Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes, repairs, and alters garments such as suits, coats, and dresses.
  • transitive v. To make (a garment), especially to specific requirements or measurements.
  • transitive v. To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
  • transitive v. To make, alter, or adapt for a particular end or purpose: a speech that was tailored to an audience of business leaders.
  • intransitive v. To pursue the trade of a tailor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.
  • n. The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.
  • v. To make, repair, or alter clothes.
  • v. To make or adapt (something) for a specific need.
  • v. To restrict (something) in order to meet a particular need

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments.
  • n.
  • n. The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
  • n. The silversides.
  • n. The goldfish.
  • intransitive v. To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make clothing, especially for men; follow the business of a tailor.
  • To deal with tailors, as for clothing.
  • To make clothes for; fit with or as with clothing.
  • n. A name in New South Wales of the fish Pomatomus saltatrix. It is called skipjack in Melbourne, a name by which it is also known in America, where it is more commonly called bluefish.
  • n. One who makes the outer garments of men, and women's riding-habits and other garments of heavy stuff; especially, one who makes such garments to order, as distinguished from a clothier, who makes garments for sale ready made.
  • n. In zoology: A tailor-bird.
  • n. The mattowacca, fall herring, or tailor-herring, Pomolobus mediocris.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. adjust to a specific need or market
  • n. a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
  • v. style and tailor in a certain fashion
  • v. create (clothes) with cloth

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, to cut, from Late Latin tāliāre, from Latin tālea, a cutting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman tailour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, from Late Latin talio, from Latin talea ("a cutting").

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