made of

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Related to made of: made out of, made off

made from

made ofmade out of

Made is the past tense and -ed participle of the verb make.

See make

You can use made from, made out of, or made of to say that something has been produced using a substance or object, so that the original substance or object is completely changed.

They sailed on a raft made from bamboo.
The plates were made out of solid gold.
Her dress was made of a light, floaty material.

If something has been produced from another thing in an unusual or surprising way, you usually use made out of.

She was wearing a hat made out of plastic bags.

If you are mentioning the parts or materials from which something is constructed, you use made of or made out of. Don't use 'made from'.

My cabin was made of logs.
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Towards night, I fixed upon a proper place, under a rock, and marked out a semicircle for my encampment; which I resolved to strengthen with a work, wall, or fortification, made of double piles, lined within with cables, and without with turf.
I remembered the lump of beeswax with which I made candles in my African adventure; but I had none of that now; the only remedy I had was, that when I had killed a goat I saved the tallow, and with a little dish made of clay, which I baked in the sun, to which I added a wick of some oakum, I made me a lamp; and this gave me light, though not a clear, steady light, like a candle.
"Well," says I, "are not the materials of their buildings the products of their own country, and so it is all China ware, is it not?"--"No, no," says he, "I mean it is a house all made of China ware, such as you call it in England, or as it is called in our country, porcelain."--"Well," says I, "such a thing may be; how big is it?
As to the inside, all the walls, instead of wainscot, were lined with hardened and painted tiles, like the little square tiles we call galley-tiles in England, all made of the finest china, and the figures exceeding fine indeed, with extraordinary variety of colours, mixed with gold, many tiles making but one figure, but joined so artificially, the mortar being made of the same earth, that it was very hard to see where the tiles met.
And this is what I've made of my life--nothing, nothing, nothing."
His boat was made of three buffalo skins, stretched on a light frame, stitched together, and the seams paid with elk tallow and ashes.
The company's It's Purely Natural Dog Treats and Purrfectly Natural Cat Treats are made of all-natural, USA-farmed ingredients.
It is made of solid red oak and will last for years, notes Thompson.
Whether it's made of wood, metal, or high-grade aluminum, ballet teachers can't do without this basic piece of equipment.
Next, there is a long take from behind of Fisher meticulously laying out a title card and twenty photographs corresponding to images we saw him shooting earlier, followed by the silent film he made of them.
It's testing an exterior car body panel made of Azdel Superlite (a low-density version of Azdel formable composite sheet) made with random glass fibers in a PC/PBT matrix.
Some are made of nylon, a polyamide; others of polyaramide, the polymer used to make Kevlar.