What does Tailor mean?

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ˈteɪ lərTailor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tailor, seamster, sartor(verb)

    a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

  2. tailor, orient(verb)

    adjust to a specific need or market

    "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"

  3. cut, tailor(verb)

    style and tailor in a certain fashion

    "cut a dress"

  4. sew, tailor, tailor-make(verb)

    create (clothes) with cloth

    "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"


  1. tailor(Noun)

    A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

  2. tailor(Noun)

    The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.

  3. tailor(Verb)

    To make, repair, or alter clothes.

  4. tailor(Verb)

    To make or adapt (something) for a specific need.

  5. tailor(Verb)

    To restrict (something) in order to meet a particular need, e.g. a narrowly tailored law.

  6. Origin: From tailour, from tailleor, from tailler, from taliare, from talea ("a cutting").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tailor(noun)

    one whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments

  2. Tailor(noun)

    the mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring

  3. Tailor(noun)

    the silversides

  4. Tailor(noun)

    the goldfish

  5. Tailor(verb)

    to practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor


  1. Tailor

    A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing. Although the term dates to the thirteenth century, tailor took on its modern sense in the late eighteenth century, and now refers to makers of men's and women's suits, coats, trousers, and similar garments, usually of wool, linen, or silk. The term refers to a set of specific hand and machine sewing and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of traditional jackets. Retailers of tailored suits often take their services internationally, traveling to various cities, allowing the client to be measured locally. Traditional tailoring is called bespoke tailoring in the United Kingdom, where the heart of the trade is London's Savile Row tailoring, and custom tailoring in the United States and Hong Kong. This is unlike made to measure which uses pre-existing patterns. A bespoke garment or suit is completely original and unique to each customer. Famous fictional tailors include the tailor in The Emperor's New Clothes and Brave Little Tailor. A more recent title is John le Carré's The Tailor of Panama.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tailor

    tāl′ur, n. one whose business is to cut out and make men's clothes:—fem. Tail′oress.—v.i. to work as a tailor.—v.t. to make clothes for.—ns. Tail′or-bird, one of several Oriental small passerine birds which sew leaves together to form a nest: Tail′oring, the business or work of a tailor.—adj. Tail′or-made, made by a tailor, esp. of plain, close-fitting garments for women, in imitation of men's. [Fr. tailleurtailler, to cut.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Tailor

    From the French tailleur, based upon the verb tailler, to cut.

How to pronounce Tailor?

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How to say Tailor in sign language?

  1. tailor


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tailor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tailor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Tailor in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

  2. Dr Ribas:

    If we understand the process, we may be able to tailor the treatment better, we are not there yet.

  3. Victor Daniels:

    We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.

  4. Jacob Forrester:

    It was very nice to have the information to help tailor [his prescription] because we’re kind of time limited here.

  5. Human Rights Watch:

    This provision appears tailor-made to suppress organized gatherings to prevent evictions for mortgage default and rent arrears.

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