tai·​lored | \ ˈtā-lərd How to pronounce tailored (audio) \

Definition of tailored

1 : fashioned or fitted to resemble a tailor's work
3 : having the look of one fitted by a custom tailor

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Examples of tailored in a Sentence

pants bought off the rack never fit me so I have to buy tailored ones instead
Recent Examples on the Web That felony charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years -- the same punishment as the sedition charge but more tailored to the situation of blocking Congress' certification of the Electoral College result. Evan Perez, CNN, 24 June 2021 Whether that means delivering smarter, more tailored loans or switching to a digital platform, each service will be different. Dmitry Dolgorukov, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Most are crafted from multiple layers of foam (and sometimes other materials, such as springs) to provide a more tailored sleep experience. Camryn Rabideau, Forbes, 30 May 2021 There will be a couple posing for what have to be engagement pictures, he in a dove-gray sport coat, she in a tailored white suit, in each shot crossing her ankles just so. Michael S. Hopkins, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2021 The Republican offer is a more tailored package, focused on roads, bridges and broadband spending, and without the broader investments the president argues should be part of any modern infrastructure deal. Lisa Mascaro, ajc, 20 May 2021 Mobile vaccinations are more tailored but less efficient in terms of numbers alone. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2021 This activates the business case in a real and tailored manner. Stephen Frost, Forbes, 11 May 2021 The difficulty, where bra fit is concerned, is that the size charts and broad bra size calculators available online have never been accurate enough to guarantee a fit or replicate a true, tailored experience. Lela London, Forbes, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of tailored

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tailored was in 1862

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2 Jul 2021

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“Tailored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailored. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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