Definitions for: Make

[n] the act of mixing cards haphazardly
[n] a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
[v] act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
[v] eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
[v] change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
[v] have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
[v] behave in a certain way; "make merry"
[v] give certain properties to something; "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"
[v] put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
[v] develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
[v] favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
[v] cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
[v] institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
[v] calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
[v] consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
[v] make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"
[v] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "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"
[v] pretend to be; imitate; "She makes like an actress"
[v] assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
[v] gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
[v] perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
[v] induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
[v] make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
[v] create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
[v] create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
[v] create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
[v] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
[v] compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
[v] make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
[v] make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
[v] prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
[v] organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course", etc.
[v] reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
[v] reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
[v] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
[v] proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
[v] head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
[v] appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us"
[v] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "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"
[v] achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
[v] charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
[v] engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
[v] carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
[v] form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof"
[v] constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
[v] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
[v] amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
[v] be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
[v] add up to; "four and four make eight"
[v] be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
[v] undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

Webster (1913) Definition: Make, n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.]
A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]

For in this world no woman is Worthy to be my make.

Make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Made; p. pr. & vb. n.
Making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n,
OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit,
prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]
1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to
produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in
various specific uses or applications:
(a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain
form; to construct; to fabricate.

He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
he had made it a molten calf. --Ex. xxxii.
(b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.

And Art, with her contending, doth aspire To
excel the natural with made delights. --Spenser.
(c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or
agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often
used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the
simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make
complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to
record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.

Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
--Judg. xvi.

Wealth maketh many friends. --Prov. xix.

I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
excuse of the faults which I have made.
(d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make
a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
(e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as
profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or
happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an
error; to make a loss; to make money.

He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
a second time. --Bacon.
(f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation;
to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or
amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and
the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over;
as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the
distance in one day.
(h) To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to

Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.

2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb,
or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make
public; to make fast.

Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
ii. 14.

See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.

Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
bold; to make free, etc.

3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
esteem, suppose, or represent.

He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
him. --Baker.

4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and

Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually

I will make them hear my words. --Deut. iv.

They should be made to rise at their early hour.

5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or
fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish
the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet
cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.

And old cloak makes a new jerkin. --Shak.

6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
constitute; to form; to amount to.

The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
Make but one temple for the Deity. --Waller.

7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]

Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
brotherhood of city bailiffs? --Dryden.

8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. ``And
make the Libyan shores.'' --Dryden.

They that sail in the middle can make no land of
either side. --Sir T.

To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to
put it in order.

To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it.

To make account. See under Account, n.

To make account of, to esteem; to regard.

To make away.
(a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]

If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
mind, they made him away. --Burton.
(b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.]

To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate.

To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture.

To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack.

To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose.

To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer.

To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]

Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
at the casement. --Shak.

To make free with. See under Free, a.

To make good. See under Good.

To make head, to make headway.

To make light of. See under Light, a.

To make little of.
(a) To belittle.
(b) To accomplish easily.

To make love to. See under Love, n.

To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq.
Western U. S.]

To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.

To make much of, to treat with much consideration,,
attention, or fondness; to value highly.

To make no bones. See under Bone, n.

To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to
be a matter of indifference.

To make no doubt, to have no doubt.

To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make
no difference.

To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something,
in a prescribed form of law.

To make of.
(a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know
what to make of the news.
(b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to
account. ``Makes she no more of me than of a slave.''

To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's
self of a charge.

To make out.
(a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out
the meaning of a letter.
(b) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
to make out his case.
(c) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make
out the money.

To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to
alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.

To make sail. (Naut.)
(a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended.
(b) To set sail.

To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift
to do without it. [Colloq.].

To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or
drift backward.

To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if
surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a
request or suggestion.

To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to

To make sure. See under Sure.

To make up.
(a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the
amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.
(b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference
or quarrel.
(c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a
dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.
(d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape,
prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into
pills; to make up a story.

He was all made up of love and charms!
(e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.
(f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make
up accounts.
(g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was
well made up.

To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of
pain or derision.

To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to

To make water.
(a) (Naut.) To leak.
(b) To urinate.

To make way, or To make one's way.
(a) To make progress; to advance.
(b) To open a passage; to clear the way.

To make words, to multiply words.

Make, v. i.
1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to
interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle
or make. [Obs.]

A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make.

2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward
home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.

Note: Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to
make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say,
to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to
make toward, etc.

3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or
against; as, it makes for his advantage. --M. Arnold.

Follow after the things which make for peace. --Rom.
xiv. 19.

Considerations infinite Do make against it. --Shak.

4. To increase; to augment; to accrue.

5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic]
--Chaucer. Tennyson.

To solace him some time, as I do when I make. --P.

To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to
make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).

Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten
before them, and fled. --Josh. viii.

My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly
displeased with me. --Latimer.

To make at, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner;
to attack.

To make away with.
(a) To carry off.
(b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to
(c) To kill; to destroy.

To make off, to go away suddenly.

To make out, to succeed; to be able at last; to make shift;
as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties.

To make up, to become reconciled or friendly.

To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent

To make up to.
(a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us.
(b) To pay addresses to; to make love to.

To make up with, to become reconciled to. [Colloq.]

To make with, to concur or agree with. --Hooker.

Make, n.
Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction;
shape; form.

It our perfection of so frail a make As every plot can
undermine and shake? --Dryden.

On the make,bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain.
[Low, U. S.]

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Antonyms: break, undo, unmake

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