from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made by a tailor.
- adj. Perfectly fitted to a condition, preference, or purpose; made or as if made to order: tailor-made renovations.
- n. A garment made by a tailor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. made by a tailor, especially if made to order; bespoke
- adj. perfectly appropriate to some specific occasion or purpose; made to one's specific requirements
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made by a tailor or according to a tailor's fashion; -- said specif. of women's garments made with certain closeness of fit, simplicity of ornament, etc.
- adj. made or as if made specifically for the particular purpose at hand; -- used metaphorically.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hence Somewhat stiff and formal; conventional.
- Made by a tailor: used especially of women's gowns and jackets in imitation of men's garments, with attention to exact fit and with little ornamentation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of clothing) custom-made
- n. custom-made clothing
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