make
I. verb (made; making) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English macian; akin to Old High German mahhōn to prepare, make, Greek magēnai to be kneaded, Old Church Slavic mazati to anoint, smear Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. obsolete behave, act b. to begin or seem to begin (an action) <
made to go
>
2. a. to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone <
made trouble for us
>
b. to cause to exist, occur, or appear ; create <
make a disturbance
>
c. to favor the growth or occurrence of <
haste makes waste
>
d. to fit, intend, or destine by or as if by creating <
was made to be an actor
>
3. a. to bring into being by forming, shaping, or altering material ; fashion <
make a dress
>
b. compose, write <
make verses
>
c. to lay out and construct <
make a road
>
4. to frame or formulate in the mind <
make plans
>
5. to put together from components ; constitute <
houses made of stone
>
6. a. to compute or estimate to be b. to form and hold in the mind <
make no doubt of it
>
7. a. to assemble and set alight the materials for (a fire) b. to set in order <
make beds
>
c. prepare, fix <
make dinner
>
d. to shuffle (a deck of cards) in preparation for dealing 8. to prepare (hay) by cutting, drying, and storing 9. a. to cause to be or become <
made them happy
>
<
makes it possible
>
b. appoint <
made him bishop
>
10. a. enact, establish <
make laws
>
b. to execute in an appropriate manner <
make a will
>
c. set, name <
make a price
>
11. a. chiefly dialect shut <
the doors are made against you — Shakespeare
>
b. to cause (an electric circuit) to be completed 12. a. to conclude as to the nature or meaning of something <
what do you make of this development?
>
b. to regard as being <
not the fool some make him
>
13. a. to carry out (an action indicated or implied by the object) <
make war
>
<
make a speech
>
<
make a detour
>
b. to perform with a bodily movement <
make a sweeping gesture
>
14. a. to produce as a result of action, effort, or behavior with respect to something <
make a mess of the job
>
<
tried to make a thorough job of it
>
b. archaic to turn into another language by translation 15. to cause to act in a certain way ; compel <
make her give it back
>
16. to cause or assure the success or prosperity of <
can either make you or break you
>
17. a. to amount to in significance <
makes a great difference
>
b. to form the essential being of <
clothes make the man
>
c. to form by an assembling of individuals <
make a quorum
>
d. to count as <
that makes the third time you've said it
>
18. a. to be or be capable of being changed or fashioned into <
rags make the best paper
>
b. to develop into <
she will make a fine judge
>
c. form 6b 19. a. reach, attain <
made port before the storm
>
— often used with it <
you'll never make it that far
>
b. to gain the rank of <
make major
>
c. to gain a place on or in <
make the team
>
<
the story made the papers
>
d. to succeed in providing or obtaining <
make bail
>
20. to gain (as money) by working, trading, or dealing <
make a living
>
21. a. to act so as to earn or acquire <
makes friends easily
>
<
makes poor grades
>
b. to score in a game or sport <
make a field goal
>
<
make a birdie
>
c. to convert (a split) into a spare in bowling d. to succeed in holing <
make a putt
>
22. a. to fulfill (a contract) in a card game b. to win a trick with (a card) 23. a. to include in a route or itinerary <
make New York on the return trip
>
— often used with it <
make it to the party
>
b. catch 6b <
made the bus just in time
>
24. to persuade to consent to sexual intercourse ; seduce 25. to provide the most enjoyable or satisfying experience of <
meeting the star of the show really made our day
>
intransitive verb 1. archaic to compose poetry 2. a. behave, act b. to begin or seem to begin a certain action <
made as though to hand it to me
>
c. to act so as to be or to seem to be <
make merry
>
d. slang to play a part — usually used with like 3. set out, head <
made after the fox
>
<
made straight for home
>
4. to increase in height or size <
the tide is making now
>
5. to reach or extend in a certain direction 6. to have considerable effect <
courtesy makes for safer driving
>
7. to undergo manufacture or processing <
the silk makes up beautifully
>
II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the manner or style in which a thing is constructed b. brand 4a 2. the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person <
men of his make are rare
>
3. a. the action of producing or manufacturing b. the actual yield or amount produced over a specified period ; output 4. the act of shuffling cards; also turn to shuffle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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