Definitions for tailor
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tailor.
tailor, seamster, sartorverb
a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
adjust to a specific need or market
"a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
style and tailor in a certain fashion
"cut a dress"
sew, tailor, tailor-makeverb
create (clothes) with cloth
"Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.
The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.
To make, repair, or alter clothes.
To make or adapt (something) for a specific need.
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").
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One whose business is to make cloaths.
Etymology: tailleur, from tailler, French, to cut.
I’ll entertain a score or two of tailors,
To study fashions to adorn my body. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
Here’s an English tailor come for stealing out of a French hose: come tailor, you may roast your goose. William Shakespeare.
The knight came to the tailor ’s to take measure of his gown. William Camden.
The world is come now to that pass, that the tailor and shoemaker may cut out what religion they please. James Howell.
They value themselves for this outside fashionableness of the tailor’s making. John Locke, on Education.
It was prettily said by Seneca, that friendship should not be unript, but unstitcht, though somewhat in the phrase of a tailor. Collier.
In Covent-Garden did a tailor dwell,
That sure a place deserv’d in his own hell. King.
one whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments
the mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring
to practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a 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
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. tailleur—tailler, to cut.]
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
From the French tailleur, based upon the verb tailler, to cut.
The numerical value of tailor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tailor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Vision Gran Turismo is really for us an exciting project to not just tailor our design work to a group of 450 exclusive customers, but really design something for the millions and tailor something for our fans of the brand.
Citi will have to tailor its policy to state legislation, and in many cases, cities and municipalities will have different regulations as well, that may require even further carve-outs.
Regional grocers tailor their offerings by neighborhood, matching the experience to that local community.
I probably sleep less, but I at least get quality sleep, i tailor my schedule way more than I used to when I was young. Offseason, too. I dont really take any break at all. I just kind of continuously work out year-round.
Overall, SMS campaigns for public health are the most effective medium for mass dissemination due to their reach, immediacy, opportunity for data collection and personalization, ability to tailor and adapt information, and opportunity to link to other sources, we found that personalizing and adaptively tailoring text messages has the largest effects compared to other types of messages.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for tailor
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- абаджия, шия, абаджийка, леферBulgarian
- sastre, sastressa, tallahamsCatalan, Valencian
- skrædder, skrædderskeDanish
- schneidern, zuschneiden, Blaufisch, anpassen, Schneider, SchneiderinGerman
- ράπτης, ράφτης, μόδιστρος, γοφάρι, μοδίστραGreek
- tajloro, virtajloro, tajlorinoEsperanto
- modisto, modista, entallar, confeccionar, adaptar, anjova, sastreSpanish
- räätäli, vaatehtia, vaatturi, räätälöidä, sinikalaFinnish
- tailleur, adapter, tailleuse, tassergalFrench
- tàillearScottish Gaelic
- alfaiate, xastreGalician
- klæðskeri, skraddariIcelandic
- テーラー, 仕立て屋Japanese
- გაკერავს, ლუფარი, მკერავი, თერძიGeorgian
- melsvieji ešeriaiLithuanian
- кројач, крои, скројуваMacedonian
- ħajjata, ħajjatMaltese
- kleermaakster, kleermaker, kleermaken, aanpassenDutch
- skreddarNorwegian Nynorsk
- skredderske, skredderNorwegian
- tasergal, krawiec, krawcowa, skrzelołusk, lufarPolish
- xastre, alfaiate, alfaiata, anchova, enchovaPortuguese
- croi, lufar, croitor, croitoreasăRomanian
- швец, швея́, портно́й, шить, портни́ха, приспосабливать, луфа́рьRussian
- krojačica, кројити, ukrojiti, krojač, укројити, кројач, кројачица, krojitiSerbo-Croatian
- krojač, krojiti, ukrojitiSlovene
- skrädderska, blåfisk, skräddare, skrädarsy, anpassaSwedish
- lüfer, terziTurkish
- hiskrädan, jiskrädan, skrädanVolapük
- שנײַדער, שנײַדערקעYiddish
Get even more translations for tailor »
Find a translation for the tailor definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Discuss these tailor definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"tailor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tailor>.