American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made by a tailor; custom-made.
- adj. Simple, trim, or severe in line or design: a neat, tailored dress; tailored curtains.
- adj. Adjusted by a tailor, fitted.
- adj. Made by a tailor.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of tailor.
- adj. (of clothing) custom-made
- adj. severely simple in line or design
“The FDA, he says, ought to be better prepared for what he calls "tailored" therapies.”
“Of course, the rest of the nation — or, perhaps, most of it — was laughing at the Cowboys, hoping they'd plunge to 0-16 and owner Jerry Jones wound be found, like Dickens's Miss Havisham, wandering his $1.1 billion stadium barefoot in tailored Neiman Marcus pajamas, muttering gibberish about Tex Schramm and the NFL's collective bargaining agreement.”
“For example, the researchers said specially coated magnetic particles designed to attract particular viruses or bacteria might be used in tailored combinations to simultaneously test for multiple infectious pathogens in a blood or water sample.”
“He was known for his insouciance, hopping out of limousines in tailored, three-piece suits to attend hearings and his trial.”
“Peter travelled as a guest of Railbookers, the specialist in short, tailored breaks by Eurostar and train.”
“Although I am unsure of the popularity of womanism, since I have never heard of it referred to before, I can only imagine that such a word tailored to the unique fabric of Black women's lives was welcomed with much sound consensus on behalf of the Black Feminist Movement.”
“At a different, smarter bank, workshop planners collaborated with senior managers on a highly specific and therefore highly valuable definition tailored to meet immediate needs.”
“SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT (on camera): A senior administration official tells us that the White House has come up with a new policy in dealing with an increasingly defiant North Korea; it's called tailored containment.”
“MALVEAUX: Now, the U.S. policy towards North Korea is called tailored containment.”
“The U-M study took a different approach, called tailored treatment, which uses a person's risk factors and mathematical models to calculate the expected benefit of treatment, by considering:”
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