made, past participle; making, present participle; made, past tense; makes, 3rd person singular present;
Form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create
my grandmother made a dress for me
the body is made from four pieces of maple
baseball bats are made of ash
Alter something so that it forms or constitutes (something else)
buffalo's milk can be made into cheese
Compose, prepare, or draw up (something written or abstract)
she made her will
Prepare (a dish, drink, or meal) for consumption
she was making lunch for Lucy and Francis
I'll make us both a cup of tea
Arrange bedclothes tidily on (a bed) ready for use
Arrange and light materials for (a fire)
Complete or close (a circuit)
Cause (something) to exist or come about; bring about
the drips had made a pool on the floor
Cause to become or seem
decorative features make brickwork more interesting
the best way to disarm your critics is to make them laugh
Carry out, perform, or produce (a specified action, movement, or sound)
Unger made a speech of forty minutes
anyone can make a mistake
Communicate or express (an idea, request, or requirement)
I tend to make heavy demands on people
make him an offer he can't refuse
Undertake or agree to (an aim or purpose)
we made a deal
Enter into a contract of (marriage)
a marriage made in heaven
Appoint or designate (someone) to a position
he was made a colonel in the Mexican army
Represent or cause to appear in a specified way
the sale price and extended warranty make it an excellent value
Cause or ensure the success or advancement of
the work which really made Wordsworth's reputation
Compel (someone) to do something
she bought me a brandy and made me drink it
Constitute; amount to
they made an unusual duo
Serve as or become through development or adaptation
this fern makes a good houseplant
Consider to be; estimate as
How many are there? I make it sixteen
Agree or decide on (a specified arrangement), typically one concerning a time or place
let's make it 7:30
Gain or earn (money or profit)
he'd made a lot of money out of hardware
Arrive at (a place) within a specified time or in time for (a train or other transport)
we've got a lot to do if you're going to make the shuttle
they didn't always make it on time
Succeed in something; become successful
he waited confidently for his band to make it
Achieve a place in
these dogs seldom make the news
they made it to the semifinals
Achieve the rank of
he wasn't going to make captain
Go or prepare to go in a particular direction
he struggled to his feet and made toward the car
Act as if one is about to perform an action
she made as if to leave the room
Induce (someone) to have sexual intercourse with one
he had been trying to make Cynthia for two years now
his alleged quest to make it with the world's most attractive women
(in bridge, whist, and similar games) Win (a trick)
Win a trick with (a card)
Win the number of tricks that fulfills (a contract)
Shuffle (a pack of cards) for dealing
(of the tide) Begin to flow or ebb
The manufacturer or trade name of a particular product
the make, model, and year of his car
The structure or composition of something
The making of electrical contact
The position in which this is made
brand: a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "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"
shuffle: the act of mixing cards haphazardly
make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
induce: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
cause: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
produce: create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
draw: make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "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: create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
gain: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
do: create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
This is a list of membranophones used in the Caribbean music area, including the islands of the Caribbean Sea, as well as the musics of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Belize, Garifuna music, and Bermuda. ...
A marque (French for "brand"), or mark is a brand name, especially in the automobile industry. For example, Chevrolet and Buick are marques of their maker, General Motors (GM). A company may have many marques; GM has used more than a dozen in the North American market alone.
Make (or MAKE) is an American quarterly magazine published by O'Reilly Media which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) and/or DIWO (Do It With Others) projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. ...
In software development, make is a utility that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code by reading files called Makefiles which specify how to derive the target program. Make can decide where to start through topological sorting. ...
Brand or kind; often paired with model. ^syn.^ transl; How a thing is made; construction. ^syn; Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. ^syn; Quantity produced, especially of materials. ^syn; The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing. ...
(Makes) Edelbrock produces aftermarket parts for automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and boats for many makes of vehicles including Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Acura, AMC, Buick, Cadillac, Dodge, Eagle, GMC, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Jeep, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Rover and Toyota. ...
To (non-specifically) make a hand means to get a decent hand that has a shot at winning the pot.
To make the deck is to shuffle the deck.
A system for building software. It uses rules involving dependencies of one part of software on another, and information of what has changed since the last build, to determine what parts need to be built.
(noun) "Characteristics of the construction of a garment. Example: 'This Chanel suit has an impeccable make.'"
To compile code into a standard application (EXE), dynamic link library (DLL), or ActiveX control (OCX).
An attribute that determines where a throw rug was made.