Definitions for makemeɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

makemeɪk(v.; n.)made, mak•ing

  1. (v.t.)to bring into existence by shaping, changing, or combining material:

    to make a dress.

  2. to cause to exist or happen:

    to make trouble.

  3. to cause to become:

    to make someone happy.

  4. to appoint:

    made her chairwoman.

  5. to put in the proper condition or state, as for use; prepare:

    to make a bed; made dinner.

  6. to transform:

    making a vice into a virtue.

  7. to induce; compel:

    to make them do it.

  8. to produce, earn, or win for oneself:

    to make a good salary.

  9. to write; compose:

    to make a poem.

  10. to draft:

    to make a will.

  11. to agree upon; arrange:

    to make a deal.

  12. to establish; enact:

    to make laws.

  13. to become:

    You'll make a good lawyer.

  14. to form in the mind:

    to make a decision.

  15. to judge as to the truth, nature, or meaning of:

    What do you make of that remark?

  16. to estimate; reckon:

    I make the value at $1000.

  17. to put together; form:

    to make a matched set.

  18. to amount to; total:

    Two plus two makes four.

  19. to provide:

    That book makes good reading.

  20. to be sufficient to constitute:

    One story does not make a writer.

  21. to be adequate or suitable for:

    This table will make a good lectern.

  22. to assure the success or fame of:

    to make someone's reputation.

  23. to deliver; utter:

    to make a stirring speech.

  24. to move at a particular speed:

    to make 60 miles an hour.

  25. to reach; attain:

    didn't quite make 79 before dying.

  26. to catch:

    just made the last plane.

  27. to attain a position in or on:

    The novel made the bestseller list.

    Category: Informal

  28. to receive notice in or on:

    It made the evening news.

  29. Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.

    Category: Status (usage)

  30. to take a trick with (a card). to fulfill (a contract or bid) in bridge.

    Category: Games

  31. to score:

    She made 40 points.

  32. to close (an electric circuit).

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  33. (v.i.)to act so as to be what is specified:

    to make sure.

  34. to be made, as specified:

    This fabric makes into beautiful drapery.

  35. to move or proceed in a particular direction:

    to make after the thief.

  36. make away with, to carry off; steal.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  37. make for, to move toward. to promote:

    Calm makes for fewer arguments.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  38. make off, to run away.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  39. make off with, to steal.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  40. make out, to write out or complete, as a bill or check. to perceive the meaning of; fathom. to decipher; discern. to suggest or impute: to manage; succeed: Slang. to engage in kissing and caressing; neck. Slang. to have sexual intercourse.

    He made me out to be a liar.

    How are you making out in school?

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  41. make over, to remodel; alter. to transfer the title of (property).

    Category: Verb Phrase

  42. make up, to constitute; compose. to put together; compile. to concoct; invent. to compensate: to complete. to put in order; arrange: to settle; decide: to settle amicably. to become reconciled. to dress in costume and makeup. to apply cosmetics. to make good on (something deficient). to arrange typeset and graphic matter for:

    This will make up for your trouble.

    made up the bed.

    Make up your mind.

    making up newspaper pages.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Printing, Education

  43. make up to, to behave ingratiatingly toward.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  44. make with, Informal. to employ; use:

    Stop making with the jokes.

    Category: Status (usage)

  45. (n.)the style or manner in which something is made; form.

  46. brand:

    a foreign make of car.

  47. disposition; character.

  48. the act or process of making.

  49. quantity made; output.

  50. Slang. identification; description:

    to get a make on the crook.

    Category: Status (usage)

Idioms for make:

  1. make as if or as though,Informal. to act as if; pretend.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  2. make believe,to pretend; imagine.

    Category: Idiom

  3. make do,to manage with whatever is available.

    Category: Idiom

  4. make good, to succeed. to provide payment or redress for. to accomplish successfully. Also, make good on. to fulfill, as a promise.

    Category: Idiom

  5. make it, to achieve success.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  6. make light of,to treat as insignificant.

    Category: Idiom

  7. make like, pretend to be or to be like:

    to make like a clown.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  8. make much of, to treat as significant. to be attentive to.

    Category: Idiom

  9. make short work of,to finish or dispose of quickly.

    Category: Idiom

  10. on the make, in pursuit of social, professional, or financial gain. Slang. in search of amorous or sexual activity.

    Category: Idiom, Informal, Status (usage)

Origin of make:

bef. 900; ME; OE macian, c. OFris makia, OS makōn, OHG mahhōn



Princeton's WordNet

  1. brand, make(noun)

    a recognizable kind

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

  2. shuffle, shuffling, make(verb)

    the act of mixing cards haphazardly

  3. make, do(verb)

    engage in

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

  4. make, get(verb)

    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"

  5. make, create(verb)

    make or cause to be or to become

    "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

  6. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)

    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"

  7. cause, do, make(verb)

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

    "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

  8. produce, make, create(verb)

    create or manufacture a man-made product

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

  9. draw, make(verb)

    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?"

