Definition and Meanings for make

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Part of Speech of make

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, intransitive verb

Etymology of make

as. maca, gemaca. see match oe. maken, makien, as. macian; akin to os. mak, ofries. makia, d. maken, g. machen, ohg. mahh to join, fit, prepare, make, dan. mage. cf. match an equal

Meaning of make

as noun

  • a companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.;to form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
  • to produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
  • 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.
  • to execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.;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.
  • 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.;to put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
  • 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.
  • to cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
  • to require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
  • 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.
  • to compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.
  • to be engaged or concerned in.
  • to reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.

as noun

    as adjective, adjective, noun, noun

      as intransitive verb

      • 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.
      • to proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
      • to tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.
      • to increase; to augment; to accrue.
      • to compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

      as transitive verb

        as noun

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