What does tailor mean?

Definitions for tailor
ˈteɪ lərtai·lor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tailor, seamster, sartorverb

    a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

  2. tailor, orientverb

    adjust to a specific need or market

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

  3. cut, tailorverb

    style and tailor in a certain fashion

    "cut a dress"

  4. sew, tailor, tailor-makeverb

    create (clothes) with cloth

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

Wiktionary

  1. tailornoun

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

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

  2. tailornoun

    The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.

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

  3. tailorverb

    To make, repair, or alter clothes.

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

  4. tailorverb

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

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

  5. tailorverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tailornoun

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

  2. Tailornoun

    the mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring

  3. Tailornoun

    the silversides

  4. Tailornoun

    the goldfish

  5. Tailorverb

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

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tailor

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, qualifications and intuition to alter, create, adjust and make a variety of clothing and other products.

    My brother is a tailor and has his shop on the local high street where he does a brisk trade.q

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Tailor

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

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Numerology

  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. Dr Ribas:

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

  2. Albert Einstein:

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

  3. Ryan Fisher:

    Regional grocers tailor their offerings by neighborhood, matching the experience to that local community.

  4. Engineer.AI:

    Our human-assisted AI (artificial intelligence) can build tailor-made software using the collective knowledge of what has been built before; an assembly line connects re-usable features with specialist creators. - Engineer.ai CEO

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me.

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