made

[ meyd ]
/ meɪd /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of make1.

adjective

produced by making, preparing, etc., in a particular way (often used in combination): well-made garments.
artificially produced: made fur.
invented or made-up: to tell made stories about oneself.
prepared, especially from several ingredients: a made dish.
assured of success or fortune: a made man.

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Idioms for made

    have it made, Informal.
    1. to be assured or confident of success: With a straight A average he's got it made.
    2. to have achieved success, especially wealth, status, or the like.

OTHER WORDS FROM made

half-made, adjectiveun·der·made, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH made

made maid

Definition for made (2 of 2)

Origin of make

1
before 900; Middle English maken, Old English macian; cognate with Low German, Dutch maken, German machen

synonym study for make

1. Make, construct, manufacture mean to produce, to put into definite form, or to put parts together to make a whole. Make is the general term: Bees make wax. Construct, more formal, means to put parts together, usually according to a plan or design: to construct a building. Manufacture usually refers to producing something from material that requires conversion from one state or condition to another, now almost entirely by means of machinery in a relatively complex process: to manufacture automobiles by the assembly of different parts. The term is also often used contemptuously of unimaginative or hackneyed works of art with the implication that the work was produced mechanically, and is used abstractly with the idea of denying genuineness: to manufacture an excuse.

OTHER WORDS FROM make

mak·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for made (1 of 3)

made
/ (meɪd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of make 1

adjective

artificially produced
(in combination) produced or shaped as specifiedhandmade
get it made or have it made informal to be assured of success
made of money very rich

British Dictionary definitions for made (2 of 3)

make1
/ (meɪk) /

verb makes, making or made (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of make

makable, adjective

Word Origin for make

Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make

British Dictionary definitions for made (3 of 3)

make2
/ (meɪk) /

noun archaic

a peer or consort
a mate or spouse

Derived forms of make

makeless, adjective

Word Origin for make

Old English gemaca mate; related to match 1
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Idioms and Phrases with made (1 of 2)

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Idioms and Phrases with made (2 of 2)

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