from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made according to the specifications of an individual purchaser.
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- adj. Made according to the specifications of a particular individual; unique.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. made specially for a specific purpose; -- of articles of manufacture. Contrasted with mass-produced, standardized.
- adj. made or tailored to fit a specific person; -- of clothing. Contrasted with off-the-rack, ready-to-wear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made according to the specifications of an individual
- n. an item made to the customer's specifications
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"A lot of the struggle that had been going on in prior performances was that we hadn't adjusted to the 'In Ears,'" says Naima Adedapo, referring to the custom-made earpieces that singers often use to balance out sound levels when they're singing with a live band on a big stage.
Francesco, the wine director at Bibiana, is Italian and oh-so-Euro-chic in close-fitting suits and hipster glasses - custom-made by a friend in Italy, he says one night.
For artist Simon Faithfull, the anti-heroic banality of this crossing made it a perfect launching ground for his Limbo project commissioned by the Film and Video Umbrella, which transmits and geo-locates, in real time, digital drawings made by Faithfull via a custom-made iPhone app.
Last February, he custom-made a motorcycle out of the skin and skull of an alligator to raise money for his sanctuary, which cares for about 100 abandoned and abused animals of all types and sizes.
Even all those sequins couldn't compete with the bling on Ken Cen president Michael Kaiser, who sported a custom-made Nehru suit with big, sparkly diamond and ruby buttons borrowed from the festival's fabulous gem display.
At the Oscars we could see all the dresses, but, to our great pain, there exists nary a full photo of the first lady in a custom-made chartreuse Prabal Gurung gown.
He eschews the traditional path of licensing familiar tracks -- with a tight budget, you can't always get "You Can't Always Get What You Want " -- preferring a mix of original material and custom-made covers, with Thiele and his band The Forest Rangers accompanying up-and-coming indie musicians.
This week I tested a device that's custom-made for the texting fiend: Samsung's new Sidekick 4G from T-Mobile sidekick.t-mobile.com.
NPR's Margot Adler came across an artist who creates custom-made Halloween accessories, your very own fangs.
Mr. KELLEY: I am wearing a pair of Rock and Republic jeans, a great loafer, a tasseled loafer, a custom-made shirt, a little sweater vest over it and a great little checked cotton jacket from Paul Smith with a little bit of a purple thread running through it.