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Webster 1913 Edition


Make

Make

(māk)
,
Verb.
I.
1.
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
.
Shakespeare
2.
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.
3.
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.
Shakespeare
4.
To increase; to augment; to accrue.
5.
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
,
Verb.
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 manage oneself; to be able at last; to make shift;
as, he
made out
to reconcile the contending parties; after the earthquake they
made out
all right
.
(b)
to engage in fond caresses; to hug and kiss; to neck; – of courting couples or individuals (for individuals, used with
with
);
as, they
made out
on a bench in the park; he was
making out
with the waitress in the kitchen
[informal]
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.

Make

,
Noun.
Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
It our perfection of so frail a
make

As every plot can undermine and shake?
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Make

MAKE

,
Verb.
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

,
Verb.
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

,
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; L. par.] A companion; a mate.

Definition 2022


make

make

See also: makë, måke, mǎkè, and mąkę

English

Verb

make (third-person singular simple present makes, present participle making, simple past and past participle made)

  1. (transitive, heading) To create.
    1. To construct or produce.
      We made a bird feeder for our yard. I'll make a man out of him yet.
      • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Prologue:
        Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
      • I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. […] The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, opened his mouth and roared “Hi!” and “Hello!” like the bull of Bashan.
      • 2013 June 22, T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
        Yet in “Through a Latte, Darkly”, a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain, Edward Kleinbard [] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate what he calls “stateless income”: []. In Starbucks’s case, the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.
    2. To write or compose.
      I made a poem for her wedding. He made a will.
    3. To bring about.
      make war
      They were just a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who went around making trouble for honest men.
    4. (religious) To create as, earth, heaven, stars, etc.
      • 1460-1500, The Towneley Playsː
        I see that it is good; now make we man to our likeness, that shall be keeper of mere & leas(ow), of fowls and fish in flood.
      God made earth and heaven.
  2. (intransitive, now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act.
    To make like a deer caught in the headlights.
    They made nice together, as if their fight never happened.
    He made as if to punch him, but they both laughed and shook hands.
  3. (intransitive) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.
  4. To constitute.
    They make a cute couple. This makes the third infraction. One swallow does not a summer make.
    • 2014, A teacher, "Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents", The Guardian, 23 September:
      So if your prospective school is proudly displaying that "We Are Outstanding" banner on its perimeter fence, well, that is wonderful … but do bear in mind that in all likelihood it has been awarded for results in those two subjects, rather than for its delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum which brings out the best in every child. Which is, of course, what makes a great primary school.
    • 1995, Harriette Simpson Arnow: Critical Essays on Her Work, p.46:
      Style alone does not make a writer.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  5. (intransitive, construed with of, typically interrogative) To interpret.
    I don’t know what to make of it.
  6. (transitive, usually stressed) To bring into success.
    This company is what made you. She married into wealth and so has it made.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      who makes or ruins with a smile or frown
  7. (transitive, second object is an adjective or participle) To cause to be.
    The citizens made their objections clear. This might make you a bit woozy. Did I make myself heard? Scotch will make you a man.
    • 2013 July 20, The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Since the launch early last year of [] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
  8. To cause to appear to be; to represent as.
    • Richard Baker (c.1568-1645)
      He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 29686887 , chapter IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  9. (transitive, second object is a verb) To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).
    You're making her cry. I was made to feel like a criminal.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapter III:
      In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. [] Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion.
  10. (transitive, second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
    The teacher made the student study. Don’t let them make you suffer.
  11. (transitive, of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be.
