What does improvise mean?

Definitions for improvise
ˈɪm prəˌvaɪzim·pro·vise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise(verb)

    perform without preparation

    "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

  2. improvise, extemporize(verb)

    manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

    "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"

GCIDE

  1. Improvise(v. t.)

    To bring about, arrange, do, or make, immediately or on short notice, without previous preparation and with no known precedent as a guide.

  2. Origin: [F. improviser, it. improvvisare, fr. improvviso unprovided, sudden, extempore, L. improvisus; pref. im- not + provisus foreseen, provided. See Proviso.]

Wiktionary

  1. improvise(Verb)

    To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improvise(verb)

    to compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously

  2. Improvise(verb)

    to bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation

  3. Improvise(verb)

    to invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone

  4. Improvise(verb)

    to produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand

  5. Origin: [F. improviser, it. improvvisare, fr. improvviso unprovided, sudden, extempore, L. improvisus; pref. im- not + provisus foreseen, provided. See Proviso.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of improvise in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of improvise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of improvise in a Sentence

  1. Richard Doelle:

    Synthesize or improvise.

  2. Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath:

    Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise.

  3. Kyrie Irving:

    Basketball isn't a game; it's an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget 'em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters; getting buckets.

  4. Melissa McCarthy:

    I think it's really fun. We worked really, really hard on the script. We're constantly changing it at the end of each night of shooting, we re-evaluate has anything changed today that may affect the work tomorrow, we improvise tiny little bits. I improvise a lot but it never strays away from that map.

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