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make·up

or make-up  (māk′ŭp′)
n.
1. The way in which something is composed or arranged; composition or construction.
2. Printing The arrangement or composition, as of type or illustrations, on a page or in a book.
3. The qualities or temperament that constitute a personality; disposition: Lying is not in her makeup.
4. Cosmetics applied especially to the face.
5. Materials, such as cosmetics and costumes, that an actor or actress uses in portraying a role.
6. A special examination for a student who has been absent from or has failed a previous examination.

make-up

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) cosmetics, such as powder, lipstick, etc, applied to the face to improve its appearance
2. (Theatre)
a. the cosmetics, false hair, etc, used by an actor to highlight his features or adapt his appearance
b. the art or result of applying such cosmetics
3. the manner of arrangement of the parts or qualities of someone or something
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the arrangement of type matter and illustrations on a page or in a book
5. mental or physical constitution
vb (adverb)
6. (tr) to form or constitute: these arguments make up the case for the defence.
7. (tr) to devise, construct, or compose, sometimes with the intent to deceive: to make up a song; to make up an excuse.
8. (tr) to supply what is lacking or deficient in; complete: these extra people will make up our total.
9. (tr) to put in order, arrange, or prepare: to make up a bed.
10. (foll by: for) to compensate or atone (for): his kindness now makes up for his rudeness yesterday.
11. to settle (differences) amicably (often in the phrase make it up)
12. (Clothing & Fashion) to apply cosmetics to (the face) to enhance one's appearance or so as to alter the appearance for a theatrical role
13. (Theatre) to apply cosmetics to (the face) to enhance one's appearance or so as to alter the appearance for a theatrical role
14. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to assemble (type and illustrations) into (columns or pages)
15. (Civil Engineering) (tr) to surface (a road) with asphalt, concrete, etc
16. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (tr)
a. to set in order and balance (accounts)
b. to draw up (accounting statements)
17. make up one's mind to decide (about something or to do something): he made up his mind to take vengeance.
18. make up to informal
a. to make friendly overtures to
b. to flirt with
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.make-up - an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled eventmake-up - an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event; "he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later"
event - something that happens at a given place and time
2.make-up - the way in which someone or something is composed
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
structure - the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"
phenotype - what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment
genetic constitution, genotype - the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
texture, grain - the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
karyotype - the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)
3.make-up - cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearancemake-up - cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
blackface - the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro
cosmetic - a toiletry designed to beautify the body
eyebrow pencil - makeup provided by a cosmetic pencil that is used to darken the eyebrows
eyeliner - makeup applied to emphasize the shape of the eyes
eyeshadow - makeup consisting of a cosmetic substance used to darken the eyes
face powder - cosmetic powder for the face
greasepaint - a greasy substance used as makeup by actors
kohl - a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids
lip-gloss - makeup that makes the lips shiny
lip rouge, lipstick - makeup that is used to color the lips
mascara - makeup that is used to darken and thicken the eye lashes
rouge, blusher, paint - makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks

make-up

noun
1. cosmetics, paint (informal), powder, face (informal), greasepaint (Theatre), war paint (informal), maquillage (French) Normally she wore little make-up, but this evening was clearly an exception.
2. nature, character, constitution, temperament, make, build, figure, stamp, temper, disposition, frame of mind, cast of mind He became convinced that there was some fatal flaw in his make-up.
Translations

make-up

[ˈmeɪkʌp]
A. N
1. (= cosmetics) → maquillaje m, pintura f
she touched up her make-upse retocó el maquillaje
she was wearing hardly any make-upllevaba muy poco maquillaje, iba casi sin maquillar
to put on one's make-upmaquillarse, pintarse
2. (= composition) → composición f; (= structure) → estructura f; (= character) → carácter m, modo m de ser
the racial make-up of a countryla composición racial de un país
3. [of clothes] → confección f
4. (Typ) → compaginación f, ajuste m
B. CPD make-up artist Nmaquillador(a) m/f
make-up bag Nneceser m del maquillaje
make-up girl Nmaquilladora f
make-up remover Ndesmaquillador m, desmaquillante m

make-up

n
Make-up nt; (Theat) → Maske f, → Schminke f; the star does his own make-upder Star schminkt sich selbst or macht seine Maske selbst; she spends hours on her make-upsie braucht Stunden zum Schminken
(= composition: of team, party etc) → Zusammenstellung f; (= character)Veranlagung f; psychological make-upPsyche f; loyalty is part of his make-uper ist loyal veranlagt; it’s part of their national make-updas gehört zu ihrem Nationalcharakter
(Typ) → Umbruch m; (= layout)Aufmachung f

