What does make-up mean?

Definitions for make-up

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. makeup, make-up(noun)

    an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event

    "he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later"

  2. constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up(noun)

    the way in which someone or something is composed

  3. makeup, make-up, war paint(verb)

    cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

  4. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)

    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"

  5. make up(verb)

    devise or compose

    "This designer makes up our Spring collections"

  6. pay, pay off, make up, compensate(verb)

    do or give something to somebody in return

    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

  7. make up, catch up with(verb)

    make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point

    "I have to make up a French exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"

  8. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

  9. make, make up(verb)

    put in order or neaten

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

  10. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

  11. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle(verb)

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

  12. make up(verb)

    apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

    "She makes herself up every morning"


  1. make-up(n.)

    The constituent parts of anything; as, the makeup of the new congress was predominantly conservative.

  2. make-up(n.)

    Cosmetics applied to the face, such as lipstick, facial power, or eye shadow.

  3. make-up(n.)

    The aggregate of cosmetics and costume worn by an actor.

  4. make-up(n.)

    The effect or appearance of the wearing of makeup (in senses 3 or 4); often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character; as, her makeup was very realistic.

  5. make-up(n.)

    An action that is taken to fulfill a requirement not accomplished at the expected time, such as a make-up examination; as, the student took his make-up on Saturday.

  6. make-up(n.)

    (Printing) The appearance of a page of a publication, specifically the type style of the text and the spatial arrangement of the text, illustrations, advertising material etc., on the page.

  7. make-up(n.)

    (Printing) The art or process of arranging the portions of a printed publication on the pages for esthetic reasons or for optimal effect on the reader.


  1. make-up(Noun)

    See usage notes there.

  2. make-up(Adjective)

    Made-up, false, imaginary, fabricated.

  3. make-up(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a reconciliation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Make-up(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'make-up' in Nouns Frequency: #2485


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make-up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make-up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Obie Anthony:

    The money will never make up for it.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    After that, I'll have to make up my mind.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    The sands are number'd that make up my life.

  4. Ricardo Barrientos:

    What he knows how to do is to put on make-up.

  5. Megan Sullivan:

    No amount of justice will make up for the loss.

Images & Illustrations of make-up

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Translations for make-up

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  • примирительный, фальшивыйRussian

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