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MAKE, v.t. pret. and pp. made.

1. To compel; to constrain.

They should be made to rise at an early hour.

2. To form of materials; to fashion; to mold into shape; to cause to exist in a different form, or as a distinct thing.

He fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. Ex.32.

God not only made, but created; not only made the work, but the materials.

3. To create; to cause to exist; to form from nothing. God made the materials of the earth and of all worlds.

4. To compose; to constitute as parts, materials or ingredients united in a whole. These several sums make the whole amount.

The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,

Make but one temple for the deity.

5. To form by art.

And art with her contending, doth aspire

T'excel the natural with made delights.

6. To produce or effect, as the agent.

Call for Sampson, that he may make us sport. Judges.16.

7. To produce, as the cause; to procure; to obtain. Good tillage is necessary to make good crops.

Wealth maketh many friends. Prov.19.

8. To do; to perform; to execute; as, to make a journey; to make a long voyage.

9. To cause to have any quality, as by change or alteration. Wealth may make a man proud; beauty may make a woman vain; a due sense of human weakness should make us humble.

10. To bring into any state or condition; to constitute.

See I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. Ex.7.

Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Ex.2.

11. To contract; to establish; as, to make friendship.

12. To keep; as, to make abode.

13. To raise to good fortune; to secure in riches or happiness; as when it is said, he is made for this world.

Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.

14. To suffer.

He accuses Neptune unjustly, who makes shipwreck a second time.

15. To incur; as, to make a loss. [Improper.]

16. To commit; to do.

I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I made. [Little used.]

17. To intend or to do; to purpose to do.

Gomez, what mak'st thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? [Not used.]

We now say, what doest thou here?

18. To raise, as, profit; to gain; to collect; as, to make money in trade or by husbandry; to make an estate by steady industry.

19. To discover; to arrive in sight of; a seaman's phrase, They made the land at nine o'clock on the larboard bow,distant five leagues.

20. To reach; to arrive at; as, to make a port or harbor; a seaman's phrase.

21. To gain by advance; as, to make little way with a head wind; we made our way to the next village. This phrase often implies difficulty.

22. To provide; as, to make a dinner or entertainment.

23. To put or place; as, to make a difference between strict right and expedience.

24. To turn; to convert, as to use.

Whate'er they catch,

Their fury makes an instrument of war.

25. To represent. He is not the fool you make him, that is, as your representation exhibits him.

26. To constitute; to form. It is melancholy to think that sensual pleasure makes the happiness of a great part of mankind.

27. To induce; to cause. Self-confidence makes a man rely too much on his own strength and resources.

28. To put into a suitable or regular form for use; as, to make a bed.

29. To fabricate; to forge. He made the story himself.

30. To compose; to form and write; as, to make verses or an oration.

31. To cure; to dry and prepare for preservation; as, to make hay.

To make amends, to make good; to give adequate compensation; to replace the value or amount of loss.

To make account of, to esteem; to regard.

To make away, to kill; to destroy.

1. To make free with, to treat with freedom; to treat without ceremony.make good, to maintain, to defend.

I'll either die, or I'll make good the place.

1. To fulfill; to accomplish; as, to make good one's word, promise or engagement.

2. To make compensation for; to supply an equivalent; as, to make good a loss or damage.

To make light of, to consider as of no consequence; to treat with indifference or contempt.

They made light of it, and went their way. Matt.22.

To make love,

To make suit, to court; to attempt to gain the favor or affection.

To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.

To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem; to consider as of great value, or as giving great pleasure.

To make of, to understand. He knows not what to make of the news, that is, he does not well understand it; he knows not how to consider or view it.

1. To produce from; to effect.

I am astonished that those who have appeared against this paper, have made so very little of it.

2. To consider; to account; to esteem.

Makes she no more of me than of a slave?

To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate. He made over his estate in trust or in fee.

To make out, to learn; to discover; to obtain a clear understanding of. I cannot make out the meaning or sense of this difficult passage. Antiquaries are not able to make out the inscription on this medal.

1. To prove; to evince; to establish by evidence or argument. The plaintiff, not being able to make out his case, withdrew the suit.

In the passages from divines, most of the reasonings which make out both my propositions are already suggested.

2. To furnish; to find or supply. He promised to pay, but was not able to make out the money or the whole sum.

To make sure of, to consider as certain.

