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make·shift

 (māk′shĭft′)
adj.
Suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute: used a rock as a makeshift hammer.
n.
A temporary or expedient substitute for something else: lacked a cane but used a stick as a makeshift.

makeshift

(ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft)
adj
serving as a temporary or expedient means, esp during an emergency
n
something serving in this capacity

make•shift

(ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft)

n.
1. a temporary expedient or substitute.
adj.
2. being or serving as a makeshift.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.makeshift - something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergencymakeshift - something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
Adj.1.makeshift - done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

makeshift

adjective temporary, provisional, make-do, substitute, jury (chiefly Nautical), expedient, rough and ready, stopgap the makeshift shelters of the homeless

makeshift

noun
Something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available:
Translations
بَديل مُؤَقَّت
provizorní
midlertidig
ideiglenes
bráîabirgîa-

makeshift

[ˈmeɪkʃɪft]
A. ADJ (= improvised) → improvisado; (= provisional) → provisional
B. Narreglo m provisional

makeshift

[ˈmeɪkʃɪft] adj [camp, shelter, weapon] → de fortunemake-up makeup [ˈmeɪkʌp] n
(= cosmetics) → maquillage m
(= character) [person] → caractère m
[substance, thing] → constitution f
the chemical make-up of the atmosphere → la constitution chimique de l'atmosphèremake-up artist nmaquilleur/euse m/fmake-up bag ntrousse f de maquillagemake-up remover ndémaquillant m

makeshift

adjimprovisiert; officeprovisorisch; weapon, tool, repairsbehelfsmäßig; makeshift accommodationNotunterkunft f; makeshift hospitalNotkrankenhaus nt
nÜbergangslösung f, → Notbehelf m ? shift N d

makeshift

[ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft] adjdi fortuna, improvvisato/a

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 .
References in classic literature ?
Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
All manner of makeshifts had to be tried in place of tile ducts, which were not known in 1883.
All those makeshifts were condemned and punished, for the law was harshly applied, in hopes to break up the clan spirit; but in that out-of-the-way, sea-bound isle, there were few to make remarks and fewer to tell tales.
Genteel blinds and makeshifts were more or less observable as soon as their doors were opened; screens not half high enough, which made dining-rooms out of arched passages, and warded off obscure corners where footboys slept at nights with their heads among the knives and forks; curtains which called upon you to believe that they didn't hide anything; panes of glass which requested you not to see them; many objects of various forms, feigning to have no connection with their guilty secret, a bed; disguised traps in walls, which were clearly coal-cellars; affectations of no thoroughfares, which were evidently doors to little kitchens.
said Raffles, sitting on one pedestal of a desk from which the top had been removed, and setting his makeshift lantern on the other.