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  1. a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the act of mixing cards haphazardly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. behave in a certain way; "make merry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. develop into; "He will make a splendid father!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. gather and light the materials for; "make a fire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. reach in time; "We barely made the plane" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. add up to; "four and four make eight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. Made. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To be engaged or concerned in. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. To increase; to augment; to accrue. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. To reckon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  72. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; - followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. To create; fashion; compose; frame; bring about; prepare for use; obtain for oneself, as friends; to form, as plans; to compute to be; as, I make the amount fifty dollars; to amount to; as, three feet make a yard; raise to rank or dignity; as, his venture will make or break him; score; as, we made ten points in the game; arrive at, near, or in sight of; as, to make port; become; as, a good son makes a good husband; cause to be or become; as, to make him president; to cause to act in a certain manner; as, to make a child obey. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  77. To tend or move; as, he made toward the goal; have effect; as, the power that makes for righteousness; to put something into a specified condition; as, to make ready for a journey; to act in a specified manner; as, to make merry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  78. Shape; construction; build. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  79. Making. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  80. The closure of an electric circuit and establishment of the current. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  81. To fashion, frame, or form: to produce: to bring about: to perform: to force: to render: to represent, or cause to appear to be: to turn: to occasion: to bring into any state or condition: to establish: to prepare: to obtain: to ascertain: to arrive in sight of, to reach: (B.) to be occupied with, to do. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  82. To tend or move: to contribute: (B.) to feign or pretend:-pa.t. and pa.p. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  83. Form or shape: structure, texture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  84. Shape; texture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  85. To form; produce; cause to be; compel; gain; attain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  86. To bring into being; produce; create; accomplish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  87. To force; induce; procure; gain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  88. To arrive at. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. To proceed or tend; contribute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. Structure; shape; product. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  91. Structure; texture; shape. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  92. To create; to frame; to fashion; to compose; to cause to become; to produce or effect; to compel or constrain; to procure; to execute; to establish; to raise to good fortune; to commit; to gain; to collect; to arrive in sight of, as land; to reach; to gain by advance; to provide; to place; to turn; to represent; to induce; to fabricate. To make amends, to make good. To make account of, to esteem. To make away, to kill; to destroy. To make free with, to treat with freedom. To make good, to defend; to accomplish; to make compensation for. To make light of, to consider as of no consequence. To make love, or to make suit, to court. To make merry, to feast; to be jovial. To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem. To make of, to understand by; to produce from; to account. To make over, to transfer the title of. To make out, to learn; to understand clearly; to prove; to furnish. To make sure of, to consider as certain; to secure to one's possession. To make up, to reconcile; to repair; to supply what is wanting; to compose; to shape; to compensate; to adjust. To make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended. To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost. To make water, to leak. To make words, to multiply words. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  93. To tend; to move; to contribute; to rise; to flow toward land. To make as if, to appear. To make away with, to kill; to destroy. To make for, to move toward; to favour. To make against, to tend to injury. To make out, to succeed. To make up, to approach. To make up for, to compensate. To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends. To make with, to concur. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  94. To form; to fashion; to mould; to compel; to produce or effect; to do; to perform; to commit; to cause to have a particular quality; to bring into any state or condition; to raise, as profit; to gain; to reach or arrive at; to proceed; to move; to operate; to contribute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  95. Form; structure; composition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  96. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story. mso.anu.edu.au