1. To secure to one's possession; as, to make sure of the game.

To make up, to collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.

1. To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel.

2. To repair; as, to make up a hedge. Ezek. 13.

3. To supply what is wanting. A dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.

4. To compose, as ingredients or parts.

Oh, he was all made up of love and charms!

The parties among us are made up of moderate whigs and presbyterians.

5. To shape; as, to make up a mass into pills.

6. To assume a particular form of features; as, to make up a face; whence, to make up a lip, is to pout.

7. To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.

8. To settle; to adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts.

9. To determine; to bring to a definite conclusion; as, to make up one's mind.

In seamen's language, to make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended.

To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost.

To make water, to leak.

To make words, to multiply words.

MAKE, v.i. To tend; to proceed; to move. He made towards home. The tiger made at the sportsman. Formerly authors used to make way, to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make towards.

1. To contribute; to have effect. This argument makes nothing in his favor. He believes wrong to be right, and right to be wrong, when it makes for his advantage.

2. To rise; to flow toward land; as, the tide makes fast.

To make as if, to show; to appear; to carry appearance.

Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. Josh.8.

To make away with, to kill; to destroy.

To make for, to move towards; to direct a course towards; as, we apprehended a tempest approaching, and made for a harbor.

1. To tend to advantage; to favor. A war between commercial nations makes for the interest of neutrals.

To make against, to tend to injury. This argument makes against his cause.

To make out, to succeed; to have success at last. He made out to reconcile the contending parties.

To make up, to approach. He made up to us with boldness.

To make up for, to compensate; to supply by an equivalent.

Have you a supply of friends to make up for those who are gone?

To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends.

To make with, to concur.

MAKE, n. Structure; texture; constitution of parts in a body. It may sometimes be synonymous with shape or form, but more properly, the word signifies the manner in which the parts of a body are united; as a man of slender make, or feeble make,

Is our perfection of so frail a make

As every plot can undermine and shake?

MAKE, n. [Eng. match; L. par.] A companion; a mate.




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MAKE, v.t. pret. and pp. made.

1. To compel; to constrain.

They should be made to rise at an early hour.

2. To form of materials; to fashion; to mold into shape; to cause to exist in a different form, or as a distinct thing.

He fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. Ex.32.

God not only made, but created; not only made the work, but the materials.

3. To create; to cause to exist; to form from nothing. God made the materials of the earth and of all worlds.

4. To compose; to constitute as parts, materials or ingredients united in a whole. These several sums make the whole amount.

The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,

Make but one temple for the deity.

5. To form by art.

And art with her contending, doth aspire

T'excel the natural with made delights.

6. To produce or effect, as the agent.

Call for Sampson, that he may make us sport. Judges.16.

7. To produce, as the cause; to procure; to obtain. Good tillage is necessary to make good crops.

Wealth maketh many friends. Prov.19.

8. To do; to perform; to execute; as, to make a journey; to make a long voyage.

9. To cause to have any quality, as by change or alteration. Wealth may make a man proud; beauty may make a woman vain; a due sense of human weakness should make us humble.

10. To bring into any state or condition; to constitute.

See I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. Ex.7.

Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Ex.2.

11. To contract; to establish; as, to make friendship.

12. To keep; as, to make abode.

13. To raise to good fortune; to secure in riches or happiness; as when it is said, he is made for this world.

Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.

14. To suffer.

He accuses Neptune unjustly, who makes shipwreck a second time.

15. To incur; as, to make a loss. [Improper.]

16. To commit; to do.

I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I made. [Little used.]

17. To intend or to do; to purpose to do.

Gomez, what mak'st thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? [Not used.]

We now say, what doest thou here?

18. To raise, as, profit; to gain; to collect; as, to make money in trade or by husbandry; to make an estate by steady industry.

19. To discover; to arrive in sight of; a seaman's phrase, They made the land at nine o'clock on the larboard bow,distant five leagues.

20. To reach; to arrive at; as, to make a port or harbor; a seaman's phrase.

21. To gain by advance; as, to make little way with a head wind; we made our way to the next village. This phrase often implies difficulty.

22. To provide; as, to make a dinner or entertainment.

23. To put or place; as, to make a difference between strict right and expedience.

24. To turn; to convert, as to use.

Whate'er they catch,

Their fury makes an instrument of war.

