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
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.
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.
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.
The hydrotechnical structure was built in a makeshift way, as I surmise, in violation of all conceivable and inconceivable standards.
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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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