What does tailor mean?

Definitions for tailor
ˈteɪ lərtai·lor

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

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?"

Wiktionary

  1. tailor(Noun)

    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. tailor(Noun)

    The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.

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

  3. tailor(Verb)

    To make, repair, or alter clothes.

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

  4. tailor(Verb)

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

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

  5. tailor(Verb)

    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. 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

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.

How to pronounce tailor?

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How to say tailor in sign language?

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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. Jason Chua:

    Personalization is something consumers expect universally. They can tailor anything from their phone to a coffee order to a loan online, airlines are responding to that desire for customization, but right now there are significant limitations to bringing a similar level of choice to commercial air travel -- even the smallest change in an aircraft cabin can take anywhere from seven to 10 years.

  2. Albert Einstein:

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

  3. Heather Swift:

    We were able to quickly tailor those plans and contracts to the coronavirus.

  4. Thomas Moore:

    The radar that we choose is going to be an off-the-shelf radar that we tailor to the ship. There are a number of radars out there that appear to meet the specs. This will not be a developmental issue. LHA 8 will be the first ship to get AESR.

  5. Fred Muench:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of tailor

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