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made    : [m'ed]
Mad \Mad\, n. [AS. ma?a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and
prob. to E. moth.] (Zool.)
An earthworm. [Written also {made}.]
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Made \Made\,
imp. & p. p. of {Make}.
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Made \Made\, a.
Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in;
as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one
consisting of a single spar. [WordNet sense 1]
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2. having the sheets and blankets set in order; -- of a bed;
as, is the bed made?.
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3. successful or assured of success; as, a self-made man.
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Now I am a made man forever. --Christopher
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{Made up}.
(a) Complete; perfect. "A made up villain." --Shak.
(b) Falsely devised; fabricated; as, a made up story.
(c) Artificial; as, a made up figure or complexion.
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Made \Made\, n. (Zool.)
See {Mad}, n.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
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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.
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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.
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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.]

{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."

{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

{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!
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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

{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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adj 1: 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

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "made":
assembled, assured of success, brought about, built, cast, caused,
coming, constructed, crafted, created, crowned with success,
custom, custom-built, custom-made, done, effectuated, executed,
extracted, fabricated, fashioned, forged, formed, fortunate,
gathered, grown, handcrafted, handmade, harvested, homemade,
homespun, machine-made, machined, made to order, man-made,
manufactured, mass-produced, milled, mined, molded,
on the up-and-up, on top, out in front, performed, prefab,
prefabricated, processed, produced, prosperous, put together,
raised, ready-for-wear, ready-formed, ready-made, ready-prepared,
ready-to-wear, refined, shaped, smelted, succeeding, successful,
surefire, triumphant, well-built, well-constructed, well-made

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