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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Make  \Make\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Made};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Making}.]  [OE.  maken,  makien,  AS  macian;  akin  to  OS  mak?n, 
  OFries  makia,  D.  maken,  G.  machen,  OHG.  mahh?n  to  join  fit 
  prepare,  make  Dan.  mage.  Cf  {Match}  an  equal.] 
  1.  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  To  form  of  materials;  to  cause  to  exist  in  a  certain 
  form  to  construct;  to  fabricate. 
 
  He  .  .  .  fashioned  it  with  a  graving  tool,  after 
  he  had  made  it  a  molten  calf.  --Ex.  xxxii 
  4. 
  b  To  produce,  as  something  artificial,  unnatural,  or 
  false;  --  often  with  up  as  to  make  up  a  story. 
 
  And  Art,  with  her  contending,  doth  aspire  To 
  excel  the  natural  with  made  delights.  --Spenser. 
  c  To  bring  about  to  bring  forward;  to  be  the  cause  or 
  agent  of  to  effect,  do  perform,  or  execute;  --  often 
  used  with  a  noun  to  form  a  phrase  equivalent  to  the 
  simple  verb  that  corresponds  to  such  noun  as  to  make 
  complaint,  for  to  complain;  to  make  record  of  for  to 
  record;  to  make  abode,  for  to  abide,  etc 
 
  Call  for  Samson,  that  he  may  make  us  sport. 
  --Judg.  xvi. 
  25. 
 
  Wealth  maketh  many  friends.  --Prov.  xix. 
  4. 
 
  I  will  neither  plead  my  age  nor  sickness  in 
  excuse  of  the  faults  which  I  have  made 
  --Dryden. 
  d  To  execute  with  the  requisite  formalities;  as  to  make 
  a  bill,  note,  will  deed,  etc 
  e  To  gain,  as  the  result  of  one's  efforts;  to  get  as 
  profit;  to  make  acquisition  of  to  have  accrue  or 
  happen  to  one  as  to  make  a  large  profit;  to  make  an 
  error;  to  make  a  loss  to  make  money. 
 
  He  accuseth  Neptune  unjustly  who  makes  shipwreck 
  a  second  time.  --Bacon. 
  f  To  find  as  the  result  of  calculation  or  computation; 
  to  ascertain  by  enumeration;  to  find  the  number  or 
  amount  of  by  reckoning,  weighing,  measurement,  and 
  the  like  as  he  made  the  distance  of  to  travel  over 
  as  the  ship  makes  ten  knots  an  hour;  he  made  the 
  distance  in  one  day 
  h  To  put  a  desired  or  desirable  condition;  to  cause  to 
  thrive. 
 
  Who  makes  or  ruins  with  a  smile  or  frown. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Note:  When  used  reflexively  with  an  adjective,  the  reflexive 
  pronoun  is  often  omitted;  as  to  make  merry;  to  make 
  bold;  to  make  free  etc 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  To  require;  to  constrain;  to  compel;  to  force;  to  cause 
  to  occasion;  --  followed  by  a  noun  or  pronoun  and 
  infinitive. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  7.  To  be  engaged  or  concerned  in  [Obs.] 
 
  Gomez,  what  makest  thou  here  with  a  whole 
  brotherhood  of  city  bailiffs?  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Making  \Mak"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  makes  workmanship;  fabrication; 
  construction;  as  this  is  cloth  of  your  own  making;  the 
  making  of  peace  or  war  was  in  his  power. 
 
  2.  Composition,  or  structure. 
 
  3.  a  poem.  [Obs.]  --Sir  J.  Davies. 
 
  4.  That  which  establishes  or  places  in  a  desirable  state  or 
  condition;  the  material  of  which  something  may  be  made 
  as  early  misfortune  was  the  making  of  him 
 
  5.  External  appearance;  from  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  making 
  n  :  the  act  that  results  in  something  coming  to  be  "the 
  devising  of  plans";  "the  fashioning  of  pots  and  pans"; 
  "the  making  of  measurements"  [syn:  {devising},  {fashioning}] 




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