fashion vs style what difference

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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

Etymology

The noun is derived from Middle English stile, stel, stele, stiel, stiele, stil, still, stille, styele, style, styill, styll, styyl (writing tool, stylus; piece of written work; characteristic mode of expression, particularly one regarded as high quality; demeanour, manner, way of life; person’s designation or title; stem of a plant; period of time), from Old French style, estile, stil, stile (modern French style), or from Medieval Latin stylus, both from Latin stilus (pointed instrument, pale, spike, stake; writing tool, stylus; act of setting down in writing, composition; characteristic mode of expression, style; stem of a plant), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teyg- (to be sharp; to pierce, prick, puncture, stab; to goad). Doublet of stylus.

The English word is cognate with Catalan estil (engraving tool, stylus; gnomon; manner of doing something, style; fashionable skill, grace), German Stiel (handle; stalk), Italian stilo (needle, stylus; fountain pen; beam; gnomon; part of pistil, style), Occitan estil, Portuguese estilo (writing tool, stylus; manner of doing something, style), Spanish estilo (writing tool, stylus; manner of doing something, style; fashionable skill, grace; part of pistil, style).

The verb is derived from the noun.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: stīl, IPA(key): /staɪl/
  • Homophone: stile
  • Rhymes: -aɪl

Noun

style (countable and uncountable, plural styles)

  1. Senses relating to a thin, pointed object.
    1. (historical) A sharp stick used for writing on clay tablets or other surfaces; a stylus; (by extension, obsolete) an instrument used to write with ink; a pen.
    2. A tool with a sharp point used in engraving; a burin, a graver, a stylet, a stylus.
    3. The gnomon or pin of a sundial, the shadow of which indicates the hour.
    4. (botany) The stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.
      Synonym: stylet
    5. (surgery) A kind of surgical instrument with a blunt point, used for exploration.
      Synonym: stylet
    6. (zoology) A small, thin, pointed body part.
      Synonym: stylet
      1. (entomology) A long, slender, bristle-like process near the anal region.
  2. (by extension from sense 1.1) A particular manner of expression in writing or speech, especially one regarded as good.
    1. A legal or traditional term or formula of words used to address or refer to a person, especially a monarch or a person holding a post or having a title.
  3. A particular manner of creating, doing, or presenting something, especially a work of architecture or art.
    1. A particular manner of acting or behaving; (specifically) one regarded as fashionable or skilful; flair, grace.
    2. A particular way in which one grooms, adorns, dresses, or carries oneself; (specifically) a way thought to be attractive or fashionable.
    3. (computing) A visual or other modification to text or other elements of a document, such as boldface or italics.
    4. (printing, publishing) A set of rules regarding the presentation of text (spelling, typography, the citation of references, etc.) and illustrations that is applied by a publisher to the works it produces.

Alternative forms

  • stile (obsolete)
  • stylee (music, slang)

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Japanese: スタイル
  • Korean: 스타일 (seutail)

Related terms

  • stylus

Translations

See also

  • substance

Verb

style (third-person singular simple present styles, present participle styling, simple past and past participle styled)

  1. (transitive) To design, fashion, make, or arrange in a certain way or form (style)
  2. (transitive, formal) To call or give a name or title to.
    Synonyms: designate, dub, name; see also Thesaurus:denominate
  3. (transitive, informal) To create for, or give to, someone a style, fashion, or image, particularly one which is regarded as attractive, tasteful, or trendy.
  4. (intransitive, US, informal) To act in a way which seeks to show that one possesses style.

Conjugation

Alternative forms

  • stile (obsolete)

Derived terms

Translations

References

Further reading

  • style (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • lyest, tyles

French

Alternative forms

  • stile (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle French stile, from Old French estile, borrowed from Latin stilus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stil/

Noun

style m (plural styles)

  1. style (manner of doing something)
  2. (botany) style (of a flower)
  3. fashion, trend, style
  4. (colloquial) style (personal comportment)
  5. flair
  6. (art) style; method characteristic of an artist; artistic manner or characteristic by which an artistic movement may be defined
  7. gnomon, style (needle of a sundial)
  8. (dated, historical) stylus, style (implement for writing on tablets)
  9. complement of jargon particular to a field; style (manner of writing specific to a field or discipline)
  10. sort, type; category of things

Synonyms

  • (manner of doing): façon, manière
  • (artistic characteristic): genre
  • (needle of a sundial): aiguille (d’un cadran), gnomon
  • (stylus): stylet
  • (category): espèce, genre, sorte, type

Derived terms

Further reading

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

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English stiġel.

Noun

style

  1. Alternative form of stile (stile)

Etymology 2

From Medieval Latin stylus.

Noun

style

  1. Alternative form of stile (style)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɨ.lɛ/

Noun

style

  1. plural of styl
  2. accusative plural of styl
  3. vocative plural of styl

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English style.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /is.ˈtaj.li/, /ˈstaj.li/, /iʃ.ˈtaj.li/

Adjective

style (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, slang) stylish

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