A tailor making a man's suit.
- The definition of a tailor is a person who sews, repairs or makes alterations on clothing.
An example of tailor is a seamstress.
- To tailor is defined as to make something to particular specifications or conditions.
- An example of to tailor is hemming a pair of pants.
- An example of to tailor is writing a manual for an ESL person.
Origin of tailorMiddle English from Old French tailleor, cutter from taillier, to cut, decide, fix from Vulgar Latin taliare, to split, cut, origin, originally probably to prune from Classical Latin talea, a stick, twig, scion from Indo-European base an unverified form tal-, to grow, sprout from source Old Norse th?ll, young fir
- to make (clothes) by tailor's work
- to fit or provide (a person) with clothes made by a tailor
- to make by cutting and sewing to fit a particular thing
- to cut, form, or alter so as to meet certain conditions: a novel tailored to popular taste
- to fashion (women's garments) with trim, simple lines like those of men's clothes
verbtai·lored, tai·lor·ing, tai·lors
- To make (a garment), especially to specific requirements or measurements.
- To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
- To make, alter, or adapt for a particular end or purpose: a speech that was tailored to an audience of business leaders.
Origin of tailorMiddle English from Anglo-Norman taillour from Old French tailleor from taillier to cut from Late Latin tāliāre from Latin tālea a cutting
(third-person singular simple present tailors, present participle tailoring, simple past and past participle tailored)