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make \make\ (m[=a]k), n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.]
   A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]
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         For in this world no woman is
         Worthy to be my make.                    --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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:
      (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain
          form; to construct; to fabricate.
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                He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
                he had made it a molten calf.     --Ex. xxxii.
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      (b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
          false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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                And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
                To excel the natural with made delights.
                                                  --Spenser.
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      (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.
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                Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
                                                  --Judg. xvi.
                                                  25.
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                Wealth maketh many friends.       --Prov. xix.
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                I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
                excuse of the faults which I have made.
                                                  --Dryden.
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      (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.
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                He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
                a second time.                    --Bacon.
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      (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 in a desired or desirable condition; to cause
          to thrive.
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                Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   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.
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            Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
                                                  ii. 14.
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            See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.
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   Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
         pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
         bold; to make free, etc.
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   3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
      esteem, suppose, or represent.
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            He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
            him.                                  --Baker.
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   4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
      to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and
      infinitive.
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   Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
         omitted.
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               I will make them hear my words.    --Deut. iv.
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               They should be made to rise at their early hour.
                                                  --Locke.
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   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.
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            And old cloak makes a new jerkin.     --Shak.
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   6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
      constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham
      makes a hearty meal.
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            The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
            Make but one temple for the Deity.    --Waller.
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   7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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            Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
            brotherhood of city bailiffs?         --Dryden.
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   8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. "And
      make the Libyan shores." --Dryden.
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            They that sail in the middle can make no land of
            either side.                          --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   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.]
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                If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
                mind, they made him away.         --Burton.
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      (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.]
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            Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
            at the casement.                      --Shak.
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   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 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.
      (c) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
          to make out his case.
      (d) 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.)
      (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.
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                He was all made up of love and charms!
                                                  --Addison.
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      (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 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Make \Make\ (m[=a]k), 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.]
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            A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward
      home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
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   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.
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   3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or
      against; as, it makes for his advantage. --M. Arnold.
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            Follow after the things which make for peace. --Rom.
                                                  xiv. 19.
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            Considerations infinite
            Do make against it.                   --Shak.
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   4. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
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   5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic]
      --Chaucer. Tennyson.
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            To solace him some time, as I do when I make. --P.
                                                  Plowman.
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   To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to
      make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).
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            Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten
            before them, and fled.                --Josh. viii.
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            My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly
            displeased with me.                   --Latimer.
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   To make at, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner;
      to attack.

   To make away with.
      (a) To carry off.
      (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to
          dissipate.
      (c) To kill; to destroy.

   To make off, to go away suddenly.

   To make out, to succeed; to manage oneself; to be able at
      last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the
      contending parties; after the earthquake they made out all
      right.
      (b) to engage in fond caresses; to hug and kiss; to neck;
          -- of courting couples or individuals (for
          individuals, used with with); as, they made out on a
          bench in the park; he was making out with the waitress
          in the kitchen [informal]

   To make up, to become reconciled or friendly.

   To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent
      for.

   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Make \Make\, n.
   Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction;
   shape; form.
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         It our perfection of so frail a make
         As every plot can undermine and shake?   --Dryden.
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   On the make,
   (a) bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain. [Low, U.
       S.]
   (b) seeking higher social status or a higher employment
       position.
   (c) seeking a sexual partner; looking for sexual adventure.
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