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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 ?
I entered the town, and stopped at a tailor s shop to inquire where I was.
I'll wager that you alone in France have so many; and suppose you never had any more made, and were to live to be a hundred years of age, which wouldn't astonish me in the very least, you could still wear a new dress the day of your death, without being obliged to see the nose of a single tailor from now till then.
Next, two men, one apparently a farm labourer, and the other a tailor, for he had a pair of shears in his hand, presented themselves before him, and the tailor said, "Senor governor, this labourer and I come before your worship by reason of this honest man coming to my shop yesterday (for saving everybody's presence I'm a passed tailor, God be thanked), and putting a piece of cloth into my hands and asking me, 'Senor, will there be enough in this cloth to make me a cap?
It would have been all over with her, likewise, if, by good fortune, a tailor who was travelling in search of work, had not sat down to rest by the brook.
But in the course of my wanderings I had the good fortune to save the ninth life of a tailor -- tailors having, like cats, nine lives, as you probably know.
At the stipulated hour next morning, Nicholas repaired to the lodgings of Miss Snevellicci, which were in a place called Lombard Street, at the house of a tailor.
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.
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.
In my case it was method -- not money -- which made the man: at least all of him that was not made by the tailor whom I served.
Only the tailor, Sir, with your little bill," said a meek voice outside the door.
I had one person only on my side, an old tailor, one of the fullest men I have known, and quite the best talker.
Edmund Spenser was born in London in 1552, and was the son of a poor clothworker or tailor.