[ meyd-too-awr-der, -tuh- ]
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  1. made in accordance with an individual's specifications or requirements: a made-to-order suit.: Compare ready-to-wear.

  2. perfectly suited.

Origin of made-to-order

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby made-to-order Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use made-to-order in a sentence

  • Therefore the company does not include a horse in the preliminary equipment of a "made-to-order" farm.

    A Stake in the Land | Peter Alexander Speek
  • They really fitted him,—it was his first made-to-order suit,—and he seemed slimmer and better modelled.

    Martin Eden | Jack London

Other Idioms and Phrases with made-to-order


Also, built to order. Very suitable, as in Her new assignment was built to order for her. In its literal use, this idiom refers to an item fashioned according to particular instructions. [Mid-1900s]

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