tailored

adjective
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 Both the narrowly tailored law and the lifting of the signature requirement apply only to the primaries and, if needed, runoff elections that would follow two weeks later. USA TODAY, "Homeless rerouted, ‘safe’ Margaritaville, summer camps cancel: News from around our 50 states," 27 May 2020 Anticipating the end of stimulus, lobbyists are arguing for tailored support, The Wall Street Journal reports. New York Times, "Warren Buffett Isn’t Buying Anything," 4 May 2020 Part of the idea is to try to drill down close to the community level, providing a tailored view that can help state and local officials. Fortune, "White House turns to statistical models for coronavirus forecast," 31 Mar. 2020 But as scientists shed more light on the varying patterns of the condition, treatment may become more tailored to the individual. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "Sleep Apnea Is Different for Women," 29 Mar. 2020 In the trilogy, there is also a landscape crop of three very similar-looking male models, two of which are wearing what look like chainlink skirts, while a third splays on the floor of a gray set, donning a tailored coat of the same colour. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Thanks To LOEWE, Megan Rapinoe’s Face Is All Over Paris," 16 Jan. 2020 So on top of its anti-spam and anti-phishing efforts, Gmail expanded its malware detection capabilities at the end of last year to include more tailored document monitoring. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Gmail Is Catching More Malicious Attachments With Deep Learning," 25 Feb. 2020 That's why the tailored feeds of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and the like are so effective at radicalizing users and fomenting division. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Social Dilemma': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020 While other players showed up at Madison Square Garden in tailored suits, Pavelich arrived in his tattered Olympics jacket. John Rosengren, Washington Post, "An Olympic Hockey Hero, a Violent Crime and the Specter of Brain Trauma," 12 Feb. 2020

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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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1 Jun 2020

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“Tailored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailored. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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