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I travel a lot, and I hunt for fabrics, then I have the tailor make me something.
Waris Ahluwalia

Meaning of "tailor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAILOR

From Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French taillier to cut, from Latin tālea a cutting; related to Greek talis girl of marriageable age.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAILOR

tailor  [ˈteɪlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAILOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tailor is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tailor in English.

WHAT DOES TAILOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tailor

Tailor

A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing. Although the term dates to the thirteenth century, tailor took on its modern sense in the late eighteenth century, and now refers to makers of men's and women's suits, coats, trousers, and similar garments, usually of wool, linen, or silk. The term refers to a set of specific hand and machine sewing and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of traditional jackets. Retailers of tailored suits often take their services internationally, traveling to various cities, allowing the client to be measured locally. Traditional tailoring is called "bespoke tailoring" in the United Kingdom, where the heart of the trade is London's Savile Row tailoring, and "custom tailoring" in the United States and Hong Kong. This is unlike made to measure which uses pre-existing patterns. A bespoke garment or suit is completely original and unique to each customer. Famous fictional tailors include the tailor in The Tailor of Gloucester, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Valiant Little Tailor.

Definition of tailor in the English dictionary

The first definition of tailor in the dictionary is a person who makes, repairs, or alters outer garments, esp menswear related adjective sartorial. Other definition of tailor is a voracious and active marine food fish, Pomatomus saltator, of Australia with scissor-like teeth. Tailor is also to cut or style to satisfy certain requirements.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TAILOR

PRESENT

Present
I tailor
you tailor
he/she/it tailors
we tailor
you tailor
they tailor
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tailored
you tailored
he/she/it tailored
we tailored
you tailored
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tailor
you will tailor
he/she/it will tailor
we will tailor
you will tailor
they will tailor
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tailor
you would tailor
he/she/it would tailor
we would tailor
you would tailor
they would tailor
Conditional continuous
I would be tailoring
you would be tailoring
he/she/it would be tailoring
we would be tailoring
you would be tailoring
they would be tailoring
Conditional perfect
I would have tailor
you would have tailor
he/she/it would have tailor
we would have tailor
you would have tailor
they would have tailor
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tailoring
you would have been tailoring
he/she/it would have been tailoring
we would have been tailoring
you would have been tailoring
they would have been tailoring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tailor
we let´s tailor
you tailor
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tailor
Past participle
tailored
Present Participle
tailoring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAILOR


ala
ˈeɪlə
alar
ˈeɪlə
Coleridge-Taylor
ˌkəʊlərɪdʒˈteɪlə
curtailer
kɜːˈteɪlə
detailer
ˈdiːteɪlə
e-tailer
ˈiːˌteɪlə
entailer
ɪnˈteɪlə
favela
fɑːˈveɪlə
mailer
ˈmeɪlə
retailer
ˈriːteɪlə
retailor
ˌriːˈteɪlə
sailor
ˈseɪlə
scalar
ˈskeɪlə
tailer
ˈteɪlə
talar
ˈteɪlə
Taylor
ˈteɪlə
tractor-trailer
ˌtræktəˈtreɪlə
trailer
ˈtreɪlə
Venezuela
ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlə
wholesaler
ˈhəʊlseɪlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAILOR

tailgater
tailgating
tailhopping
tailing
tailings
taille
tailless
taillessness
tailleur
taillie
tailor-made
tailor-make
tailor´s
tailor´s chalk
tailor´s dummy
tailor´s-tack
tailorbird
tailored
tailoress
tailoring

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAILOR

bachelor
bailor
bicolor
boardsailor
chancellor
color
councillor
councilor
counsellor
dolor
jailor
lor
multicolor
similor
Sinbad the Sailor
skin color
Technicolor
valor
versicolor
vice chancellor

Synonyms and antonyms of tailor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TAILOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tailor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tailor

Translation of «tailor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAILOR

Find out the translation of tailor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tailor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tailor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

裁缝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sastre
570 millions of speakers

English

tailor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दर्जी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَيِّاط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

портной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alfaiate
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দরজী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tailleur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jahitan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schneider
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テーラー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재봉사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngatur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thợ may
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தையல்காரர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिंपी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

terzi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sarto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krawiec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кравець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

croitor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ράφτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

maat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skräddare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skredder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tailor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAILOR»

The term «tailor» is very widely used and occupies the 10.259 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAILOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tailor

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10 QUOTES WITH «TAILOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tailor.
1
Waris Ahluwalia
I travel a lot, and I hunt for fabrics, then I have the tailor make me something.
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Waris Ahluwalia
I think the reason for my fascination with craft is what it represents, what it means in our culture, what it means in our history and in humanity. It was the idea that you could go to your butcher to get something, you could go to your tailor to get this, and you could go to your cobbler to get that.
3
Waris Ahluwalia
I like having a tailor everywhere because I am everywhere.
4
Phil Anselmo
It seems like if you are not painted up special way or have some tailor made outfit to put on to go out on stage... I don't know... there's too much of it out there.
5
William Banting
My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change.
6
Matt Bomer
If you're wearing suits and you want to create your own sense of style, get to the tailor.
7
Marcus Buckingham
Born of the impossibly varied options we have to amuse ourselves, cutting-edge companies are finding innovative ways to tailor our entertainment choices to who we are, relieving us of the burden of finding the diamond in the rough of 500 TV channels or thousands of movies and music albums released every year.
8
Neve Campbell
You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold.
9
Nick Cave
A gentleman never talks about his tailor.
10
Mike Colter
The big budget films have money to do things that are not necessarily essential but sure are comforting. The catering is usually much better. And you have way more of anything you could possibly need. You definitely get a trailer. My shirt and suit for 'Million Dollar Baby' were tailor made.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAILOR»

