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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a match/marriage made in heaven (=a happy and successful marriage)
advances made
▪ the advances made in the understanding of mental handicap
be made of/from cotton
▪ The fabric is made of cotton or wool.
be made/become manifest (=be clearly shown)
▪ Their devotion to God is made manifest in ritual prayer.
made a citizen’s arrest
▪ Brown made a citizen’s arrest when a youth attempted to rob an elderly woman.
made a dart for
▪ The prisoner made a dart for the door.
made a deep impression on
▪ What he said made a deep impression on me.
made a loss
▪ The company made a loss of $250,000 last year.
made a mess
▪ The dog’s made a mess on the carpet.
made a mint
▪ She made a mint on the stock exchange last year.
made a...cock-up of
▪ He’s made a monumental cock-up of his first assignment.
made a...dent
▪ The trip made a big dent in our savings.
made aware
▪ Mr Braley has been made aware of the need for absolute secrecy.
made bankrupt
▪ Mr Trent lost his house when he was made bankrupt.
made every endeavour
▪ They made every endeavour to find the two boys.
made homeless
▪ Thousands of people have been made homeless.
made it big (=became very successful)
▪ After years as a small-time actor, he suddenly made it big in Hollywood.
made no reply
▪ Stephen made no reply.
made payable to
▪ Cheques should be made payable to the National Trust.
made provisions for
▪ He made provisions for his wife and his children in his will.
made public
▪ Details of the highly sensitive information have not been made public.
made redundant
▪ Seventy factory workers were made redundant in the resulting cuts.
made representations
▪ A group of students made representations to the college about the poor standard of the accommodation.
made sacrifices
▪ They made sacrifices to ensure a good harvest.
made the ultimate sacrifice
▪ Captain Oates made the ultimate sacrifice in a bid to save his colleagues.
made up a foursome
▪ Jim and Tina made up a foursome with Jean and Bruce.
made...a laughing stock
▪ The programme has made the U.S. a laughing stock.
made...a pig of myself (=ate too much)
▪ I made a bit of a pig of myself at dinner.
made...abundantly clear
▪ She’d made her feelings towards him abundantly clear.
▪ The teacher made serious allegations against a colleague.
▪ The committee made no allusion to the former President in its report.
▪ Jesse laughed, which made me even angrier.
made...approach to
▪ They made a direct approach to the minister of education.
▪ It was clear to land so we made our approach.
▪ The police made several arrests.
▪ I made a bit of a boo-boo asking her about David!
made...botch of
▪ I’ve just made an awful botch of my translation.
made...concerted effort
▪ Libraries have made a concerted effort to attract young people.
▪ He made his Major League debut as shortstop.
▪ The contrast could not have been made more explicit.
▪ The party made considerable gains at local elections.
▪ The gunmen made a getaway on foot.
made...go weak at the knees
▪ His smile made her go weak at the knees. hell
▪ My mother made my life hell.
▪ You made me look really stupid in front of all my friends!
▪ The Council has made it mandatory for all nurses to attend a refresher course every three years.
made...motion with
▪ Doyle glanced back at Bodie, and made a slight motion with his head.
▪ The taste made me nauseous.
made...New Year resolutions
▪ I haven’t made any New Year resolutions – I never stick to them anyway.
▪ Caldwell made a plea for donations.
▪ She made two purchases from my stall.
▪ The company has recently made a big push into the Japanese market.
▪ He made a rendezvous with her in Times Square.
▪ Jones made 32 runs this afternoon.
▪ Martin made a brilliant save from Nichol’s shot.
▪ She believed she had been made a scapegoat for what happened.
▪ We made a sortie from our hotel to the open-air market.
▪ His reluctance to answer my questions made me suspicious.
▪ Mary made us very welcome.
mind is made up
▪ No more argument. My mind is made up.
specially designed/built/made etc
▪ The boats are specially built for the disabled.
were made of sterner stuff (=were more determined)
▪ Surely you’re not going to give up? I thought you were made of sterner stuff.
I'm not made of money
be made of sterner stuff
▪ But Bastide was made of sterner stuff.
▪ But it seems to us that hypocrisy should be made of sterner stuff.
▪ In the years separating the two Great Wars women were made of sterner stuff.
▪ Miller seemed about to choke on his drink, but Floyd was made of sterner stuff.
▪ The female characters, too, are made of sterner stuff than the quick-witted schemers of Figaro.
▪ The visitors seem to be made of sterner stuff.
▪ This time, however, the opposition was made of sterner stuff.
be made of stone
▪ Before the steel skeleton, tall buildings were made of stone.
▪ The floors throughout the house are made of stone, including upstairs!
be made up to captain/manager etc
fresh-made/fresh-cut/fresh-grated etc
freshly ground/picked/made etc
▪ A garland of freshly picked marigolds hung from the mirror.
▪ A good addition to dried apricot fool is a spoonful or two of freshly ground almonds.
▪ Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ Season generously with freshly ground pepper and add salt to taste.
▪ Squeeze over some lemon juice and add freshly ground pepper.
▪ Sure enough, inside we found some beautiful zucchini and tomatoes, freshly picked from a nearby garden.
▪ There were dates and a delicious bowl of freshly made cottage cheese.
have it made in the shade
new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc
there's money (to be made) in sth
▪ Experts and city officials agree there's money to be made in the casino business.
▪ And there's money in being the best.
▪ And there's money in it.
▪ I love airline food and further suspect that there's money in it somewhere.
you've made your bed and you must lie on it
▪ It made me glad to be what I was.
▪ The sky was clear and the sunlight had a brilliance and intensity that made her head reel.
▪ We had a good flight home with excellent connection times, which made it less exhausting than the journey to Jo'burg.
▪ We had stood our ground and made our point.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mad \Mad\, n. [AS. ma?a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and prob. to E. moth.] (Zo["o]l.) An earthworm. [Written also made.]


