What does make mean?

Definitions for make
meɪkmake

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word make.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brand, makenoun

    a recognizable kind

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

  2. shuffle, shuffling, makeverb

    the act of mixing cards haphazardly

  3. make, doverb

    engage in

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

  4. make, getverb

    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, createverb

    make or cause to be or to become

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

  6. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeverb

    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, makeverb

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

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

  8. produce, make, createverb

    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, makeverb

    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. makeverb

    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, makeverb

    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 inverb

    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, makeverb

    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, makeverb

    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 toverb

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

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

  16. makeverb

    be or be capable of being changed or made into

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

  17. makeverb

    make by shaping or bringing together constituents

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

  18. makeverb

    perform or carry out

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

  19. construct, build, makeverb

    make by combining materials and parts

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

  20. makeverb

    change from one form into another

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

  21. makeverb

    act in a certain way so as to acquire

    "make friends"; "make enemies"

  22. name, nominate, makeverb

    charge with a function; charge to be

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

  23. have, get, makeverb

    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, gainverb

    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, makeverb

    institute, enact, or establish

    "make laws"

  26. makeverb

    carry out or commit

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

  27. makeverb

    form by assembling individuals or constituents

    "Make a quorum"

  28. hold, throw, have, make, giveverb

    organize or be responsible for

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

  29. make, make upverb

    put in order or neaten

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

  30. take, makeverb

    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, makeverb

    have a bowel movement

    "The dog had made in the flower beds"

  32. makeverb

    undergo fabrication or creation

    "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

  33. makeverb

    be suitable for

    "Wood makes good furniture"

  34. makeverb

    add up to

    "four and four make eight"

  35. makeverb

    amount to

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

  36. makeverb

    constitute the essence of

    "Clothes make the man"

  37. makeverb

    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, workverb

    proceed along a path

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

  39. makeverb

    reach in time

    "We barely made the plane"

  40. makeverb

    gather and light the materials for

    "make a fire"

  41. cook, fix, ready, make, prepareverb

    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, makeverb

    induce to have sex

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

  43. makeverb

    assure the success of

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

  44. make, pretend, make believeverb

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

    "She makes like an actress"

  45. makeverb

    consider as being

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

  46. makeverb

    calculate as being

    "I make the height about 100 feet"

  47. makeverb

    cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

    "make my day"

  48. makeverb

    favor the development of

    "Practice makes the winner"

  49. makeverb

    develop into

    "He will make a splendid father!"

  50. makeverb

    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 waterverb

    eliminate urine

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Makenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  2. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  3. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  4. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  5. Makeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  6. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  7. Makeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  8. Makeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  9. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  10. Makeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  11. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  12. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  13. Makeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  14. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  15. Makeverb

    to be engaged or concerned in

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  16. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  17. Makeverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  18. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  19. Makeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  20. Makeverb

    to increase; to augment; to accrue

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  21. Makeverb

    to compose verses; to write poetry; to versify

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  22. Makenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Make

    māk, v.t. to fashion, frame, or form: to produce: to bring about: to perform: to force: to render: to represent, or cause to appear to be: to turn: to occasion: to bring into any state or condition: to establish: to prepare: to obtain: to ascertain: to arrive in sight of: to reach: (B.) to be occupied with: to do.—v.i. to tend or move: to contribute: (B.) to feign or pretend:—pa.t. and pa.p. māde.—n. form or shape: structure, texture.—v.i. Make′-believe′, to pretend, feign.—n. a mere pretence.—ns. Make′-peace (Shak.), a peace-maker; Mak′er, one who makes: the Creator: a poet; Make′shift, something done or used to serve a shift or turn: something used only for a time.—adj. having the character of a temporary resource.—ns. Make′-up, the way anything is arranged: an actor's materials for personating a part: (print.) the arrangement of composed types into columns or pages, as in imposition; Make′-weight, that which is thrown into a scale to make up the weight: something of little value added to supply a deficiency; Mak′ing, the act of forming: structure: form.—Make account of (see Account); Make a figure, to be conspicuous; Make after, to follow or pursue; Make amends, to render compensation or satisfaction; Make as if, to act as if, to pretend that; Make at, to make a hostile movement against; Make away, to put out of the way, to destroy; Make away with, to squander; Make believe (see Believe); Make bold (see Bold); Make for, to move toward, to tend to the advantage of—so in B.; Make free with, to treat freely or without ceremony; Make good, to maintain, to justify, to fulfil; Make head against, to oppose successfully; Make light of (see Light); Make little of, to treat as insignificant; Make love to (see Love); Make much of, to treat with fondness, to cherish, to foster; Make no doubt, to have no doubt, to be confident; Make of, to understand by, to effect: to esteem; Make off with, to run away with; Make one's way, to proceed: to succeed; Make out, to discover: to prove: to furnish: to succeed; Make over, to remake, reconstruct: to transfer; Make pace, to increase the speed; Make sail, to increase the quantity of sail: to set sail; Make sure, to be certain of; Make sure of, to consider as certain, to secure to one's self; Make the most of, to use to the best advantage; Make up, to fabricate: to feign: to collect into one: to complete, supplement: to assume a particular form of features: to determine: to reckon: to make good: to repair: to harmonise, adjust; Make up for, to compensate; Make up to, to approach: to become friendly. [A.S. macian; Ger. machen.]

