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Definition of Tailor

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one who makes or alters garments
work as a tailor; make or alter a garment; create or adapt for a particular need or desire
Tailor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.
  
(n.)
The silversides.
  
(n.)
The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
  
(n.)
The goldfish.
  
(n.)
One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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tailor
\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 garments. well said, good woman's tailor i would thou wert a man's tailor.
2. (zo?l.) (a) the mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring. (b) the silversides.
3. (zo?l.) the goldfish. [prov. eng.]


  similar words(7) 



 salt-water tailor 
 tailor-made 
 merchant tailor 
 tailor shad 
 tailor bird 
 tailor herring 
 tailor-make 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
táilliúir m.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dilladwr = n. a clothier; a tailor, habit-maker
Teiliwr = n. dress maker, a tailor
Australian Slang
small tailor (fish) (because they were chopped customised)
cigarette made by machine, i.e., not hand rolled
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
(synonym) seamster, sartor
(hypernym) garmentmaker, garment-worker, garment worker
(hyponym) fitter
(derivation) sew, tailor-make

Verb
1. make fit for a specific purpose
(synonym) shoehorn
(hypernym) adapt, accommodate
2. style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
(synonym) cut
(hypernym) design
(hyponym) gore
(derivation) seamster, sartor
(classification) fashion
3. create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
(synonym) sew, tailor-make
(hypernym) fashion, forge
(hyponym) run up
(derivation) seamster, sartor
Tailor Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of a tailor, denotes that worries will arise on account of some journey to be made. To have a misunderstanding with one, shows that you will be disappointed in the outcome of some scheme. For one to take your measure, denotes that you will have quarrels and disagreements.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Tailor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

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