    His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person.
  12. (transitive, of a bed) To cover neatly with bedclothes.
  13. (transitive, US slang) To recognise, identify.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p.33:
      I caught sight of him two or three times and then made him turning north into Laurel Canyon Drive.
    • 2004, George Nolfi et al., Ocean's Twelve, Warner Bros. Pictures, 0:50:30:
      Linus Caldwell: Well, she just made Danny and Yen, which means in the next 48 hours the three o' your pictures are gonna be in every police station in Europe.
    • 2007 May 4, Andrew Dettmann et al., "Under Pressure", episode 3-22 of Numb3rs, 00:01:16:
      David Sinclair: (walking) Almost at Seventh; I should have a visual any second now. (rounds a corner, almost collides into Kaleed Asan) Damn, that was close.
      Don Eppes: David, he make you?
      David Sinclair: No, I don't think so.
  14. (transitive, colloquial) To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.
    We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight.
    • Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
      They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side.
  15. (intransitive, colloquial) To proceed (in a direction).
    They made westward over the snowy mountains. Make for the hills! It's a wildfire! They made away from the fire toward the river.
  16. (transitive) To cover (a given distance) by travelling. [from 16thc.]
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      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.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot, Chapter VIII:
      I made over twenty miles that day, for I was now hardened to fatigue and accustomed to long hikes, having spent considerable time hunting and exploring in the immediate vicinity of camp.
  17. (transitive) To move at (a speed). [from 17thc.]
    The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas. This baby can make 220 miles an hour.
  18. To appoint; to name.
    • 1991, Bernard Guenée, Between Church and State: The Lives of Four French Prelates (ISBN 0226310329):
      On November 15, 1396, [] Benedict XIII made him bishop of Noyon;
  19. (transitive, slang) To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).
    • 1990, Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas:
      Jimmy Conway: They're gonna make him.
      Henry Hill: Paulie's gonna make you?
  20. (intransitive, colloquial, euphemistic) To defecate or urinate.
    • 1992, Merrill Joan Gerber, The kingdom of Brooklyn, page 30:
      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.
    • 2003, Mary Anne Kelly, The Cordelia Squad, page 121:
      "He made in his pants, okay? I hope everybody's satisfied!" She flung her hat on the floor and kicked it. "He'll never come back to school now! Never! And it's all your fault!
  21. (transitive) To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).
    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.
    • 2011 September 2, Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, in BBC:
      Wales' defence had an unfamiliar look with Cardiff youngster Darcy Blake preferred to 44-cap Danny Gabbidon of Queen's Park Rangers, who did not even make the bench.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club:
      Bart spies an opportunity to make a quick buck so he channels his inner carny and posits his sinking house as a natural wonder of the world and its inhabitants as freaks, barking to dazzled spectators, “Behold the horrors of the Slanty Shanty! See the twisted creatures that dwell within! Meet Cue-Ball, the man with no hair!”
  22. (transitive) To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.
    • 1889 May 1, Chief Justice George P. Raney, Pensacola & A. R. Co. v. State of Florida (judicial opinion), reproduced in The Southern Reporter, Volume 5, West Publishing Company, p.843:
      Whether, [], the construction of additional roads [] would present a case in which the exaction of prohibitory or otherwise onerous rates may be prevented, though it result in an impossibility for some or all of the roads to make expenses, we need not say; no such case is before us.
    • 2005, Yuvi Shmul and Ron Peltier, Make It Big with Yuvi: How to Buy Or Start a Small Business, the Best Investment, AuthorHouse, ISBN 1-4259-0021-6, p.67:
      At first glance, you may be able to make rent and other overhead expenses because the business is doing well, but if sales drop can you still make rent?
    • 2011, Donald Todrin, Successfully Navigating the Downturn, Entrepreneur Press, ISBN 1-59918-419-2, p.194:
      So you can’t make payroll. This happens. [] many business owners who have never confronted it before will be forced to deal with this most difficult matter of not making payroll.
  23. (obsolete, intransitive) To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tennyson to this entry?)
  24. To enact; to establish.
    • 1791, The First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  25. To develop into; to prove to be.
    She'll make a fine president.
  26. To form or formulate in the mind.
    make plans; made a questionable decision
  27. (obsolete) 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.
  28. (obsolete) To increase; to augment; to accrue.
  29. (obsolete) To be engaged or concerned in.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs?
Conjugation
Derived terms
See also
  • Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
Translations

Noun

make (plural makes)