25. To represent. He is not the fool you make him, that is, as your representation exhibits him.

26. To constitute; to form. It is melancholy to think that sensual pleasure makes the happiness of a great part of mankind.

27. To induce; to cause. Self-confidence makes a man rely too much on his own strength and resources.

28. To put into a suitable or regular form for use; as, to make a bed.

29. To fabricate; to forge. He made the story himself.

30. To compose; to form and write; as, to make verses or an oration.

31. To cure; to dry and prepare for preservation; as, to make hay.

To make amends, to make good; to give adequate compensation; to replace the value or amount of loss.

To make account of, to esteem; to regard.

To make away, to kill; to destroy.

1. To make free with, to treat with freedom; to treat without ceremony.make good, to maintain, to defend.

I'll either die, or I'll make good the place.

1. To fulfill; to accomplish; as, to make good one's word, promise or engagement.

2. To make compensation for; to supply an equivalent; as, to make good a loss or damage.

To make light of, to consider as of no consequence; to treat with indifference or contempt.

They made light of it, and went their way. Matt.22.

To make love,

To make suit, to court; to attempt to gain the favor or affection.

To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.

To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem; to consider as of great value, or as giving great pleasure.

To make of, to understand. He knows not what to make of the news, that is, he does not well understand it; he knows not how to consider or view it.

1. To produce from; to effect.

I am astonished that those who have appeared against this paper, have made so very little of it.

2. To consider; to account; to esteem.

Makes she no more of me than of a slave?

To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate. He made over his estate in trust or in fee.

To make out, to learn; to discover; to obtain a clear understanding of. I cannot make out the meaning or sense of this difficult passage. Antiquaries are not able to make out the inscription on this medal.

1. To prove; to evince; to establish by evidence or argument. The plaintiff, not being able to make out his case, withdrew the suit.

In the passages from divines, most of the reasonings which make out both my propositions are already suggested.

2. To furnish; to find or supply. He promised to pay, but was not able to make out the money or the whole sum.

To make sure of, to consider as certain.

1. To secure to one's possession; as, to make sure of the game.

To make up, to collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.

1. To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel.

2. To repair; as, to make up a hedge. Ezek. 13.

3. To supply what is wanting. A dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.

4. To compose, as ingredients or parts.

Oh, he was all made up of love and charms!

The parties among us are made up of moderate whigs and presbyterians.

5. To shape; as, to make up a mass into pills.

6. To assume a particular form of features; as, to make up a face; whence, to make up a lip, is to pout.

7. To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.

8. To settle; to adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts.

9. To determine; to bring to a definite conclusion; as, to make up one's mind.

In seamen's language, to make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended.

To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost.

To make water, to leak.

To make words, to multiply words.

MAKE, v.i. To tend; to proceed; to move. He made towards home. The tiger made at the sportsman. Formerly authors used to make way, to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make towards.

1. To contribute; to have effect. This argument makes nothing in his favor. He believes wrong to be right, and right to be wrong, when it makes for his advantage.

2. To rise; to flow toward land; as, the tide makes fast.

To make as if, to show; to appear; to carry appearance.

Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. Josh.8.

To make away with, to kill; to destroy.

To make for, to move towards; to direct a course towards; as, we apprehended a tempest approaching, and made for a harbor.

1. To tend to advantage; to favor. A war between commercial nations makes for the interest of neutrals.

To make against, to tend to injury. This argument makes against his cause.

To make out, to succeed; to have success at last. He made out to reconcile the contending parties.

To make up, to approach. He made up to us with boldness.

To make up for, to compensate; to supply by an equivalent.

Have you a supply of friends to make up for those who are gone?

To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends.

To make with, to concur.

MAKE, n. Structure; texture; constitution of parts in a body. It may sometimes be synonymous with shape or form, but more properly, the word signifies the manner in which the parts of a body are united; as a man of slender make, or feeble make,

Is our perfection of so frail a make

As every plot can undermine and shake?

MAKE, n. [Eng. match; L. par.] A companion; a mate.


MAKE, n.1

Structure; texture; constitution of parts in a body. It may sometimes be synonymous with shape or form, but more properly the word signifies the manner in which the parts of the body are united; as, a man of slender make, or feeble make. Is our perfection of so frail a make / As every plot can undermine and shake? Dryden.


