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Noun: making  mey-king
  1. The act that results in something coming to be
    "the making of measurements"; "it was already in the making";
    - devising, fashioning
     
  2. An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    "she has the makings of fine musician";
    - qualification
     
  3. (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
    "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
Verb: make (made)  meyk
  1. Engage in
    "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "make revolution";
    - do
     
  2. Give certain properties to something
    "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";
    - get
     
  3. Make or cause to be or to become
    "make a mess in one's office";
    - create
     
  4. Make someone or something act in a particular way or do a particular thing
    "My wife made me buy a new sofa";
    - induce, stimulate, cause, have, get
     
  5. Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    "make a stir";
    - cause, do, engender
     
  6. Create or manufacture a man-made product
    "The company has been making toys for two centuries";
    - produce, create
     
  7. Make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?";
    - draw
     
  8. 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"
     
  9. Create by artistic means
    "Auden made verses";
    - create
     
  10. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    "How much do you make a month in your new job?";
    - gain, take in, clear, earn, realize, realise [Brit], pull in, bring in
     
  11. Create or design, often in a certain way
    "make my room in blue";
    - do
     
  12. To compose or represent
    "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction";
    - form, constitute
     
  13. Reach a goal, e.g. "make the first team"
    "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade";
    - reach, get to, progress to
     
  14. Be or be capable of being changed or made into
    "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
     
  15. Make by shaping or bringing together constituents
    "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
     
  16. Perform or carry out
    "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
     
  17. Make by combining materials and parts
    "this little pig made his house out of straw";
    - construct, build
     
  18. Change from one form into another
    "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
     
  19. Act in a certain way so as to acquire
    "make friends"; "make enemies"
     
  20. Charge with a function; charge to be
    "She was made president of the club";
    - name, nominate
     
  21. Achieve a point or goal
    "She made 29 points that day";
    - have, get
     
  22. Be at the destination after some time, either real or abstract; come to a given position
    "We barely made it to the finish line";
    - reach, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
     
  23. Institute, enact; formally write
    "make laws";
    - lay down, establish
     
  24. Carry out or commit
    "make a mistake"
     
  25. Form by assembling individuals or constituents
    "Make a quorum"
     
  26. Organize or be responsible for
    "have, throw, or make a party";
    - hold, throw, have, give
     
  27. Put in order or neaten
    "make the bed"; "make up a room";
    - make up
     
  28. Head into a specified direction
    "We made for the mountains";
    - take
     
  29. Have a bowel movement
    "The dog had made in the flower beds";
    - stool, defecate, ca-ca [N. Amer], poop [N. Amer]
     
  30. Undergo fabrication or creation
    "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
     
  31. Be suitable for
    "Wood makes good furniture"
     
  32. (arithmetic) add up to
    "four and four make eight"
     
  33. Amount to
    "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
     
  34. Constitute the essence of
    "Clothes make the man"
     
  35. Appear to begin an activity
    "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
     
  36. Proceed along a path
    "make one's way into the forest";
    - work
     
  37. Reach in time
    "We barely made the plane"
     
  38. Gather and light the materials for
    "make a fire"
     
  39. (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
    "can you make me an omelette?";
    - cook, fix, ready, prepare
     
  40. Induce to have sex
    "Harry made Sally";
    - seduce, score
     
  41. Assure the success of
    "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
     
  42. Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    "She makes like an actress";
    - pretend, make believe
     
  43. Consider as being
    "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
     
  44. Calculate as being
    "I make the height about 100 feet"
     
  45. Cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
    "make my day"
     
  46. Favour the development of
    "Practice makes the winner"
     
  47. Develop into
    "He will make a splendid father!"
     
  48. Behave in a certain way
    "make merry"
     
  49. Eliminate urine
    "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug";
    - urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny [Brit], wee [Brit], wee-wee, pass water, widdle [Brit]

Derived forms: makings

See also: make over, make up

Type of: accomplish, achieve, acquire, act, add up, alter, amount, appear, appoint, approximate, assemble, assure, attain, be, become, behave, change, charge, clean up, come, commit, component, comprise, consider, constituent, constitute, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, develop, direct, do, egest, element, eliminate, ensure, estimate, excrete, execute, fitness, fittingness, gather, gauge, get, get together, go across, go through, grow, guarantee, guess, head, hit, insure, judge, look, make up, modify, neaten, number, pass, perform, perpetrate, persuade, play, production, pull, rack up, reach, reckon, regard, represent, score, secure, see, seem, square away, straighten, straighten out, tally, tidy, tidy up, total, view

Antonym: break, unmake

Encyclopedia: Making

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