fashion vs way what difference

what is difference between fashion and way

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, General American) enPR: , IPA(key): /weɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophones: weigh, wey, whey (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Etymology 1

From Middle English way, wey, from Old English weġ (way; path), from Proto-West Germanic *weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Doublet of voe.

Alternative forms

  • waye, waie (both obsolete)

Noun

way (plural ways)

  1. (heading) To do with a place or places.
    1. A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.
      • the season and ways very improper for his Majesty’s forces to march so great a distance
      • “It’s a long way to Tipperary, / it’s a long way to go.” [It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, a marching and music hall song by Jack Judge and Henry “Harry” James Williams, popularized especially by British troops in World War One]
      • “Do you know the way to San Jose?” [song title and lyrics, Bacharach and David]
    2. A means to enter or leave a place.
    3. A roughly-defined geographical area.
  2. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.
  3. A state or condition
    When I returned home, I found my house and belongings in a most terrible way.
  4. (heading) Personal interaction.
    1. Possibility (usually in the phrases ‘any way’ and ‘no way’).
    2. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.
  5. (Germanic paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
    • To walk the Way of the Runes, you must experience the runes as they manifest both in the part of Midgard that lies outside yourself and the worlds within. (Diana Paxson)
  6. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
    • 1977, Richard O’Kane, Clear the Bridge: The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang, Ballantine Books (2003), p.343:
      Ten minutes into the run Tang slowed, Welch calling out her speed as she lost way.
  7. A degree, an amount, a sense.
  8. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause, followed by an infinitive starting with “to”) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.
  9. (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
  10. (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
Hyponyms
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:way
Derived terms
Translations

Interjection

way

  1. (only in reply to no way) yes; it is true; it is possible
    Synonym: yes way

Verb

way (third-person singular simple present ways, present participle waying, simple past and past participle wayed)

  1. (obsolete) To travel.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.ii:
      on a time as they together way’d, / He made him open chalenge [] .

Etymology 2

Apheresis of away.

Alternative forms

  • ‘way, ’way (dated)

Adverb

way (not comparable)

  1. (informal, with comparative or modified adjective) Much.
    I’m way too tired to do that.
    I’m a way better singer than Emma.
    • 2006, Keyboard, Volume 32, Issues 1-6, page 132,
      It turns out that’s way more gain than you need for a keyboard, but you don’t have to use all of it to benefit from the sonic characteristics.
  2. (slang, with positive adjective) Very.
    I’m way tired.
    String theory is way cool, except for the math.
    • 2005, Erika V. Shearin Karres, Crushes, Flirts, & Friends: A Real Girl’s Guide to Boy Smarts, page 16,
      With all the way cool boys out there, what if you don’t recognize them because you don’t know what to look for? Or, what if you have a chance to pick a perfect Prince and you end up with a yucky Frog instead?
  3. (informal) Far.
Synonyms
  • (much): far, much, loads
  • (very): so, very, so much
Derived terms
  • way too
  • way too many
  • way too much
Translations

Etymology 3

From the sound it represents, by analogy with other (velar) letters such as kay and gay.

Noun

way (plural ways)

  1. The letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • double-u

Anagrams

  • Yaw, wya, yaw

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwʌj/
  • Hyphenation: way

Adverb

wáy

  1. (+ negative) never

Noun

wáy m 

  1. time, instance

Declension

Synonyms

  • (time, instance): wák

Derived terms

References

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “way”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2004) Parlons Afar: Langue et Culture, L’Hammartan, →ISBN, page 37
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[4], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Bobot

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

way

  1. water

References

  • “Bobot” in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Highland Popoluca

Noun

way

  1. hair

References

  • Elson, Benjamin F.; Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[5] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 115

Lampung Api

Etymology

From Proto-Lampungic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

way

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Ojibwe

Particle

way

  1. exclamation

References

  • The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/main-entry/way-pc-disc

Tz’utujil

Noun

way

  1. tortilla

Synonyms

  • away

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