MAKE, n.2 [Sax. maca, gemaca; Dan. mage; Eng. match. It seems allied to make, as peer, L. par, to Heb. ברא.]

A companion; a mate. [Obs.] Spenser. B. Jonson.


MAKE, v.i.

  1. To tend; to proceed; to move. He made toward home. The tiger made at the sportsman. Formerly authors used to make away, to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make toward.
  2. To contribute; to have effect. This argument makes nothing in his favor. He believes wrong to be right, and right to be wrong, when it makes for his advantage.
  3. To rise; to flow toward land; as, the tide makes fast. To make as if, to show; to appear; to carry appearance. Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them and fled. Josh. viii. To make away with, to kill; to destroy. To make for, to move toward; to direct a course toward; as, we apprehended a tempest approaching, and made for a harbor. #2. To tend to advantage; to favor. A war between commercial nations makes for the interest of neutrals. To make against, to tend to injury. This argument makes against his cause. To make out, to succeed; to have success at last. He made out to reconcile the contending parties. To make up, to approach. He made up to us with boldness. To make up for, to compensate; to supply by an equivalent. Have you a supply of friends to make up for those who are gone? Swift. To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends. To make with, to concur. Hooker.

MAKE, v.t. [pret. and pp. made. Sax. macian; G. machen; D. maaken; Dan. mager, to contrive; mager paa, to make, to form, to mold, to contrive, to practice. The primary sense is to cause to act or do, to press, drive, strain or compel, as in the phrases, make your servant work, make him go.]

