Fashion vs Custom - What's the difference?

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Fashion is a synonym of custom.


As nouns the difference between fashion and custom

is that fashion is (countable)  a current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons while custom is frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.

As verbs the difference between fashion and custom

is that fashion is to make, build or construct while custom is (obsolete|transitive) to make familiar; to accustom.

As a adjective custom is

made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fashion

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia fashion)
  • (countable) A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.}}
  • (uncountable) Popular trends.
  • * John Locke
  • the innocent diversions in fashion
  • * H. Spencer
  • As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation.
  • (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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=It shell-shocked the home crowd, who quickly demanded a response, which came midway through the half and in emphatic fashion .}}
  • The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; workmanship; execution.
  • the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.
  • * Bible, Luke ix. 29
  • The fashion of his countenance was altered.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I do not like the fashion of your garments.
  • (dated) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.
  • men of fashion

    Derived terms

    * fashionable * fashionably * fashion collection * fashion designer * fashionless * fashion model * fashion plate * fashion police * fashion show * fashion victim * fashion week * in fashion * like it's going out of fashion

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make, build or construct.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), 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 , :
  • a device fashioned by arguments against that kind of prey.
  • (dated) To make in a standard manner; to work.
  • * John Locke
  • Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
  • (dated) To fit, adapt, or accommodate to .
  • * Spenser
  • Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people.
  • (obsolete) To forge or counterfeit.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * refashion

    custom

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.
  • :* And teach customs which are not lawful. Acts xvi. 21 .
  • :* Moved beyond his custom , Gama said. .
  • :* A custom More honored in the breach than the observance. Shakespeare
  • Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
  • * Let him have your custom , but not your votes. - .
  • (legal) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
  • * Usage is a fact. Custom' is a law. There can be no '''custom''' without usage, though there may be usage without '''custom . ''Wharton .
  • (obsolete) Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.
  • * Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shakespeare
  • The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
  • * Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom' to whom '''custom . ''Rom. xiii. 7 .
  • Created under particular specifications, specialized, unique, custom-made
  • Synonyms

    * fashion * habit * wone * practice * usage * wont * See also:

    Derived terms

    * custom made

    Adjective

    (-)
  • made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs
  • My feet are as big as powerboats, so I need custom shoes.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To make familiar; to accustom.
  • (Gray)
  • (obsolete) To supply with customers.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) To pay the customs of.
  • (obsolete) To have a custom.
  • :* On a bridge he custometh to fight. .