Noun: making mey-king
Verb: make (made) meyk
- The act that results in something coming to be
"the making of measurements"; "it was already in the making";
- devising, fashioning
- An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
"she has the makings of fine musician";
- (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
"the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
- Engage in
"make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "make revolution";
- 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";
- Make or cause to be or to become
"make a mess in one's office";
- 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
- Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
"make a stir";
- cause, do, engender
- Create or manufacture a man-made product
"The company has been making toys for two centuries";
- produce, create
- Make, formulate, or derive in the mind
"make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?";
- 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"
- Create by artistic means
"Auden made verses";
- 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
- Create or design, often in a certain way
"make my room in blue";
- To compose or represent
"The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction";
- form, constitute
- Reach a goal, e.g. "make the first team"
"We made it!"; "She may not make the grade";
- reach, get to, progress to
- Be or be capable of being changed or made into
"He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
- Make by shaping or bringing together constituents
"make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
- Perform or carry out
"make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
- Make by combining materials and parts
"this little pig made his house out of straw";
- construct, build
- Change from one form into another
"make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
- Act in a certain way so as to acquire
"make friends"; "make enemies"
- Charge with a function; charge to be
"She was made president of the club";
- name, nominate
- Achieve a point or goal
"She made 29 points that day";
- have, get
- 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
- Institute, enact; formally write
- lay down, establish
- Carry out or commit
"make a mistake"
- Form by assembling individuals or constituents
"Make a quorum"
- Organize or be responsible for
"have, throw, or make a party";
- hold, throw, have, give
- Put in order or neaten
"make the bed"; "make up a room";
- make up
- Head into a specified direction
"We made for the mountains";
- Have a bowel movement
"The dog had made in the flower beds";
- stool, defecate, ca-ca [N. Amer], defaecate [Brit, rare], poop [N. Amer]
- Undergo fabrication or creation
"This wool makes into a nice sweater"
- Be suitable for
"Wood makes good furniture"
- (arithmetic) add up to
"four and four make eight"
- Amount to
"This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
- Constitute the essence of
"Clothes make the man"
- Appear to begin an activity
"He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
- Proceed along a path
"make one's way into the forest";
- Reach in time
"We barely made the plane"
- Gather and light the materials for
"make a fire"
- (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
"can you make me an omelette?";
- cook, fix, ready, prepare
- Induce to have sex
"Harry made Sally";
- seduce, score
- Assure the success of
"A good review by this critic will make your play!"
- Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
"She makes like an actress";
- pretend, make believe
- Consider as being
"It wasn't the problem some people made it"
- Calculate as being
"I make the height about 100 feet"
- Cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
"make my day"
- Favour the development of
"Practice makes the winner"
- Develop into
"He will make a splendid father!"
- Behave in a certain way
- Eliminate urine
"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug";
- urinate, piddle [informal], micturate, pee [informal], pee-pee [informal], make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny [Brit], wee [Brit, informal], wee-wee [informal], pass water, widdle [Brit, informal]
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, declutter, 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 [N. Amer], straighten, straighten out, tally, tidy, tidy up, total, view
Antonym: break, unmake
Encyclopedia: Making Make, Botswana