makeshift, stopgap, make-doadjective
something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
improvised, jury-rigged, makeshiftadjective
done or made using whatever is available
"crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means. James Mill.
A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
Made to work or suffice; improvised; substituted.
They used the ledge and a few branches for a makeshift shelter.
that with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient
The numerical value of makeshift in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of makeshift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
It's an extremely makeshift, temporary answer to a very complex problem, it doesn't work for long, living in a motel, especially a crowded motel. It is a terrible situation for a young child.
Then we must secure our borders even more, to protect internal borders is a makeshift solution. But we have to be prepared.
The hydrotechnical structure was built in a makeshift way, as I surmise, in violation of all conceivable and inconceivable standards.
The comment was written on a makeshift wall on our private property, normally used for a game of capture the flag, to mock the ideologies of a political candidate.
I was surprised to see how much it affected me as soon as I got here and saw these makeshift memorials, my kids grew up with Kobe Bryant and Kobe Bryant meant so much to all three of my children. So I sort of experienced all that along with my kids.
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Translations for makeshift
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- provisionalCatalan, Valencian
- Notbehelf, Notlösung, behelfsmäßig, provisorisch, ProvisoriumGerman
- provisional, apaño, improvisaciónSpanish
- hätävara -, tilapäis-, hätävaraFinnish
- de fortuneFrench
- sealachScottish Gaelic
- fortinHaitian Creole
- di fortuna, ripiego, improvvisazione, improvvisatoItalian
- provisorisch, noodoplossingDutch
- nødløsning, improvisertNorwegian
- prowizoryczny, prowizorkaPolish
- improvisado, improvisoPortuguese
- самодельный, временная замена, временное приспособление, временный, импровизированныйRussian
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