What does makeshift mean?

Definitions for makeshift
ˈmeɪkˌʃɪftmakeshift

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. makeshift, stopgap, make-do(adj)

    something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

  2. 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"

GCIDE

  1. makeshift(n.)

    That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means. James Mill.

Wiktionary

  1. makeshift(Noun)

    A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.

  2. makeshift(Adjective)

    Made to work or suffice; improvised; substituted.

    They used the ledge and a few branches for a makeshift shelter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Makeshift(noun)

    that with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of makeshift in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of makeshift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of makeshift in a Sentence

  1. Maroofa Bibi:

    When the shelling starts, we rush to cower in the makeshift basements of our home, the power supply gets cut and we wait in the darkness with our terrified children, waiting for it be over.

  2. Carl Mueller:

    She was held in many prisons, she was held in solitary confinement. She was tortured. She was intimidated. She was ultimately raped by al-Baghdadi himself. The Obama administration was criticized over a reported 2015 rescue mission that targetedfour prisoners heldat a makeshift ISIS prison. By the time U.S. commandos stormed the compound, the hostages were already gone. Some relatives and people who worked on the raid blamed the White House for not acting swiftly enough on giving the mission a green light. Specific intelligence had emerged in late Mayproviding officials with the hostages likely location -- including a building, sources told Fox News at the time. The intelligence was described as being.

  3. Tulane University:

    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.

  4. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy:

    We put up a makeshift fence and walk off the distance between the fence at the White House and the actual house itself. We don't have the bushes, we don't have the fountains, we don't get a realistic look at the White House.

  5. Gulfport Police Department -RRB- Woodman:

    Inside the mini-bus, officers found a bin of mostly perishable food that had been left unrefrigerated. There was a five-gallon bucket near the front door that was designated as a makeshift toilet and a propane tank inside the passenger area. The children had no clothing other than what they were wearing.

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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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