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Overview of noun making

The noun making has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) devising, fashioning, making

(the act that results in something coming to be; "the devising of plans"; "the fashioning of pots and pans"; "the making of measurements"; "it was already in the making")

2. qualification, making

(an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician")

3. making

((usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something; "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake")


Overview of verb make

The verb make has 49 senses? (first 29 from tagged texts)
1. (508) make, do

(engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution")

2. (459) make, get

(give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear")

3. (243) make, create

(make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

4. (85) induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

(cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

5. (78) cause, do, make

(give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

6. (52) produce, make, create

(create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

7. (33) draw, make

(make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?")

8. (17) make

(compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat")

9. (16) create, make

(create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses")

10. (14) gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in

(earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month")

11. (14) do, make

(create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest")

12. (12) form, constitute, make

(to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction")

13. (12) reach, make, get to, progress to

(reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade")

14. (10) make

(be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father")

15. (9) make

(make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones")

16. (8) make

(perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call")

17. (5) construct, build, make

(make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer")

18. (5) make

(change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks")

19. (5) make

(act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies")

20. (4) name, nominate, make

(charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club")

21. (4) have, get, make

(achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day")

22. (4) reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

(reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts")

23. (4) lay down, establish, make

(institute, enact, or establish; "make laws")

24. (3) make

(carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas")

25. (2) make

(form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum")

26. (2) hold, throw, have, make, give

(organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course")

27. (2) make, make up

(put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room")

28. (1) take, make

(head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains")

29. (1) stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make

(have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds")

30. make

(undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater")

31. make

(be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture")

32. make

(add up to; "four and four make eight")

33. make

(amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living")

34. make

(constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man")

35. make

(appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us")

36. make, work

(proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest")

37. make

(reach in time; "We barely made the plane")

38. make

(gather and light the materials for; "make a fire")

39. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare

(prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please")

40. seduce, score, make

(induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally")

41. make

(assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!")

42. make, pretend, make believe

(represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress")

43. make

(consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it")

44. make

(calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet")

45. make

(cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day")

46. make

(favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner")

47. make

(develop into; "He will make a splendid father!")

48. make

(behave in a certain way; "make merry")

49. make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water

(eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug")

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