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tai·lor

 (tā′lər)
n.
One that makes, repairs, and alters garments such as suits, coats, and dresses.
v. tai·lored, tai·lor·ing, tai·lors
v.tr.
1. To make (a garment), especially to specific requirements or measurements.
2. To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
3. To make, alter, or adapt for a particular end or purpose: a speech that was tailored to an audience of business leaders.
v.intr.
To pursue the trade of a tailor.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, to cut, from Late Latin tāliāre, from Latin tālea, a cutting.]

tailor

(ˈteɪlə)
n
1. (Commerce) a person who makes, repairs, or alters outer garments, esp menswear.
2. (Animals) a voracious and active marine food fish, Pomatomus saltator, of Australia with scissor-like teeth
vb
3. (Clothing & Fashion) to cut or style (material, clothes, etc) to satisfy certain requirements
4. (tr) to adapt so as to make suitable for something specific: he tailored his speech to suit a younger audience.
5. (Clothing & Fashion) (intr) to follow the occupation of a tailor
[C13: from Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French taillier to cut, from Latin tālea a cutting; related to Greek talis girl of marriageable age]

tai•lor

(ˈteɪ lər)

n.
1. a person whose occupation is the making, mending, or altering of clothes, esp. suits, coats, and other outer garments.
v.t.
2. to make by tailor's work.
3. to fashion or adapt to a particular taste, purpose, need, etc.: tailoring the news to government specifications.
4. to fit or furnish with clothing.
v.i.
5. to do the work of a tailor.
[1250–1300; < Old French tailleor=taill(ier) to cut (< Late Latin tāliāre, derivative of Latin tālea a cutting; compare tally) + -or -or3]

tailor


Past participle: tailored
Gerund: tailoring

Imperative
tailor
tailor
Present
I tailor
you tailor
he/she/it tailors
we tailor
you tailor
they tailor
Preterite
I tailored
you tailored
he/she/it tailored
we tailored
you tailored
they tailored
Present Continuous
I am tailoring
you are tailoring
he/she/it is tailoring
we are tailoring
you are tailoring
they are tailoring
Present Perfect
I have tailored
you have tailored
he/she/it has tailored
we have tailored
you have tailored
they have tailored
Past Continuous
I was tailoring
you were tailoring
he/she/it was tailoring
we were tailoring
you were tailoring
they were tailoring
Past Perfect
I had tailored
you had tailored
he/she/it had tailored
we had tailored
you had tailored
they had tailored
Future
I will tailor
you will tailor
he/she/it will tailor
we will tailor
you will tailor
they will tailor
Future Perfect
I will have tailored
you will have tailored
he/she/it will have tailored
we will have tailored
you will have tailored
they will have tailored
Future Continuous
I will be tailoring
you will be tailoring
he/she/it will be tailoring
we will be tailoring
you will be tailoring
they will be tailoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tailoring
you have been tailoring
he/she/it has been tailoring
we have been tailoring
you have been tailoring
they have been tailoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tailoring
you will have been tailoring
he/she/it will have been tailoring
we will have been tailoring
you will have been tailoring
they will have been tailoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tailoring
you had been tailoring
he/she/it had been tailoring
we had been tailoring
you had been tailoring
they had been tailoring
Conditional
I would tailor
you would tailor
he/she/it would tailor
we would tailor
you would tailor
they would tailor
Past Conditional
I would have tailored
you would have tailored
he/she/it would have tailored
we would have tailored
you would have tailored
they would have tailored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailor - a person whose occupation is making and altering garmentstailor - a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
fitter - someone who fits a garment to a particular person
garment worker, garmentmaker, garment-worker - a person who makes garments
Verb1.tailor - adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
2.tailor - style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
gore - cut into gores; "gore a skirt"
design - create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
3.tailor - create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
fashion, forge - make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
run up - make by sewing together quickly; "run up a skirt"
quilt - create by stitching together

tailor

noun
1. outfitter, couturier, dressmaker, seamstress, clothier, costumier, garment maker He's the grandson of an East End tailor.
verb
1. adapt, adjust, modify, cut, style, fit, fashion, shape, suit, convert, alter, accommodate, mould, customize scripts tailored to American comedy audiences
Related words
adjective sartorial

tailor

verb
To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
Translations
خياطخَيّاطخَيِّاطيُخيطيُلائِم
лефер
tallahams
krejčípřizpůsobitšít na míru
skrædderskræddersytilpasse
räätälivaatturi
krojačkrojačicakrojiti
szabóalakítkészíttet
klæîskerilaga aî kringumstæîumsníîa og sauma eftir máli
テーラー
재봉사
kaip pagal užsakymąmelsvieji ešeriai
drēbniekspašūtpielāgotpiemērotšūt
croilufar
šiť na mieru
krojačkrojiti
blåfiskskräddare
ช่างตัดเสื้อ
terziuyarlamakdüzenlemekelbise dikmeklüfer
thợ may

