/tay"leuhr/, n.
1. a person whose occupation is the making, mending, or altering of clothes, esp. suits, coats, and other outer garments.
2. to make by tailor's work.
3. to fashion or adapt to a particular taste, purpose, need, etc.: to tailor one's actions to those of another.
4. to fit or furnish with clothing.
5. Chiefly U.S. Mil. to make (a uniform) to order; cut (a ready-made uniform) so as to cause to fit more snugly; taper.
6. to do the work of a tailor.
[1250-1300; ME (n.) < AF tailour, OF tailleor, equiv. to taill(ier) to cut ( < LL taliare, deriv. of L talea a cutting, lit., heel-piece; see TALLY) + -or -OR2]
/tay"leuhr/, n. Brit. Dial.
a stroke of a bell indicating someone's death; knell.
[alter. by folk etym. of TELLER]

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