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Definition of "tailor-made" [tai•lor-made]

  • Made by a tailor. (adjective)
  • Perfectly fitted to a condition, preference, or purpose; made or as if made to order: tailor-made renovations. (adjective)
  • A garment made by a tailor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tailor-made" in a sentence
  • "Having opened a school whose needs eventually outstripped even what this new facility had to offer, in 1992 the congregation voted to purchase a large tract of land some five miles further west, and began construction on a campus envisioned to be tailor-made for the educational, worship, and social life of the church."
  • "If reality matches a myth, it's tailor-made to be remembered."
  • "The process was at first condemned by many who saw it as scientists playing God and the first step toward a brave new world of tailor-made children."