Definitions for: Make Up


[n] cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
[v] apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
[v] put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
[v] come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
[v] devise or compose; "This designer makes up our Spring collections"; "He designed women's shoes"
[v] make up something artificial or untrue
[v] do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
[v] make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; "I have to make up with exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"
[v] form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"



Webster (1913) Definition: Make"-up`, n.
The way in which the parts of anything are put together;
often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc.,
in personating a character.

The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in
their mental make-up. --L. F. Ward.

Synonyms: be, catch up with, compensate, comprise, conciliate, constitute, cook up, fabricate, invent, make, makeup, manufacture, patch up, pay, pay off, reconcile, represent, settle, war paint

See Also: agree, appease, blackface, blusher, clean up, compose, concoct, concord, concur, confabulate, cosmetic, cosmetics, design, dream up, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, eyeshadow, face powder, fall into, fall under, fix, form, get, greasepaint, groom, hatch, hold, kohl, lip rouge, lip-gloss, lipstick, lipstick, make, make peace, mascara, mythologise, mythologize, neaten, neaten, paint, pay back, pose, powder, present, propitiate, range, recoup, recover, recuperate, rouge, rouge, settle, spin, square away, straddle, straighten, straighten out, supplement, think of, think up, tidy, tidy up, trump up, vamp, vamp up

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