Definitions for: Tailor

[n] a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
[v] make fit for a specific purpose
[v] create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
[v] style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"; "style a wedding dress"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tai"lor, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF.
taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail, Entail,
Retail, Tally, n.]
1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's
garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer

Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou
wert a man's tailor. --Shak.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
(b) The silversides.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]

Salt-water tailor (Zo["o]l.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.]

Tailor bird (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
small Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to
Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted
for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form
nests. The common Indian species are O. longicauda,
which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail coverts
yellowish green, and the under parts white; and the
golden-headed tailor bird (O. coronatus), which has the
top of the head golden yellow and the back and wings pale

Tai"lor, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tailored; p. pr. & vb.
n. Tailoring.]
To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a

These tailoring artists for our lays Invent cramped
rules. --M. Green.

Synonyms: cut, sartor, seamster, sew, shoehorn, style, tailor-make

See Also: accommodate, adapt, design, fashion, fitter, forge, garment worker, garmentmaker, garmentworker, gore, quilt, run up

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