1In fashion; up to date.‘corduroy is extremely à la mode this season’
stylish, smart, elegant, chic, crisp, dapper, spruce, trim, debonair, well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed
- ‘Pie was "a la mode" as commercial pie manufacturers trekked to Celebration, Fla., in April for the 2005 American Pie Council's (APC)/Crisco National Pie Championships, held in conjunction with the Great American Pie Festival.’
- ‘Rumors a la mode: Just a few things I've heard bouncing around...’
- ‘HOME A LA MODE. For the Grendene family, life at home is a fashionable affair that will never go out style.’
2(of beef) braised in wine, typically with vegetables.‘beef à la mode does not necessarily require advance browning’
- ‘There are many recipes for beef a la mode.’
- ‘Boeuf à la mode("beef in the style") is a French version of what is often known in the United States as pot roast beef.’
3North American Served with ice cream.‘finish the meal with chocolate cake à la mode’
- ‘Brownies a la mode. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on each serving.’
- ‘Fudgy casserole a la mode. Spoon into individual dishes and serve warm with ice cream.’
- ‘Pineapple a la mode. Place a scoop of ice cream, or yogurt in pineapple shell. Spoon pineapple pieces over ice cream and serve immediately.’
1In a fashionable or modern style.
- ‘the pageboys are dressed à la mode’
2(with reference to the cooking of beef) in wine, typically with vegetables.
- ‘the rump piece is generally prepared à la mode’
3North American With ice cream.
- ‘if you want to add some ice cream and eat this à la mode, we would not be mad about it’
Late 16th century French, literally ‘in the fashion’.