  97. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive. mso.anu.edu.au
  98. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make. mso.anu.edu.au
  99. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. mso.anu.edu.au
  100. lawful assistance. Bayard v. McLanc, 3 liar. (Del.) 208. "Maintenance," at common law, signifies an unlawful taking in hand or upholding of quarrels or sides, to the disturbance or hindrance of common right. The maintaining of one side, in consideration of some bargain to have part of the thing in dispute, is called "champerty." Champerty, therefore, is a species of maintenance. Richardson v. Rowland, 40 Conn. 570. And see also. Oilman v. Jones, 87 Ala. 091, 5 South. 785, 4 L. R. A. 113: Brown v. Beau- champ. 5 T. B. Mon. (Ky.) 413. 17 Am. Dec. 81: Gowen v. Nowell. 1 Me. 292; Vaughan v. Marable, 04 Ala. 00; Thurston v. Percivai, 1 Pick. (Mass.) 415; Hovey v. Hobson. 51, Me. 02; Quigley v. Thompson, 53 Ind. 320. MAIOR. An old form of "mayor." thelawdictionary.org
  101. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; often with up; as, to make up a story. dictgcide_fs
  102. To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc. dictgcide_fs
  103. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive. dictgcide_fs
  104. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal. dictgcide_fs
  105. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make. dictgcide_fs
  106. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. dictgcide_fs
  107. m[=a]k, v.t. to fashion, frame, or form: to produce: to bring about: to perform: to force: to render: to represent, or cause to appear to be: to turn: to occasion: to bring into any state or condition: to establish: to prepare: to obtain: to ascertain: to arrive in sight of: to reach: (B.) to be occupied with: to do.--v.i. to tend or move: to contribute: (B.) to feign or pretend:--pa.t. and pa.p. m[=a]de.--n. form or shape: structure, texture.--v.i. MAKE'-BELIEVE', to pretend, feign.--n. a mere pretence.--ns. MAKE'-PEACE (Shak.), a peace-maker; MAK'ER, one who makes: the Creator: a poet; MAKE'SHIFT, something done or used to serve a shift or turn: something used only for a time.--adj. having the character of a temporary resource.--ns. MAKE'-UP, the way anything is arranged: an actor's materials for personating a part: (print.) the arrangement of composed types into columns or pages, as in imposition; MAKE'-WEIGHT, that which is thrown into a scale to make up the weight: something of little value added to supply a deficiency; MAK'ING, the act of forming: structure: form.--MAKE ACCOUNT OF (see ACCOUNT); MAKE A FIGURE, to be conspicuous; MAKE AFTER, to follow or pursue; MAKE AMENDS, to render compensation or satisfaction; MAKE AS IF, to act as if, to pretend that; MAKE AT, to make a hostile movement against; MAKE AWAY, to put out of the way, to destroy; MAKE AWAY WITH, to squander; MAKE BELIEVE (see BELIEVE); MAKE BOLD (see BOLD); MAKE FOR, to move toward, to tend to the advantage of--so in B.; MAKE FREE WITH, to treat freely or without ceremony; MAKE GOOD, to maintain, to justify, to fulfil; MAKE HEAD AGAINST, to oppose successfully; MAKE LIGHT of (see LIGHT); MAKE LITTLE OF, to treat as insignificant; MAKE LOVE TO (see LOVE); MAKE MUCH OF, to treat with fondness, to cherish, to foster; MAKE NO DOUBT, to have no doubt, to be confident; MAKE OF, to understand by, to effect: to esteem; MAKE OFF WITH, to run away with; MAKE ONE'S WAY, to proceed: to succeed; MAKE OUT, to discover: to prove: to furnish: to succeed; MAKE OVER, to remake, reconstruct: to transfer; MAKE PACE, to increase the speed; MAKE SAIL, to increase the quantity of sail: to set sail; MAKE SURE, to be certain of; MAKE SURE OF, to consider as certain, to secure to one's self; MAKE THE MOST OF, to use to the best advantage; MAKE UP, to fabricate: to feign: to collect into one: to complete, supplement: to assume a particular form of features: to determine: to reckon: to make good: to repair: to harmonise, adjust; MAKE UP FOR, to compensate; MAKE UP TO, to approach: to become friendly. [A.S. macian; Ger. machen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  108. m[=a]k, n. (Spens.) a mate, consort, equal.--adj. MAKE'LESS (Shak.), without a make or mate. [A.S. ge-maca; Ice. maki, a mate.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  109. Of a galvanic circuit, to complete, so as to allow the current to flow. na
