What does bespoke mean?

Definitions for bespokebɪˈspoʊk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bespoke.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made(adj)

    (of clothing) custom-made


  1. bespoke(Adjective)

    Individually or custom made.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bespoke

    of Bespeak

  2. Bespoke

    of Bespeak

  3. Bespoke

    imp. & p. p. of Bespeak


  1. Bespoke

    Bespoke is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer's specification. While it can be applied to other items, including computer software and luxury cars, the term historically was applied only to men's tailored clothing, footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting. For most non-clothing items, the term build to order is usually used instead. The distinguishing points of bespoke tailoring are the buyer's total control over the fabric used, the features and fit, and the way the garment should be made. More generally, "bespoke" describes a high degree of "customisation", and involvement of the end-user, in the production of the goods. "Bespoke" is rarely used in any context in other varieties of English, which usually prefer terms such as "tailor-made" or "customised".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bespoke

    be-spōk′, Bespoken, be-spōk′n, pa.p. of Bespeak, ordered, as boots, clothes, &c.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bespoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bespoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ian Graham:

    Having our hands on this gene allows us to develop molecular breeding approaches to creating bespoke poppy varieties that make different compounds.

  2. Paul Gait:

    Specialty steels will help Voestalpine survive for a few years, but eventually the Chinese will probably be able to produce the more bespoke, more tailored steel.

  3. Ralf Hungerbuehler:

    We don't see it as a threat, the difference is really the complexity and the bespoke nature of what is being offered. An exchange has a more off -the-shelf approach and cannot offer every variable a client might want.

  4. Ian Smith:

    This way we can very quickly get a final product, so the advantages of this technology are, firstly, for rapid prototyping and making a large number of prototypes quickly, secondly, for being able to make bespoke parts that you wouldn't be able to with classic engineering technologies.

  5. Ralf Hungerbuehler:

    The difference is really the complexity and the bespoke nature of what is being offered. An exchange has a more off -the-shelf approach and cannot offer every variable a client might want, power traders will most likely use wind futures to manage shorter-term daily and weekly positions. The insurers will be interested in longer dated structures from several weeks to years.

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