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. 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
- 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.
- 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.
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
The term tailor is locally employed for a bungler, a botcher, or a clumsy fellow, and these meanings have been suggested in the passage quoted.
I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood
I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars ever, only once.
It actually turned out pretty nice but I believe that the tailor is making the exact same dress again with the extra material!
The clothes are ID, the emperor are those convinced that ID has scientific usefulness, the crafty tailor is the Discovery Institute, the boy who couldn't see any clothes Dawkins et al., the crowd that has gone home are mainstream scientists, and the few bystanders left are Don and Zachriel.
If you want to look like a million bucks on a budget, career advice columnist Penelope Trunk says a great tailor is key.
"Wasilla hillbillies" is a phrase tailor made for her mouth.
They expose their fellow neighbour without evidence but with the mere delight of smear, dismissing the answers they receive because it doesn't fit the labels tailor fitted.
Do what you must, short of selling your soul, to get rid of these okole (gluteus maximus) pukas (holes)–Hawaiian term tailor made for these folks.
In an encrypted fax in November 1997 Moynot says he met with a person known as the tailor who was responsible for the short listing of the corvette programme.