots: forge

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