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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 
  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. 
  Wealth  maketh  many  friends.  --Prov.  xix. 
  I  will  neither  plead  my  age  nor  sickness  in 
  excuse  of  the  faults  which  I  have  made 
  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 
  Who  makes  or  ruins  with  a  smile  or  frown. 
  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. 
  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 
  Note:  In  the  active  voice  the  to  of  the  infinitive  is  usually 
  I  will  make  them  hear  my  words  --Deut.  iv 
  They  should  be  made  to  rise  at  their  early  hour. 
  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. 
  {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.] 
  {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.'' 
  {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 
  {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! 
  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 
  {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]: 
  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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