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 ; 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 thǫll, 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)