adjective Date: 1607 1. fully manufactured 2. marked by the use of makeup 3. fancifully conceived or falsely devised

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  • Made up — Made Made, a. Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster] 2. having the sheets and blankets set in order; of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • made-up — adj 1.) a story, name, word etc that is made up is not true or real ▪ She used a made up name. 2.) wearing ↑make up on your face ▪ She was heavily made up (=wearing a lot of make up) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • made-up — adj. 1. formed or conceived by the imagination; not true; as, a made up story. Syn: fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious, invented. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having been paved. [British] [WordNet 1.5] 3. marked by the use of cosmetic makeup; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • made-up — [mād′up′] adj. 1. put together; arranged [a made up page of type] 2. invented; fabricated; false [a made up story] 3. with cosmetics applied …   English World dictionary

  • made-up — adjective 1. ) imaginary or false: a made up story 2. ) wearing MAKEUP on your face: her lightly made up face …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • made-up — made′ up′ adj. 1) falsely fabricated; concocted: a made up story[/ex] 2) clo wearing facial makeup 3) put together; finished • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • made-up — [adj] invented mentally fabricated, false, fictional, imaginary, make believe, mythical, prepared, specious, trumped up, unreal, untrue; concept 582 Ant. original, real, true …   New thesaurus

  • made-up — ► ADJECTIVE 1) wearing make up. 2) invented; untrue …   English terms dictionary

  • made up — index mendacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • made-up — ♦♦♦ also made up 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, adv ADJ n If you are made up, you are wearing make up such as powder or eye shadow. She was made up and ready to go... She was beautifully made up, beautifully groomed... Very dark glossy lips look… …   English dictionary

  • made-up — adjective 1 a story that is made up is not true: This tale of hers is totally made up. see also: make up make 1 2 wearing make­up (1) on your face: She was heavily made up …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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