Definitions for make

Definitions for (noun) make

Main entry: make, shuffle, shuffling

Definition: the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Main entry: brand, make

Definition: a recognizable kind

Usage: there's a new brand of hero in the movies now; what make of car is that?

Definitions for (verb) make

Main entry: make

Definition: act in a certain way so as to acquire

Usage: make friends; make enemies

Main entry: pass water, pee, pee-pee, puddle, relieve oneself, piddle, piss, make, make water, micturate, wee, wee-wee, urinate, take a leak, spend a penny

Definition: eliminate urine

Usage: Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

Main entry: stool, take a crap, take a shit, shit, make, ca-ca, defecate, crap

Definition: have a bowel movement

Usage: The dog had made in the flower beds

Main entry: make

Definition: behave in a certain way

Usage: make merry

Main entry: make, get

Definition: give certain properties to something

Usage: get someone mad; She made us look silly; He made a fool of himself at the meeting; Don't make this into a big deal; This invention will make you a millionaire; Make yourself clear

Main entry: make, make up

Definition: put in order or neaten

Usage: make the bed; make up a room

Main entry: make

Definition: develop into

Usage: He will make a splendid father!

Main entry: make

Definition: change from one form into another

Usage: make water into wine; make lead into gold; make clay into bricks

Main entry: make

Definition: favor the development of

Usage: Practice makes the winner

Main entry: make

Definition: cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

Usage: make my day

Main entry: establish, make, lay down

Definition: institute, enact, or establish

Usage: make laws

Main entry: make

Definition: calculate as being

Usage: I make the height about 100 feet

Main entry: make

Definition: consider as being

Usage: It wasn't the problem some people made it

Main entry: draw, make

Definition: make, formulate, or derive in the mind

Usage: I draw a line here; draw a conclusion; draw parallels; make an estimate; What do you make of his remarks?

Main entry: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa

Main entry: make, make believe, pretend

Definition: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

Usage: She makes like an actress

Main entry: make

Definition: assure the success of

Usage: A good review by this critic will make your play!

Main entry: make, seduce, score

Definition: induce to have sex

Usage: Harry finally seduced Sally; Did you score last night?; Harry made Sally

Main entry: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Main entry: make, do

Definition: create or design, often in a certain way

Usage: Do my room in blue; I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest

Main entry: create, make, produce

Definition: create or manufacture a man-made product

Usage: We produce more cars than we can sell; The company has been making toys for two centuries

Main entry: create, make

Definition: create by artistic means

Usage: create a poem; Schoenberg created twelve-tone music; Picasso created Cubism; Auden made verses

Main entry: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Main entry: make

Definition: compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way

Usage: People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!; Heat makes you sweat

Main entry: make

Definition: make by shaping or bringing together constituents

Usage: make a dress; make a cake; make a wall of stones

Main entry: construct, make, build

Definition: make by combining materials and parts

Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Main entry: ready, prepare, make, cook, fix

Definition: prepare for eating by applying heat

Usage: Cook me dinner, please; can you make me an omelette?; fix breakfast for the guests, please

Main entry: make, have, hold, give, throw

Definition: organize or be responsible for

Usage: hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course

Main entry: make

Definition: gather and light the materials for

Usage: make a fire

Main entry: make

Definition: perform or carry out

Usage: make a decision; make a move; make advances; make a phone call

Main entry: hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

Definition: reach a destination, either real or abstract

Usage: We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Main entry: make

Definition: reach in time

Usage: We barely made the plane

Main entry: get to, make, reach, progress to

Definition: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"

Usage: We made it!; She may not make the grade

Main entry: make, work

Definition: proceed along a path

Usage: work one's way through the crowd; make one's way into the forest

Main entry: take, make

Definition: head into a specified direction

Usage: The escaped convict took to the hills; We made for the mountains

Main entry: make

Definition: appear to begin an activity

Usage: He made to speak but said nothing in the end; She made as if to say hello to us

Main entry: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

Definition: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Usage: How much do you make a month in your new job?; She earns a lot in her new job; this merger brought in lots of money; He clears $5,000 each month

Main entry: make, have, get

Definition: achieve a point or goal

Usage: Nicklaus had a 70; The Brazilian team got 4 goals; She made 29 points that day

Main entry: nominate, name, make

Definition: charge with a function; charge to be

Usage: She was named Head of the Committee; She was made president of the club

Main entry: make, do

Definition: engage in

Usage: make love, not war; make an effort; do research; do nothing; make revolution

Main entry: make

Definition: carry out or commit

Usage: make a mistake; commit a faux-pas

Main entry: make

Definition: form by assembling individuals or constituents

Usage: Make a quorum

Main entry: make

Definition: constitute the essence of

Usage: Clothes make the man

Main entry: make, form, constitute

Definition: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

Usage: The branches made a roof; This makes a fine introduction

Main entry: make

Definition: amount to

Usage: This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living

Main entry: make

Definition: be or be capable of being changed or made into

Usage: He makes a great host; He will make a fine father

Main entry: make

Definition: add up to

Usage: four and four make eight

Main entry: make

Definition: be suitable for

Usage: Wood makes good furniture

Main entry: make

Definition: undergo fabrication or creation

Usage: This wool makes into a nice sweater

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