Discover the use of tailor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tailor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Tailor-Made Bride
Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas's new dressmaker.
Karen Witemeyer, 2010
2
The Tailor and Ansty
The Tailor and Ansty was banned soon after its first publication in 1942 and was the subject of much bitter controversy.
Eric Cross, 1970
3
The Tudor tailor: reconstructing 16th-century dress
Essential source book for reconstructing clothing 1509 to 1603.
Ninya Mikhaila, Jane Malcolm-Davies, 2006
4
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The enduring novel by one of our greatest storytellers.
John le Carré, 2008
5
Tailor Made Concrete Structures: New Solutions for our ...
The book includes contributions from leading scientists and professionals in concrete and concrete structures worldwide, and covers: – Life cycle design – Design strategies for the future – Underground structures – Monitoring and ...
Joost C. Walraven, Dick Stoelhorst, 2008
6
The Hunchback's Tailor: Giovanni Giolitti and Liberal Italy ...
Examines the political life of one of Italy's most notable prime ministers, Giovanni Giolitti (1842-1928).
Alexander J. De Grand, 2001
7
Tailor-Made Polymers: Via Immobilization of Alpha-Olefin ...
This first comprehensive handbook on this exciting field provides readers with a clear understanding of the current state of the art, ingenious solutions and opportunities.
John R. Severn, John C. Chadwick, 2008
8
Nudie: The Rodeo Tailor
The Cars 6. Nudie and Bobbie 7. Hollywood Cowboys 8. Movies and TV 9. Everything for the Horse and Rider 10. Parties 11. Men Without Shirts, Big Hair, Cool Cats 12. Nudie and His Mandolin 13. Family 14. Nudie Now About the Authors
Jamie Lee Nudie, Mary Lynn Cabrall, 2004
9
Himmler's Jewish Tailor: The Story of Holocaust Survivor ...
Profiles a Polish tailor who survived four concentration camps, headed an operation of 450 tailors supervised by Himmler and Eichmann, and testified in war crimes trials about the atrocities and massacres against the Jews.
Jacob Frank, 2000
10
The Journeyman Tailor
In the villages and on the mountains of County Tyrone, in the heartland of the Provisional IRA's most active Brigade, the golden rule is 'Hear nothing, see nothing, know nothing'.
Gerald Seymour, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAILOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tailor is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy author John Le Carre to make cameo in …
The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy writer will be briefly starring in BBC's forthcoming espionage drama The Night Manager. The drama has a star-studded cast which ... «Express.co.uk, Jun 15»
2
George Zimmer Starts an 'Uber for Tailors'
On Monday, he will unveil his new company, zTailors, a website and app that connects customers and their frumpy wardrobes with on-demand tailors who are ... «New York Times, May 15»
3
Robert Lewandowski: Bayern Munich striker 'tailor-made for Arsenal …
Robert Lewandowski, who has been named as a substitute in two of Bayern Munich's last four matches, would be "tailor-made" for the Premier League, says ... «The Independent, Feb 15»
4
Meet the Tailor for Presidents Past and Present
Since stitching suits for President Eisenhower, Greenfield has been the tailor for most commanders-in-chief, including President Obama. Bill Clinton also trusted ... «ABC News, Nov 14»
5
Foreign tech companies hire tailors to fit new iPhones in customers …
Shanghai's Chinese Unicom branch has hired a tailor to expand clients' jean pockets to fit the oversized iPhone 6 Plus, which was released in China and India ... «New York Daily News, Oct 14»
6
In-store tailor enlarges pockets for iPhone 6 Plus
SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Chinese telecom branch enticed customers to try out the larger iPhone 6 Plus by having an in-store tailor available to enlarge the ... «UPI.com, Oct 14»
7
Canadian tailor to make bulletproof three-piece suit
A Canadian tailor is releasing a three-piece suit that has everything a danger-seeking 21st century executive could need – killer looks plus bulletproof protection ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 13»
8
When the Pope Is Chosen, His Tailors Will Be Ready
They are the craftsmen of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, papal tailors since the 18th century. Immediately after Pope Benedict XVI announced his plans to retire, the ... «New York Times, Mar 13»
9
A Tailor Admits Underpaying on His Taxes by the Millions
Mr. Ramchandani, 66, enjoyed renown as the tailor to New York's premier athletes. In a 1993 profile in The New York Times, he recalled coming here from India ... «New York Times, Mar 13»
10
Homeland Recap: The Tailor of Gettysburg
Homeland Recap: The Tailor of Gettysburg ... frankly, any yutz with a Chevette could probably do: get the tailor/bomb-maker and spirit him away to a safe house ... «Vulture, Oct 12»

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