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make

EN[meɪk] [meɪkʲ] [-eɪk]
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  • Make may refer to:
  • Make (software), a computer software utility
  • Make (magazine), a DIWO (Do It With Others) technology periodical and the associated television program
  • MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice
  • Make, Botswana, a small village in the Kalahari Desert

    Definition of make in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmakes
    1. (often of a car) Brand or kind; often paired with model. syn. transl.
      1. What make of car do you drive?
    2. How a thing is made; construction. syn.
      1. I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
    3. Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. syn.
      1. The cane was undoubtedly of foreign make, for it had a solid silver ferrule at one end, which was not English hall–marked.
    4. NU Quantity produced, especially of materials. syn.
      1. In 1880 the make of pig iron in all countries was 18,300,000 tons.
    5. (dated) The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing. syn.
      1. [ …] papers are respectively of second or inferior quality, the last being perhaps torn or broken in the "make" — as the manufacture is technically termed.
    6. A person's character or disposition. syn.
      1. I never feel very much excited about any old thing; it's not my make; but I've got a sort of shiver inside of me, and a watery feeling in the heart region.
    7. (bridge) The declaration of the trump for a hand.
      1. It's your make as the cards lie. Take your time.
    8. (physics) The closing of an electrical circuit. syn.
      1. If the interrupter operated every 2 sec., the current would rise to 10 amp. and drop to zero with successive "makes" and "breaks."
    9. (computing) A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility.
      1. However, the unzip and make programs weren't found, so the default was left blank.
    10. SLA Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence. syn.
      1. "They ever get a make on the blood type?" Horn asked, staring at the stained mattress.
    11. SLA (usually in phrase "easy make") Past or future target of seduction (usually female). syn.
      1. To me, if I weren't going with someone and was taking pills, it would be like advertising that I'm an easy make.
    12. SLA (military) A promotion.
      1. Sent back the list of makes with only Post and Hamilton on it. (Buckner had recommended 10 staff officers and 1 combat soldier!)
    13. A home-made project.
      1. Blue Peter "make"
    14. (basketball) A made basket.
      1. (dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.
        1. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, now rare) A halfpenny.
          1. the last we shall have, I take it; for a make to a million, but we trine to the nubbing cheat to-morrow.
      2. VerbSGmakesPRmakingPT, PPmade
        1. VT (heading) To create.
          1. We made a bird feeder for our yard.  I'll make a man out of him yet. ‎
          2. I made a poem for her wedding.  He made a will. ‎
          3. make war ‎
          4. They were just a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who went around making trouble for honest men. ‎
        2. VI (now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act.
          1. To make like a deer caught in the headlights. ‎
          2. They made nice together, as if their fight never happened. ‎
          3. He made as if to punch him, but they both laughed and shook hands. ‎
        3. VI To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.
          1. To constitute.
            1. They make a cute couple.  This makes the third infraction.  One swallow does not a summer make. ‎
          2. VI (construed with of, typically interrogative) To interpret.
            1. I don’t know what to make of it. ‎
          3. VT (usually stressed) To bring into success.
            1. This company is what made you.  She married into wealth and so has it made. ‎
          4. VT (second object is an adjective or participle) To cause to be.
            1. The citizens made their objections clear.  This might make you a bit woozy.   Did I make myself heard?   Scotch will make you a man. ‎
          5. To cause to appear to be; to represent as.
            1. VT (second object is a verb) To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).
              1. You're making her cry.  I was made to feel like a criminal. ‎
            2. VT (second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
              1. The teacher made the student study.  Don’t let them make you suffer. ‎
            3. VT (of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be.
              1. His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person. ‎
            4. VT (of a bed) To cover neatly with bedclothes.
              1. VT (US slang) To recognise, identify.
                1. VT COL To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.
                  1. We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight. ‎
                2. VI COL To proceed (in a direction).
                  1. They made westward over the snowy mountains.  Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!   They made away from the fire toward the river. ‎
                3. VT To cover (a given distance) by travelling.
                  1. I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely mystified at such an unusual proceeding.
                4. VT To move at (a speed).
                  1. The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas.  This baby can make 220 miles an hour. ‎
                5. To appoint; to name.
                  1. VT SLA To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).
                    1. VI COL (euphemistic) To defecate or urinate.
                      1. When my father comes back with a dark wet spot on his pants, right in front, as if he has made in his pants, he starts eating his food in great shovelfuls.
                    2. VT To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).
                      1. You have to spend money to make money!  He made twenty bucks playing poker last night.  They hope to make a bigger profit.  She makes more than he does, and works longer hours than he does, but she still does most of the house-cleaning.  He didn't make the choir after his voice changed.  She made ten points in that game. ‎
                    3. VT To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.
                      1. OBS VI To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
                        1. To enact; to establish.
                          1. To develop into; to prove to be.
                            1. She'll make a fine president. ‎
                          2. To form or formulate in the mind.
                            1. make plans;  made a questionable decision ‎
                          3. OBS 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.
                            1. OBS To increase; to augment; to accrue.
                              1. OBS To be engaged or concerned in.
                              2. More Examples
                                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                                  • The DIYers get together once a week to share tips on making things for themselves.
                                  • To investigate if PrP directs polySTs to NCAM1 to facilitate its polysialylation, we made use of the N2a cell model, which was known to lack both polySTs [35 ].
                                  • If we're gonna make it by sunset, we'd better hit the road.
                                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                                  • Makes me wish I had a VCR so I could blow the dust off of all my video tapes and have a Who-athon.
                                  • Make sure none of your men go off half-cocked and ruin this operation.
                                  • Make just one move, and I'll run you through, sir, without hesitation.
                                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                                  • Improved graphics at the expense of battery life was a tradeoff the designers were willing to make.
                                  • Again, if we use an adequate code system, with the help of modern information technology, we can derive from our anagraphical registers a lot of information useful for improving our decision making.
                                  • We currently prefer to position this cutting guide freehandedly, without any supports, which means shorter cutaneous incisions can be made.
                              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                                1. Nouns
                                  • Countable nouns
                                    • Singularia tantum
                                      • Uncountable nouns
                                    • Verbs
                                      • Control verbs
                                        • Intransitive verbs
                                          • Transitive verbs
                                            • Verbs by inflection type
                                              • Irregular verbs
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                                          Grammatically, this word "make" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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