  110. (made). Construct, frame, as God made man (a rational creature), bees m. cells of wax, you were made for this work; pipes are made (consist) of clay; m. good, sure; compose, draw up, (book, will, document); prepare (tea, coffee, beds); m. hay; m. (arrange& light materials for) a fire; cause to exist, bring about, (disturbance, sport, noise, one\'s mark in the world, a corner in wheat); m. no bones; m. fun, game, of, trific with, treat with ridicule; m. (conclude treaty of) peace; m. (give) place, room, way, (for others); m. way, progress; result in, as it makes a difference; \'find\' makes (becomes) in the past tense \'found\'; establish, enact, (distinctions, rules, laws); m. FRIENDS; get together (a HOUSE, quorum); m. a bag, kill number of game; m. a book, arrange series of bets on same event; m. water; m. a habit of it, cause it to become one, so m. an example, exhibition, fool, beast, (of oneself, person); m. a night of it, carry it (festivity &c.) on through the night; m. much, little, the best, &c., of, derive much &c. advantage from, (also) attach much &c. importance to, so m. light of; m. a hash of; entertain, feel, (doubt, scruple, of, about); m. head or tail of; (Naut.) discern, come in sight of, (also) arrive at; amount to, as 2& 2 m. 4; constitute, as one swallow does not m. a summer; form, be counted as, as this makes the tenth time, will you m. one of the party?; serve for, as this makes pleasant reading; become, turn out to be, as she will m. a good wife; gain, acquire, (money, a living, one\'s fortune); (Cards) win (trick), play (card) to advantage, (also) shuffle (cards or abs.); proceed (towards &c.); m. sail, set sail, (also) spread additional sail; secure the advancement of, cf. made; m. or mar, cause success or ruin of; cause to be, as m. it hot, m. oneself a martyr, m. oneself scarce, m. him a duke; convert into; consider to be, as what do you m. the time?, I m. it 5 miles; cause, compel, (without to in act.), as m. him repeat it, but he was made to repeat it; m. believe, pretend (to do, that); what bird do you m. (consider) that to be?, he makes Richard die (represents him as having died) in 1026; wage (war); execute (bodily movement, bow, FACE, LEG); perform (journey &c., & with many nn. expr. vbl action, as acquisition, attempt, blunder, start, venture); m. (eat) a good breakfast; m. head, love; accomplish (distance, knots per hour, &c.); m. as if one had, pretend one has; m. bold, free, merry; (of flood or ebb tide) begin to flow or ebb; m. after (archaic), pursue; m. against, be unfavourable to; m. (hasten) away; m. away with, get rid of, kill, squander; m. for, conduce to (happiness &c.), confirm (view), proceed towards, assail; m. off, run away, decamp, (often with stolen goods &c.); m. out, draw up, write out, (list, document, cheque), get together with difficulty, as articles put in to m. out a volume, (try to) prove, as how do you m. that out?, you m. me out (to be) a hypocrite, understand, as I can\'t m. him out, can\'t m. out what he wants, decipher (hand writing &c.), distinguish by sight, as I made out a figure in the distance; m. over, transfer possession of (thing to person), esp. by formal agreement; m. up, supply (deficiency), complete (amount, party), compensate, as m. up lost ground, m. up for lost time, we must m. it up to (compensate) him somehow, compound, put together, (medicine, hay into bundles, butter, &c.), sew together (coat &c.), get together (company, sum of money), arrange (type) in columns or pages, compile (list, account, document), concoct (story), (of parts) compose (whole), prepare (actor) for his part by dressing, false hair, &c., arrange (marriage &c.), settle (dispute), m. it up, be reconciled, m. up one\'s mind to, decide to (do), resolve upon (course); makebate (archaic), breeder of strife; m.-believe, pretence; makepeace, peacemaker; makeshift, temporary substitute or device; m.-up, disguise of actor, cosmetics &c. used for this, made-up story; makeweight, small quantity added to m. up weight, esp. small candle, (also fig. of persons), (fig.) unimportant point added to make case seem stronger. [West German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  111. (Of natural or manufactured thing) style of structure or composition; mental or moral disposition; American m., made in America, is this your own m. (made by you)?; (Electr.) making of contact, position in which this is made, esp. at m. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  112. m. of, conclude to be the meaning or upshot or character of (can you m. anything of it?; what am I to m. of your behaviour?); m. up to, court, seek to curry favour with; on the m. (slang), making one\'s fortune. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  113. Closure and completion of an electric circuit. American pocket medical dictionary.

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