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Definition of Make
MakeMake Make, n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.]
A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]
For in this world no woman is Worthy to be my make.
--Chaucer. MakeMake Make, v. 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.
2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward
home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
Note: 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.
Considerations infinite Do make against it. --Shak.
4. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic]
To solace him some time, as I do when I make. --P.
To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to
make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).
Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten
before them, and fled. --Josh. viii.
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 make away with.
(a) To carry off.
(b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to
(c) To kill; to destroy.
To make off, to go away suddenly.
To make out, to succeed; to be able at last; to make shift;
as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties.
To make up, to become reconciled or friendly.
To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent
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. MakeMake Make, n.
Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction;
It our perfection of so frail a make As every plot can
undermine and shake? --Dryden.
On the make,bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain.
[Low, U. S.]
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