tailor

[ˈteɪləʳ]
A. Nsastre m
tailor's (shop)sastrería f
B. VT [+ suit] → confeccionar, hacer (fig) → adaptar
a well-tailored suitun traje bien hecho, un traje que entalla bien
C. CPD tailor's chalk Njabón m de sastre
tailor's dummy Nmaniquí m

tailor

[ˈteɪlər]
ntailleur m (artisan)
tailor's (= shop) → tailleur m, boutique f de tailleur
vt (= adapt) → adapter
to tailor sth to (needs, requirements)adapter qch exactement à

tailor

nSchneider(in) m(f)
vt
dress etcschneidern; the dress was tailored to show off her figuredas Kleid war so geschnitten, dass es ihre Figur betonte
(fig) plans, insurance, holiday, message, policy, testimonyzuschneiden (→ to auf +acc); products, salary structureabstimmen (→ to auf +acc); tailored to meet his needsauf seine Bedürfnisse abgestimmt

tailor

[ˈteɪləʳ]
1. nsarto
tailor's dummy → manichino (da sarto)
tailor's (shop) → sartoria (da uomo)
2. vt (suit) → confezionare (fig) to tailor sth (to)adattare qc (alle esigenze di)

tailor

(ˈteilə) noun
a person who cuts and makes suits, overcoats etc. He has his clothes made by a London tailor.
verb
1. to make and fit (suits, coats etc). He has his suits tailored in London.
2. to make (something) fit the circumstances; to adapt. He tailored his way of living to his income.
ˌtailor-ˈmade adjective
1. (especially of women's clothes) made by a tailor to fit a person exactly.
2. very well suited or adapted for some purpose. His new job seems tailor-made for him.

tailor

خَيِّاط krejčí skrædder Schneider ράφτης sastre räätäli tailleur krojač sarto テーラー 재봉사 kleermaker skredder krawiec alfaiate портной skräddare ช่างตัดเสื้อ terzi thợ may 裁缝
References in classic literature ?
He thought he could pin it together until he got it to a tailor.
Turned out for Sunday by his uncle's tailor, who had had a free hand and a notion of pretty waistcoats and of his grand little air, Miles's whole title to independence, the rights of his sex and situation, were so stamped upon him that if he had suddenly struck for freedom I should have had nothing to say.
The little tailor sat tilted back in his stiff kitchen chair, with his feet stretched out upon the empty stove, and speaking in low whispers, so as not to waken those in the next room.
I count out the tailor, but not the others -- they are all allowed a cent a day, and in driving times they get more -- yes, up to a hundred and ten and even fifteen milrays a day.
But Shakespeare and the rest have to walk behind a common tailor from Tennessee, by the name of Billings; and behind a horse-doctor named Sakka, from Afghanistan.
He enjoyed the feeling which he was exciting, and paraded the town serene and happy all day; but the young fellows set a tailor to work that night, and when Tom started out on his parade next morning, he found the old deformed Negro bell ringer straddling along in his wake tricked out in a flamboyant curtain-calico exaggeration of his finery, and imitating his fancy Eastern graces as well as he could.
The Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his fifty cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's household should; and even the little tailor, whom he had fined five shillings on the previous Monday for being drunk and bloodthirsty in the streets, stirred up to-morrow's pudding in his garret, while his lean wife and the baby sallied out to buy the beef.
Even when I was taken to have a new suit of clothes, the tailor had orders to make them like a kind of Reformatory, and on no account to let me have the free use of my limbs.
Macey, tailor and parish-clerk, the latter of which functions rheumatism had of late obliged him to share with a small-featured young man who sat opposite him, held his white head on one side, and twirled his thumbs with an air of complacency, slightly seasoned with criticism.
Yet, in the eye of sober judgment, the short close tunic and long mantle of the Saxons was a more graceful, as well as a more convenient dress, than the garb of the Normans, whose under garment was a long doublet, so loose as to resemble a shirt or waggoner's frock, covered by a cloak of scanty dimensions, neither fit to defend the wearer from cold or from rain, and the only purpose of which appeared to be to display as much fur, embroidery, and jewellery work, as the ingenuity of the tailor could contrive to lay upon it.
Those to whom the king had entrusted me, observing how ill I was clad, ordered a tailor to come next morning, and take measure for a suit of clothes.
Singer and tailor am I-- Doubled the joys that I know-- Proud of my lilt to the sky, Proud of the house that I sew-- Over and under, so weave I my music--so weave I the house that I sew.