makeshift, stopgap, make-do(adj)
something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
improvised, jury-rigged, makeshift(adj)
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
Examples of makeshift in a Sentence
Those were makeshift camps, and have nothing to do with this one.
Then we must secure our borders even more, to protect internal borders is a makeshift solution. But we have to be prepared.
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.
We just don't know how many people exactly were buried since we don't have any data on people living there, it was just a slum with these ... workers living in makeshift tents.
We've got to break the business model of the criminal smugglers and stop the desperate flow of people crammed into makeshift vessels from embarking on a fruitless and perilous journey.
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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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