make-up

:
make-up artist
nMaskenbildner(in) m(f)
make-up bag
make-up brush
nMake-up-Pinsel m
make-up girl
make-up kit
nSchminkset nt
make-up man
make-up mirror
nSchminkspiegel m
make-up woman

make-up

[ˈmeɪkˌʌp] n
a. (cosmetics) → trucco, cosmetici mpl
b. (nature, of object, group) → composizione f; (of football team) → formazione f; (of person) → carattere m

make

(meik) past tense, past participle made (meid) verb
1. to create, form or produce. God made the Earth; She makes all her own clothes; He made it out of paper; to make a muddle/mess of the job; to make lunch/coffee; We made an arrangement/agreement/deal/bargain.
2. to compel, force or cause (a person or thing to do something). They made her do it; He made me laugh.
3. to cause to be. I made it clear; You've made me very unhappy.
4. to gain or earn. He makes $100 a week; to make a profit.
5. (of numbers etc) to add up to; to amount to. 2 and 2 make(s) 4.
6. to become, turn into, or be. He'll make an excellent teacher.
7. to estimate as. I make the total 483.
8. to appoint, or choose, as. He was made manager.
9. used with many nouns to give a similar meaning to that of the verb from which the noun is formed. He made several attempts (= attempted several times); They made a left turn (= turned left); He made (= offered) a suggestion/proposal; Have you any comments to make?
noun
a (usually manufacturer's) brand. What make is your new car?
ˈmaker noun
a person who makes. a tool-maker; a dressmaker.
ˈmaking noun
the process of producing or forming something. glassmaking; (also adjective) the road-making industry.
ˌmake-beˈlieve noun
the act or art of pretending and imagining. a world of make-believe; (also adjective) a make-believe world.
ˈmake-ˌover noun
a (complete) change in a person's appearance made by cosmetic treatment, new hairstyle, new clothes etc.
ˈmakeshift adjective
temporary and usually of poor quality. a makeshift garden shed.
ˈmake-up noun
1. cosmetics applied to the face etc. She never wears any make-up.
2. the set, or combination, of characteristics or ingredients that together form something, eg a personality; composition. Violence is just not part of his make-up.
have the makings of
to have the clear ability for becoming. Your son has the makings of an engineer.
in the making
being made or formed at this very moment. A revolution is in the making.
make a/one's bed
to tidy and straighten the sheets, blankets etc on a bed after it has been used. The children make their own beds every morning.
make believe
to pretend (that). The children made believe they were animals.
make do (with with)
to use something as a poor-quality or temporary alternative to the real thing. There's no meat, so we'll have to make do with potatoes.
make for
to go towards. We're making for home.
make it
to be successful. After twenty years, we've finally made it.
make it up
1. to become friends again after a quarrel. It's time you two made it up (with each other).
2. to give compensation or make amends for something. I'm sorry – I'll make it up to you somehow.
make (something) of (something)
to understand (something) by or from (something). What do you make of all this?
make out
1. to see, hear or understand. He could make out a ship in the distance.
2. to make it seem that. He made out that he was earning a huge amount of money.
3. to write or fill in. The doctor made out a prescription.
4. (slang) to kiss, hug and caress; to neck. They were making out in the back seat.
make over
(American) to change something or turn it into something else. They made over the room as an office; The plastic surgeon made her face over.
make up
1. to invent. He made up the whole story.
2. to compose or be part(s) of. The group was made up of doctors and lawyers.
3. to complete. We need one more player – will you make up the number(s)?
4. to apply cosmetics to (the face). I don't like to see women making up (their faces) in public.
5. to become friends again (after a quarrel etc). They've finally made up (their disagreement).
make up for
to supply a reward, substitute etc for disappointment, damage, loss (of money or time) etc. Next week we'll try to make up for lost time.
make up one's mind
to make a decision. He finally made up his mind about the job.
make up to
to try to gain the favour or love of by flattery etc. She's always making up to the teacher by bringing him presents.

made of is used in speaking of the material from which an object is constructed etc: This table is made of wood/plastic/steel .
made from is used in speaking of the raw material from which something has been produced by a process of manufacture: Paper is made from wood/rags .

make-up

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References in classic literature ?
His smooth cheek was begrimed and flushed, and the coal dust on his eyelids, like the black pencilling of a make-up, enhanced the liquid brilliance of the whites, giving to his youthful face something of a feminine, exotic and fascinating aspect.
The antidote to all the above is to eat right, get plenty of sleep and develop a firm make-up policy.
The market awards points for every double bogey and worse, with six points for a six and seven for a seven, etc; and the make-up in easy conditions in 2000 bust the 400 mark.