Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a tailor or tailors.
  • In anatomy, pertaining to the sartorius muscle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work.
  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sartorius muscle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not comparable Of or relating to the tailoring of clothing.
  • adjective Of or relating to the quality of dress
  • adjective anatomy Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.

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

  • adjective of or relating to the sartorius muscle
  • adjective of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring

Etymologies

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

[From Late Latin sartor, tailor; see sartorius.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From New Latin sartorius ("pertaining to a tailor"), from Late Latin sartor ("tailor"), from Latin sarcire ("to patch, mend").

Examples

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  • Goes great with tonsorial. Also, ketchup.

    January 20, 2007

  • "I don't suppose you know what led to this sartorial tragedy?", Glory's demon minion to Ben, BtVS episode "Spiral".

    August 31, 2007

  • 'Sartorial Eloquence' is the title of an Elton John song.

    August 19, 2008

  • I watched that Buffy episode today, seanahan. What a coincidence.

    "Suits are full of joy. They are the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile,"

    -- Barney, How I Met Your Mother

    December 8, 2008

  • I don't agree - I always thought and most dictionaries would agree - meaning of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring. Eg. 'sartorial elegance' - meaning good dress sense!

    November 10, 2009