  10. make(verb)

    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"

  11. create, make(verb)

    create by artistic means

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

  12. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in(verb)

    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"

  13. do, make(verb)

    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"

  14. form, constitute, make(verb)

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

    "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

  15. reach, make, get to, progress to(verb)

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

    "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"

  16. make(verb)

    be or be capable of being changed or made into

    "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"

  17. make(verb)

    make by shaping or bringing together constituents

    "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"

  18. make(verb)

    perform or carry out

    "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"

  19. construct, build, make(verb)

    make by combining materials and parts

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

  20. make(verb)

    change from one form into another

    "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"

  21. make(verb)

    act in a certain way so as to acquire

    "make friends"; "make enemies"

  22. name, nominate, make(verb)

    charge with a function; charge to be

    "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

  23. have, get, make(verb)

    achieve a point or goal

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

  24. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain(verb)

    reach a destination, either real or abstract

    "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"

  25. lay down, establish, make(verb)

    institute, enact, or establish

    "make laws"

  26. make(verb)

    carry out or commit

    "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"

  27. make(verb)

    form by assembling individuals or constituents

    "Make a quorum"

  28. hold, throw, have, make, give(verb)

    organize or be responsible for

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

  29. make, make up(verb)

    put in order or neaten

    "make the bed"; "make up a room"

  30. take, make(verb)

    head into a specified direction

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

  31. stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make(verb)

    have a bowel movement

    "The dog had made in the flower beds"

  32. make(verb)

    undergo fabrication or creation

    "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

  33. make(verb)

    be suitable for

    "Wood makes good furniture"

  34. make(verb)

    add up to

    "four and four make eight"

  35. make(verb)

    amount to

    "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"

  36. make(verb)

    constitute the essence of

    "Clothes make the man"

  37. make(verb)

    appear to begin an activity

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

  38. make, work(verb)

    proceed along a path

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

  39. make(verb)

    reach in time

    "We barely made the plane"

  40. make(verb)

    gather and light the materials for

    "make a fire"

  41. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat

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

  42. seduce, score, make(verb)

    induce to have sex

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

  43. make(verb)

    assure the success of

    "A good review by this critic will make your play!"

  44. make, pretend, make believe(verb)

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

    "She makes like an actress"

  45. make(verb)

    consider as being

    "It wasn't the problem some people made it"

  46. make(verb)

    calculate as being

    "I make the height about 100 feet"

  47. make(verb)

    cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

    "make my day"

  48. make(verb)

    favor the development of

    "Practice makes the winner"

  49. make(verb)

    develop into

    "He will make a splendid father!"

  50. make(verb)

    behave in a certain way

    "make merry"

  51. make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water(verb)

    eliminate urine

    "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. make(verb)ɪk

    to create, produce or put together

    a company that makes luxury sail boats; I made a cake.; My grandmother used to make me dresses.; We made a bench from the leftover wood.

  2. makeɪk

    to cause or bring about a particular state

    It makes me happy that he's met someone he loves.; economic conditions that make inflation rise

  3. makeɪk

    to force sb to do sth

    You can't make him go if he doesn't want to.

  4. makeɪk

    to earn an amount of money

    He makes around $40,000 a year.

  5. makeɪk

    used with a noun to indicate that sth is done or arranged

    Close your eyes and make a wish.; to make a promise; Let's make a date for next Thursday.

  6. makeɪk

    to manage to reach or get to

    Will you be able to make the meeting next Friday?

  7. makeɪk

    to have the necessary qualities for sth

    He'd make an excellent police officer.

  8. makeɪk

    (of two numbers) to give a particular total when added together

    10 plus 10 makes 20.

  9. makeɪk

    to pretend

    The kids were making believe the bed was a ship.

  10. makeɪk

    to manage or get by

    We don't have much money but we make do with what we've got.

  11. makeɪk

    to start to have a friendship

    a child who doesn't make friends easily; She made friends with two other girls.

  12. makeɪk

    to manage to get to or be at a place

    After hours of walking they finally made it.; I should just about make it to work on time.

  13. makeɪk

    to become successful

    His dream was to make it big in business.

  14. makeɪk

    to try to gain the best possible things from sth

    Make the most of the time with your children - they grow up fast!

  15. makeɪk

    to allow enough time to do sth

    It's important to make time in your schedule for exercise.

  16. make(noun)ɪk

    an item made by a particular company; = brand

    a well-known make of furniture

Webster Dictionary

  1. Make(noun)

    a companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife

  2. Make(verb)

    to cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create

  3. Make(verb)

    to form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate

  4. Make(verb)

    to produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story

  5. Make(verb)

    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

  6. Make(verb)

    to execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc

  7. Make(verb)

    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

  8. Make(verb)

    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

  9. Make(verb)

    to put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive

  10. Make(verb)

    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

  11. Make(verb)

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

  12. Make(verb)

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

  13. Make(verb)

    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

  14. Make(verb)

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

  15. Make(verb)

    to be engaged or concerned in

  16. Make(verb)

    to reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of

  17. Make(verb)

    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

  18. Make(verb)

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

  19. Make(verb)

    to tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage

  20. Make(verb)

    to increase; to augment; to accrue

  21. Make(verb)

    to compose verses; to write poetry; to versify

  22. Make(noun)

    structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form


  1. Make

    In software development, Make is a utility that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code by reading files called makefiles which specify how to derive the target program. Though integrated development environments and language-specific compiler features can also be used to manage a build process, Make remains widely used, especially in Unix.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'make' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #107

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'make' in Written Corpus Frequency: #145

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'make' in Verbs Frequency: #9

Anagrams of make

  1. Kame

Translations for make

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to create, form or produce

God made the Earth; She makes all her own clothes; He made it out of paper; to make a muddle/mess of the job; to make lunch/coffee; We made an arrangement/agreement/deal/bargain.

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