made-to-or·​der ˌmād-tü-ˈȯr-dər How to pronounce made-to-order (audio)
: produced to supply a special or an individual demand : custom-made
: ideally suited (as to a particular purpose)
started the double play on a made-to-order grounder

Examples of made-to-order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes gingerbread houses, pastries, and Hardy’s Hot Cocoa Hideaway, which offers four types of made-to-order hot chocolate. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 1 Dec. 2023 Since most options are made-to-order, this piece is likely non-refundable, but West Elm does offer 30-day returns for standard stock. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2023 Each sophisticated wreath is made-to-order and hand-arranged by professional floral designer Lauren Bryant to deliver a one-of-a-kind wreath crafted from premium materials that will last for years. Staff Author, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Oct. 2023 After a made-to-order hot breakfast, guests climb on mountain bikes prepared by the camp mechanic. Katie Jackson, Robb Report, 5 Oct. 2023 The marketplace of artists and independent retailers is a haven for unique vintage rugs, handmade designs, and custom, made-to-order options, often at affordable prices. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023 Also Henry Po, who did all the made-to-order, Katy Bucher, my key costumer and Brooke Thatawat, my supervisor. Sophia Scorziello, Variety, 9 Sep. 2023 But for the tenants of one East Boston three-bedroom, there’s a perk that’s made-to-order: free pizza, once a week. Globe Staff,, 24 Aug. 2023 The company sells a wide array of made-to-order furniture and home designs. Tatjana Freund, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of made-to-order was in 1878

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“Made-to-order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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