  1. To compel; to constrain. They should be made to rise at an early hour. Locke.
  2. To form of materials; to fashion; to mold into shape; to cause to exist in a different form, or as a distinct thing. He fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. Ex. xxxii. God not only made, but created; not only made the work, but the materials. Dwight, Theol.
  3. To create; to cause to exist; to form from nothing. God made the materials of the earth and of all worlds.
  4. To compose; to constitute as parts, materials or ingredients united in a whole. These several sums make the whole amount. The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea / Make but one temple for the deity. Waller.
  5. To form by art. And art with her contending, doth aspire / T' excel the natural with made delights. Spenser.
  6. To produce or effect, as the agent. Call for Sampson, that he may make us sport. Judges xvi.
  7. To produce, as the cause; to procure; to obtain. Good tillage is necessary to make good crops. Wealth maketh many friends. Prov. xix.
  8. To do; to perform; to execute; as, to make a journey; to make a long voyage.
  9. To cause to have any quality, as by change or alteration. Wealth may make a man proud; beauty may make a woman vain; a due sense of human weakness should make us humble.
  10. To bring into any state or condition; to constitute. See I have made thee a God to Pharaoh. Exod. vii. Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Exod. ii.
  11. To contract; to establish; as, to make friendship. Rowe.
  12. To keep; as, to make abode. Dryden.
  13. To raise to good fortune; to secure in riches or happiness; as when it is said, he is made for this world. Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown. Dryden.
  14. To suffer. He accuses Neptune unjustly, who makes shipwreck a second time. Bacon.
  15. To incur; as, to make a loss. [Improper.] Dryden.
  16. To commit; to do. I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I made. [Little used.] Dryden.
  17. To intend or to do; to purpose to do. Gomez, what mak'st thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? [Not used.] Dryden. We now say, what doest thou here?
  18. To raise, as profit; to gain; to collect; as, to make money in trade or by husbandry; to make an estate by steady industry.
  19. To discover; to arrive in sight of; a seaman's phrase. They made the land at nine o'clock on the larboard bow, distant five leagues.
  20. To reach; to arrive at; as, to make a port or harbor; a seaman's phrase.
  21. To gain by advance; as, to make little way with a head wind; we made our way to the next village. This phrase often implies difficulty.
  22. To provide; as, to make a dinner or entertainment
  23. To put or place; as, to make a difference between strict right and expedience.
  24. To turn; to convert, as to use. Whate'er they catch / Their fury makes an instrument of war. Dryden.
  25. To represent. He is not the fool you make him, that is, as your representation exhibits him.
  26. To constitute; to form. It is melancholy to think that sensual pleasure makes the happiness of a great part of mankind.
  27. To induce; to cause. Self-confidence makes a man rely too much on his own strength and resources.
  28. To put into a suitable or regular form for use; as, to make a bed.
  29. To fabricate; to forge. He made the story himself.
  30. To compose; to form and write; as, to make verses or an oration.
  31. To cure; to dry and prepare for preservation; as, to make hay. To make amends, to make good; to give adequate compensation; to replace the value or amount of loss. To make account of, to esteem; to regard. Bacon. To make away, to kill; to destroy. Sidney. Addison. #2. To alienate; to transfer. Waller. We now usually say, to make over property. To make free with, to treat with freedom; to treat without ceremony. Pope. To make good, to maintain; to defend. I'll either die, or I'll make good the place. Dryden. #2. To fulfill; to accomplish; as, to make good one's word, promise or engagement. #3. To make compensation for; to supply an equivalent; as, to make good a loss or damage. To make light of, to consider as of no consequence; to treat with indifference or contempt. They made light of it and went their way. Matth. xxii. To make love, or to make suit, to court; to attempt to gain the favor or affection. To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial. Bacon. To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem; to consider as of great value, or as giving great pleasure. To make of, to understand. He knows not what to make of the news, that is, he does not well understand it; he knows not how to consider or view it. #2. To produce from; to effect. I am astonished that those who have appeared against this paper, have made so very little of it. Addison. #3. To consider; to account; to esteem. Makes she no more of me than of a slave? Dryden. To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate. He made over his estate in trust or in fee. To make out, to learn; to discover; to obtain a clear understanding of. I can not make out the meaning or sense of this difficult passage. Antiquaries are not able to make out the inscription on this medal. #2. To prove; to evince; to establish by evidence or argument. The plaintif, not being able to make out his ease, withdrew the suit. In the passages from divines, most of the reasonings which make out both my propositions are already suggested. Atterbury. #3. To furnish; to find or supply. He promised to pay, but was not able to make out the money or the whole sum. To make sure of, to consider as certain. Dryden. #2. To secure to one's possession, as, to make sure of the game. To make up, to collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package. #2. To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel. #3. To repair; as, to make up a hedge. Ezek. xiii. #4. To supply what is wanting. A dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum. #5. To compose, as ingredients or parts. Oh, he was all made up of love and charms! Addison. The parties among us are made up of moderate whigs and presbyterians. Swift. #6. To shape; as, to make up a mass into pills. #7. To assume a particular form of features; as, to make up a face; whence, to make up a lip, is to pout. #8. To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss. #9. To settle; to adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts. #10. To determine; to bring to a definite conclusion; as, to make up one's mind. In seamen's language, to make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended. To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost. To make water, to leak. To make words, to multiply words.

Make
  1. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.

    [Obs.]

    For in this world no woman is
    Worthy to be my make.
    Chaucer.

  2. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.

    Hence, in various specific uses or applications: (a)
  3. 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.

    [Obs.]

    A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make. Shak.

  4. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.

    It our perfection of so frail a make
    As every plot can undermine and shake?
    Dryden.

    On the make,bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain. [Low, U. S.]

  5. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.

    Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Ex. ii. 14.

    See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. Ex. vii. 1.

    * When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make bold; to make free, etc.

  6. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.

    * Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to make toward, etc.

  7. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.

    He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him. Baker.

  8. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.

    M. Arnold.

    Follow after the things which make for peace. Rom. xiv. 19.

    Considerations infinite
    Do make against it.
    Shak.

  9. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.

    * In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually omitted.

    I will make them hear my words. Deut. iv. 10.

    They should be made to rise at their early hour. Locke.

  10. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
  11. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.

    And old cloak makes a new jerkin. Shak.

  12. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

    [Archaic] Chaucer. Tennyson.

    To solace him some time, as I do when I make. P. Plowman.

    To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).

    Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. Josh. viii. 15.

    My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me. Latimer.

    -- To make at, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner; to attack. -- To make away with. (a) To carry off. (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate. (c) To kill; to destroy. -- To make off, to go away suddenly. -- To make out, to succeed; to be able at last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties. -- To make up, to become reconciled or friendly. -- To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent for. -- To make up to. (a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us. (b) To pay addresses to; to make love to. -- To make up with, to become reconciled to. [Colloq.] -- To make with, to concur or agree with. Hooker.