make \make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m[=a]d); 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 in a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.

      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. 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.

  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.

  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.

  6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.

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

  7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]

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

  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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

      1. To belittle.

      2. 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.

        1. To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of the news.

        2. 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.

          1. To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out the meaning of a letter.

          2. to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry; as, as they approached the city, he could make out the tower of the Chrysler Building.

    3. To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable to make out his case.

    4. To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make out the money. (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and handed it to him. 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.)

      1. To increase the quantity of sail already extended.

      2. 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.

        1. 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 supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.

      4. 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!

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

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

    7. 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 way, or To make one's way.

      1. To make progress; to advance.

      2. To open a passage; to clear the way.

        To make words, to multiply words.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Middle English maked, from Old English macod "made," past participle of macian "to make" (see make). Made up "invented" is from 1789; of minds, "settled, decided," from 1873. To be a made man is in Marlowe's "Faust" (1590). To have it made (1955) is American English colloquial. Grose's dictionary of slang and cant (1785) has for this word what might be the shortest and most cynical definition ever penned: "MADE. Stolen. Cant."


Etymology 1 alt. (context UK dialectal or obsolete English) A maggot or grub. n. (context UK dialectal or obsolete English) A maggot or grub. Etymology 2

vb. (en-past of: make)

  1. adj. produced by a manufacturing process; "bought some made goods at the local store; rope and nails"

  2. (of a bed) having the sheets and blankets set in order; "a neatly made bed" [ant: unmade]

  3. successful or assured of success; "now I am a made man forever"- Christopher Marlowe

  1. n. a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: brand]

  2. the act of mixing cards haphazardly [syn: shuffle, shuffling]

  3. [also: made]


See make

  1. v. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: do]

  2. give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear" [syn: get]

  3. make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor" [syn: create]

  4. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" [syn: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get]

  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" [syn: cause, do]

  6. create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries" [syn: produce, create]

  7. make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: draw]

  8. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"

  9. create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses" [syn: create]

  10. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month" [syn: gain, take in, clear, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in]

  11. create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest" [syn: do] [ant: unmake]

  12. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" [syn: form, constitute]

  13. reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade" [syn: reach, get to, progress to]

  14. be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"

  15. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"

  16. perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"

  17. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" [syn: construct, build]

  18. change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"

  19. act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"

  20. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn: name, nominate]

  21. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: have, get]

  22. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" [syn: reach, attain, hit, arrive at, gain]

  23. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws" [syn: lay down, establish]

  24. carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"

  25. add up to; "four and four make eight"

  26. form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof"

  27. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, have, give]

  28. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, prepare]

  29. put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room" [syn: make up]

  30. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: take]

  31. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" [syn: stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap]

  32. undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

  33. be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"

  34. amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"

  35. constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"

  36. appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us"

  37. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" [syn: work]

  38. reach in time; "We barely made the plane"

  39. gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"

  40. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" [syn: seduce, score]

  41. assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!" [ant: break]

  42. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress" [syn: pretend, make believe]

  43. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"

  44. calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"

  45. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"

  46. favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"

  47. develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"

  48. behave in a certain way; "make merry"

  49. eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug" [syn: urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water]

  50. [also: made]


Made or MADE may refer to:

Made (2001 film)

Made is a 2001 American comedy/crime film written and directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Peter Falk, and Sean Combs. It was Favreau's directorial debut.

