verb

[with object]
  • 1Make into a particular form.

    ‘the bottles were fashioned from green glass’
    • ‘Journalists seized on the idea that impossible restrictions were to be placed on hand-made toys fashioned by craftsmen for centuries.’
    • ‘The opportunity to observe artisans fashioning crystal is not the only reason to visit the Corning Museum of Glass.’
    • ‘The couple spent weekends fashioning their tower house.’
    • ‘The descendants of the Spanish refugees are still fashioning these shutters, especially in the Andalusian quarter of Bizerte.’
    • ‘Home-made labels were sometimes fashioned from wood or slate and would likewise have written information.’
    • ‘On Saturday however, a welcome victory was fashioned purely from raw talent and endeavour.’
    • ‘The effect was like a writhing smiley face fashioned out of live leeches.’
    • ‘Back in the days when England was embroiled in the Hundred Years' War against France, a family of notables was fashioning its own chapel in the valley of the River Kent.’
    • ‘But not everyone found the pivotal moment so memorable while Martin was fashioning this cabinet.’
    • ‘He cleverly fashions a raft and paddles out to the coral reef for some spear fishing.’
    • ‘In the beginning, he, like most puppeteers, was driven by craft, fashioning puppets to express his artistic impulse.’
    • ‘This was partly, he believed, because he had not courted the public or succeeded in fashioning a charismatic image.’
    • ‘It is said that you can recognise the deft hands that fashioned a doll by looking for telltale signs and shapes on it.’
    • ‘He says that fashioning the crown is the most difficult part of the job.’
    • ‘She added that the programmes which assisted young people in fashioning their lives and earning a living were either dissolved or taken away.’
    • ‘Live water plants should be preferred over artificial ones fashioned out of plastic.’
    • ‘He was proud of their collection, and also of those American artists and artisans who had fashioned the objects.’
    • ‘He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool.’
    • ‘He is sitting, fashioning a silent whistle out of wood, he blows it and the dog comes running back.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was fashioned of wood or a metal that had been through an alchemical process all its own.’
    construct, build, manufacture, make, create, fabricate, contrive
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    1. 1.1fashion something into Use materials to produce (something)
      ‘the skins were fashioned into boots and shoes’
      • ‘He is fashioning a unique gel into contact lenses that change color depending on the glucose levels of the patients.’
      • ‘The finding raises hopes that the new cells can be fashioned into transplantable material for patients whose own cells and tissues have become faulty.’
      • ‘Thermoelectric materials can be fashioned into devices to create electricity from temperature differences or into solid-state cooling devices.’
      • ‘Even old railway sleepers have been fashioned into new building material.’
      • ‘So as I fashioned those stories into the novel, I realized that I was telling a ‘coming of age’ story, which is relatively rare for a black male literary writer.’
      • ‘He and his coworkers have already fashioned the fibers into electricity-storage devices called supercapacitors, which they incorporated into ordinary cloth.’
      • ‘The fissures between allowed only thin, precise shafts of pale light to strike the trunks and grass, as if the trees were fashioning the sun into a gallery of shapes.’
      • ‘It's not hard to picture him sitting on the porch at his Portland home fashioning these reflections into songs.’
      • ‘What a sight he made when he fashioned his coat-tails into a kind of pouch and hopped about the room imitating a kangaroo.’
      • ‘I am fashioning this material into a visually poetic tribute to his genius.’
      • ‘It fashions these elements into a performance that allows something new to appear, the design of which was not necessarily inevitable.’
      • ‘Feeling melancholy, he fashioned the cut reeds into the musical instrument that bears his name - the pan-pipe.’
      • ‘He fashions these small thoughts into a sprawling 1,500-word polemic - a sort of liberal call-to-arms.’
      • ‘Although Joan does things that some might consider repugnant, Linney fashions her alter-ego into a sympathetic human being.’
      • ‘Kathryn looked into the mirror that was handed to her and saw that he had fashioned her hair into an elegant bun at the back of her head, wisps of her falling around the tight knob.’
      • ‘To show this, they fashioned the material into threads and used them to stitch four incisions on two rats.’
      • ‘A few minutes later, they had fashioned the antenna into a makeshift letter U and put it over the cable.’
      • ‘Though the basic ideas appear to work in three dimensions, engineers will face some challenges fashioning real compounds into such devices, he says.’
      • ‘In one sequence the camera reveals a nurse fashioning a cardboard box into a dead child's makeshift coffin to be strapped to a bicycle.’