  13. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.

    The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
    Make but one temple for the Deity.
    Waller.

  14. To be engaged or concerned in.

    [Obs.]

    Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? Dryden.

  15. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.

    "And make the Libyan shores." Dryden.

    They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side. Sir T. Browne.

    To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order. -- To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it. -- To make account. See under Account, n. -- To make account of, to esteem; to regard. -- To make away. (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]

    If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away. Burton.

    (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.] Waller. -- To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate. -- To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture. -- To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack. -- To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose. -- To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] Beau. *** Fl. -- To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer. -- To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]

    Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement. Shak.

    - To make free with. See under Free, a. -- To make good. See under Good. -- To make head, to make headway. -- To make light of. See under Light, a. -- To make little of. (a) To belittle. (b) To accomplish easily. -- To make love to. See under Love, n. -- To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq. Western U. S.] -- To make merry, to feast] to be joyful or jovial. -- To make much of, to treat with much consideration,, attention, or fondness; to value highly. -- To make no bones. See under Bone, n. -- To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to be a matter of indifference. -- To make no doubt, to have no doubt. -- To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make no difference. -- To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something, in a prescribed form of law. -- To make of. (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of the news. (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to account. "Makes she no more of me than of a slave." Dryden. -- To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's self of a charge. -- To make out. (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out the meaning of a letter. (b) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable to make out his case. (c) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make out the money. -- To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee. -- To make sail. (Naut.) (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended. (b) To set sail. -- To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift to do without it. [Colloq.]. -- To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or drift backward. -- To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a request or suggestion. -- To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to court. -- To make sure. See under Sure. -- To make up. (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package. (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel. (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum. (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape, prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into pills; to make up a story.

    He was all made up of love and charms! Addison.

    (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss. (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts. (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was well made up. -- To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of pain or derision. -- To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to resolve. -- To make water. (a) (Naut.) To leak. (b) To urinate. -- To make way, or To make one's way. (a) To make progress; to advance. (b) To open a passage; to clear the way. -- To make words, to multiply words.

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MAKE, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive made.

1. To compel; to constrain.

They should be made to rise at an early hour.

2. To form of materials; to fashion; to mold into shape; to cause to exist in a different form, or as a distinct thing.

He fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. Exodus 32:1.

God not only made, but created; not only made the work, but the materials.

3. To create; to cause to exist; to form from nothing. God made the materials of the earth and of all worlds.

4. To compose; to constitute as parts, materials or ingredients united in a whole. These several sums make the whole amount.

The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,

MAKE but one temple for the deity.

5. To form by art.

And art with her contending, doth aspire

T'excel the natural with made delights.

6. To produce or effect, as the agent.

Call for Sampson, that he may make us sport. Judges 16:25.

7. To produce, as the cause; to procure; to obtain. Good tillage is necessary to make good crops.

Wealth maketh many friends. Proverbs 19:1.

8. To do; to perform; to execute; as, to make a journey; to make a long voyage.

9. To cause to have any quality, as by change or alteration. Wealth may make a man proud; beauty may make a woman vain; a due sense of human weakness should make us humble.

10. To bring into any state or condition; to constitute.

See I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. Exodus 7:1.

Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Exo 2.

11. To contract; to establish; as, to make friendship.

12. To keep; as, to make abode.

13. To raise to good fortune; to secure in riches or happiness; as when it is said, he is made for this world.

Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.

14. To suffer.

He accuses Neptune unjustly, who makes shipwreck a second time.

15. To incur; as, to make a loss. [Improper.]

16. To commit; to do.

I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I made. [Little used.]

17. To intend or to do; to purpose to do.

Gomez, what mak'st thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? [Not used.]

We now say, what doest thou here?

18. To raise, as, profit; to gain; to collect; as, to make money in trade or by husbandry; to make an estate by steady industry.

19. To discover; to arrive in sight of; a seaman's phrase, They made the land at nine o'clock on the larboard bow, distant five leagues.

20. To reach; to arrive at; as, to make a port or harbor; a seaman's phrase.

21. To gain by advance; as, to make little way with a head wind; we made our way to the next village. This phrase often implies difficulty.