  2. Make

    māk, n. (Spens.) a mate, consort, equal.—adj. Make′less (Shak.), without a make or mate. [A.S. ge-maca; Ice. maki, a mate.]

Editors Contribution

  1. make

    To create.

    They did make a cake as they loved to cook together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of make in a Sentence

  1. Wasserman Schultz:

    As one of the first female combat veterans to serve in Congress and the first American Samoan and Hindu member of Congress, Congresswoman Gabbard is a role model who embodies the American ideal that anyone can dream big and make a difference, she is also a colleague in Congress and a friend, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside her when our Party unites behind whoever emerges as our nominee.

  2. Moises Vazquez:

    I do the same job as anyone else, I don't think it's the best class in the world just because I put on a suit. But I assure you I want to be the most honest and dedicated there is, I just want to make the classroom a better place.

  3. Sarah Weichel MGMT Clients:

    Three years ago, I wouldn’t have even been able to make a living being a digital manager, but now that deal flow is more robust, I can afford to commission 10 percent and make a living -- and also help encourage cleaner, more efficient business in the space.

  4. Patrick Henry:

    Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

  5. Carole Baskin:

    Hey all you cool cats and kittens, there is something you can do to end the abuse of big cats and to save them in the wild and that's to make the call of the wild.

Images & Illustrations of make

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Translations for make

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  • maak, vorm, produseer, doenAfrikaans
  • መስራትAmharic
  • صنع, فعلArabic
  • зрабі́ць, рабі́цьBelarusian
  • ferCatalan, Valencian
  • udělat, ustlat, tvořit, vyrábět, přimět, značka, donutit, stavět, činit, stlát, vytvářet, dělat, přinutitCzech
  • gorfodi, creu, cynhyrchu, awgrymu, dehongliWelsh
  • gøre, fremstille, fabrikat, udføre, mærke, lave, få til, skabeDanish
  • machen, zwingen, interpretieren, bringen, Fabrikat, lassen, Marke, produzieren, bauenGerman
  • μάρκα, καταλαβαίνω, κατασκευάζω, φτιάχνω, κάνω, καταφέρνωGreek
  • markoEsperanto
  • hacer, producir, marca, obligar, formarSpanish
  • ساختنPersian
  • merkki, tulkita, tehdä, luoda, tunnistaa, tuottaa, teettää, rakentaa, saada, pakottaa, ajatella, malli, ollaFinnish
  • gagner, marque, faire, rendreFrench
  • tinke, meitsje, dwaan litte, grutmeitsje, fertsjinje, foarmjeWestern Frisian
  • tabhair ar, déanIrish
  • dèan, càirichScottish Gaelic
  • facerGalician
  • גרם, בנה, הכריח, עשהHebrew
  • बनानाHindi
  • készít, csinálHungarian
  • դարձնել, մեկնաբանել, ստեղծել, հարկադրել, պատրաստել, շինել, -եցն-, -ցն-, կազմել, մակնիշ, սարքել, անել, -ացն-, հասկանալ, լինել, դրդել, արտադրել, ստիպելArmenian
  • marca, fare, rendereItalian
  • 製, させる, 作る, メーク, 解釈, 成し遂げる, 創造, 推測, 製造, 構成, 成す, 創る, 強制, 生産, 銘柄, 引き起こす, 建設, [[原因]]に[[なる]]Japanese
  • 만들다, 하다Korean
  • distingo, facio, ago, struo, creo, cogo, compello, producoLatin
  • hangaMāori
  • maken, doen, brengen, denken, vormen, merk, interpreterenDutch
  • czynić, tworzyć, zmuszać, konstruować, sprawiać, robić, markaPolish
  • marca, interpretar, fazer, construirPortuguese
  • faceRomanian
  • де́лать, изгото́вить, прину́дить, создава́ть, изгота́вливать, ма́рка, созда́ть, изготовля́ть, принужда́ть, сде́лать, заставля́ть, заста́витьRussian
  • nareditiSlovene
  • märke, göraSwedish
  • виготовля́ти, роби́ти, вигото́вити, зроби́тиUkrainian
  • بناناUrdu
  • làmVietnamese
  • 製作Chinese

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