Made (TV series)

MTV's MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be "made" into things like singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc. The teens are joined by a "Made Coach", an expert in their chosen field, who tries to help them attain their goals over the course of several weeks. Made documents the process the teens undergo as they try to achieve their goal.

Made (Scarface album)

Made is the tenth studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on December 4, 2007, by Rap-a-Lot Records and Asylum Records. The album was both critically and commercially successful, making it to 17 on the Billboard 200 and 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. One single was released, "Girl You Know" featuring R&B singer, Trey Songz, which became a minor hit on the R&B charts.

Made (1972 film)

Made is a 1972 film directed by John Mackenzie. It stars Carol White and Roy Harper. Made revolves around the story of a relationship between a young single mother, played by Carol White, and an insecure rock star, played by singer Roy Harper.

Made (Hawk Nelson album)

Made is the sixth studio album and eighth overall album for Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, which was produced by Seth Mosley and Jonathan Steingard that was released on April 2, 2013 on the Fair Trade Services record label. This was the first album the band has made while on that respective label, and the first album that the band has made since the departure of lead vocalist Jason Dunn. The lead vocalist for the band now is guitarist Steingard. The album marks the bands shift from the pop punk genre to a softer, contemporary alternative pop rock and has been met with commercial and critical success.

Made (Big Bang album)

Made (stylized as MADE) is the third Korean studio album and the fifth Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band Big Bang. It was released on February 3, 2016, in Japan under the title name Made Series and includes eight original singles previously released and Japanese versions of songs " Loser", " Bang Bang Bang", and " If You". This album marks their comeback after a 3-year hiatus.

Made (band)

Made (stylized as MAdE) was a lo-fi pop band from Toronto, Canada, active during the 1990s. Its members were Jason Taylor (lead vocals and guitar), Simon Bedford-James (guitar), Alison McLean (drums), and three different successive bass guitarists: John Bowker, later replaced by Scott Fairbrother, who was in turn replaced by Frank Guidoccio.

Usage examples of "made".

The Empress might have enough support among the nobles to keep a precarious hold on her throne, but she had made no overtures to the common folk, and they were solidly opposed to the idea of an Aberrant ruler.

An Aberrant whose Aberration made her better than those who despised her.

It is another key discovery that the old seers made, but in their aberration they relegated it to oblivion until it was rescued by the new seers.

But the fateful decisions secretly made, the intrigues, the treachery, the motives and the aberrations which led up to them, the parts played by the principal actors behind the scenes, the extent of the terror they exercised and their technique of organizing it - all this and much more remained largely hidden from us until the secret German papers turned up.

These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.

I made for thee, and one also for me, while I was abiding thee after the battle, and my love and my hope is woven into it.

And the thought of Abie Singleton taking chances at the Adonis Club made his blood run cold.

At the same time, the desperation I heard in some voices made me wonder if Natch had been right to question our ability to make changes.

Now that the words were out and there was no abjuration possible, she felt as if her bones were made of sand.

Notary take care to set it down that the said abjuration was made by one gravely suspected of heresy, so that if she should be proved to have relapsed, she should then be judged accordingly and delivered up to the secular Court.

But it must be understood that this refers to one who had made her abjuration as one manifestly taken in heresy, or as one strongly suspected of heresy, and not to one who has so done as being under only a light suspicion.

There were several women delegates and Ken made the most of their ablutions until he was distracted by the appearance of Karanja in a neat grey suit, an ingratiating grin on his face and his big ears standing out like sails.

He had given the name of Stanley Adams, and had had such a queerly thick droning voice, that it made the clerk abnormally dizzy and sleepy to listen to him.

He watched as the first shark made a pass at Abo, who moved out of its way like a bullfighter.

That would require leaving sufficient men aboard to subdue the prisoners, which in turn made any future action more hazardous.