22. To provide; as, to make a dinner or entertainment.

23. To put or place; as, to make a difference between strict right and expedience.

24. To turn; to convert, as to use.

Whate'er they catch,

Their fury makes an instrument of war.

25. To represent. He is not the fool you make him, that is, as your representation exhibits him.

26. To constitute; to form. It is melancholy to think that sensual pleasure makes the happiness of a great part of mankind.

27. To induce; to cause. Self-confidence makes a man rely too much on his own strength and resources.

28. To put into a suitable or regular form for use; as, to make a bed.

29. To fabricate; to forge. He made the story himself.

30. To compose; to form and write; as, to make verses or an oration.

31. To cure; to dry and prepare for preservation; as, to make hay.

To make amends, to make good; to give adequate compensation; to replace the value or amount of loss.

To make account of, to esteem; to regard.

To make away, to kill; to destroy.

1. To make free with, to treat with freedom; to treat without ceremony.make good, to maintain, to defend.

I'll either die, or I'll make good the place.

1. To fulfill; to accomplish; as, to make good one's word, promise or engagement.

2. To make compensation for; to supply an equivalent; as, to make good a loss or damage.

To make light of, to consider as of no consequence; to treat with indifference or contempt.

They made light of it, and went their way. Matthew 22:44.

To make love,

To make suit, to court; to attempt to gain the favor or affection.

To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.

To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem; to consider as of great value, or as giving great pleasure.

To make of, to understand. He knows not what to make of the news, that is, he does not well understand it; he knows not how to consider or view it.

1. To produce from; to effect.

I am astonished that those who have appeared against this paper, have made so very little of it.

2. To consider; to account; to esteem.

MAKEs she no more of me than of a slave?

To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate. He made over his estate in trust or in fee.

To make out, to learn; to discover; to obtain a clear understanding of. I cannot make out the meaning or sense of this difficult passage. Antiquaries are not able to make out the inscription on this medal.

1. To prove; to evince; to establish by evidence or argument. The plaintiff, not being able to make out his case, withdrew the suit.

In the passages from divines, most of the reasonings which make out both my propositions are already suggested.

2. To furnish; to find or supply. He promised to pay, but was not able to make out the money or the whole sum.

To make sure of, to consider as certain.

1. To secure to one's possession; as, to make sure of the game.

To make up, to collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.

1. To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel.

2. To repair; as, to make up a hedge. Ezekiel 13:18.

3. To supply what is wanting. A dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.

4. To compose, as ingredients or parts.

Oh, he was all made up of love and charms!

The parties among us are made up of moderate whigs and presbyterians.

5. To shape; as, to make up a mass into pills.

6. To assume a particular form of features; as, to make up a face; whence, to make up a lip, is to pout.

7. To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.

8. To settle; to adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts.

9. To determine; to bring to a definite conclusion; as, to make up one's mind.

In seamen's language, to make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended.

To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost.

To make water, to leak.

To make words, to multiply words.

MAKE, verb intransitive To tend; to proceed; to move. He made towards home. The tiger made at the sportsman. Formerly authors used to make way, to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make towards.

1. To contribute; to have effect. This argument makes nothing in his favor. He believes wrong to be right, and right to be wrong, when it makes for his advantage.

2. To rise; to flow toward land; as, the tide makes fast.

To make as if, to show; to appear; to carry appearance.

Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. Joshua 8:1.

To make away with, to kill; to destroy.

To make for, to move towards; to direct a course towards; as, we apprehended a tempest approaching, and made for a harbor.

1. To tend to advantage; to favor. A war between commercial nations makes for the interest of neutrals.

To make against, to tend to injury. This argument makes against his cause.

To make out, to succeed; to have success at last. He made out to reconcile the contending parties.

To make up, to approach. He made up to us with boldness.

To make up for, to compensate; to supply by an equivalent.

Have you a supply of friends to make up for those who are gone?

To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends.

To make with, to concur.

MAKE, noun Structure; texture; constitution of parts in a body. It may sometimes be synonymous with shape or form, but more properly, the word signifies the manner in which the parts of a body are united; as a man of slender make or feeble make

Is our perfection of so frail a make

As every plot can undermine and shake?

MAKE, noun [Eng. match; Latin par.] A companion; a mate.

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