  1. (often of a car) Brand or kind; often paired with model. syn. transl.
    What make of car do you drive?
  2. How a thing is made; construction. syn.
    • 1907, Mark Twain, A Horse's Tale:
      I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
  3. Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. syn.
    The camera was of German make.
  4. (uncountable) Quantity produced, especially of materials. syn.
    • 1902, September 16, German Iron and Steel Production, page 8:
      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.
    • 1908, Charles Thomas Jacobi, Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More Particularly to the Printing of Books, page 331:
      [] 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.
    • 1914, Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton, Perch of the Devil, page 274:
      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.
    • 1925, Robert William Chambers, The Talkers, page 195:
      It's your make as the cards lie. Take your time.
  8. (physics) The closing of an electrical circuit. syn.
    • 1947, Charles Seymour Siskind, Electricity, page 94:
      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.
    • 2003, D. Curtis Jamison, Perl Programming for Biologists, ISBN 0471430595, page 115:
      However, the unzip and make programs weren't found, so the default was left blank.
  10. (slang) Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence. syn.
    • 2003, John Lutz, The Night Spider, ISBN 0786015160, page 53:
      "They ever get a make on the blood type?" Horn asked, staring at the stained mattress.
  11. (slang, usually in phrase "easy make") Past or future target of seduction (usually female). syn.
    • 2007, Prudence Mors Rains, Becoming an Unwed Mother, ISBN 020230955X, page 26:
      To me, if I weren't going with someone and was taking pills, it would be like advertising that I'm an easy make.
    • 1962, Ralph Moreno, A Man's Estate, page 12:
      She's your make, not mine. [] It isn't anything short of difficult to entertain someone else's pregnant fiancee.
  12. (slang, military) A promotion.
    • 2004, Joseph Stilwell, Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. and Joseph Stilwell, ISBN 1585442941, page 94:
      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
    • 1978, Biddy Baxter, Hazel Gill, Margaret Parnell, Rachel Barnes, Kate Pountney, The 'Blue Peter' Make, Cook & Look Book, page i:
      Blue Peter "make"
  14. (basketball) A made basket.
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English make, imake, from Old English ġemaca (a mate, an equal, companion, peer), from Proto-Germanic *gamakô (companion, comrade), from Proto-Indo-European *maǵ- (to knead, oil). Reinforced by Old Norse maki (an equal). Cognate with Icelandic maki (spouse), Swedish make (spouse, husband), Danish mage (companion, fellow, mate). See also match.

Noun

make (plural makes)

  1. (dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vii:
      Th'Elfe therewith astownd, / Vpstarted lightly from his looser make, / And his vnready weapons gan in hand to take.
    • 1624, Ben Jonson, The Masque of Owls at Kenilworth:
      Where their maids and their makes / At dancing and wakes, / Had their napkins and posies / And the wipers for their noses

Etymology 3

Origin uncertain.

Noun

make (plural makes)

  1. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, now rare) A halfpenny. [from 16th c.]
    • 1826, Sir Walter Scott, Woodstock; Or, the Cavalier:
      the last we shall have, I take it; for a make to a million, but we trine to the nubbing cheat to-morrow.
    • 1934, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Grey Granite, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), page 606:
      Only as he climbed the steps did he mind that he hadn't even a meck upon him, and turned to jump off as the tram with a showd swung grinding down to the Harbour […].

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: men · come · without · #110: make · def · might · being

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːkə/

Verb

make

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of maken

Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *m-atay, *atay, from Proto-Austronesian *m-aCay, *aCay (compare Cebuano matay, Chamorro matai, Fijian mate, , Ilocano matay, Indonesian mati, Javanese mati, Kapampangan mate, mete, Malagasy maty, Maori mate, Rapa Nui mate, Tagalog matay, Tahitian mate)

Noun

make

  1. death
  2. peril

Verb

make

  1. (stative) to die; dead
  2. (stative) to faint

Japanese

Romanization

make

  1. rōmaji reading of まけ

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish maki, from Old Norse maki, from Proto-Germanic *makô.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɑ̄ːkêː/

Noun

make c

  1. (slightly archaistic or formal) a spouse, a husband, a married man (mostly referring to a specific relation)
    Hon hade inte sett sin make på hela dagen.
    She had not seen her husband for all the day.
    Makarna hade råkat ta in på samma hotell.
    The man and his wife happened to board at the same hotel.
  2. something alike (in quality)
    Ingen hade sett svärdets make.
    Nobody had seen a sword like this.

Declension

Inflection of make 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative make maken makar makarna
Genitive makes makens makars makarnas

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