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[ meyd ]


  1. simple past tense and past participle of make 1.


  1. produced by making, preparing, etc., in a particular way (often used in combination):

    well-made garments.

  2. artificially produced:

    made fur.

  3. invented or made-up:

    to tell made stories about oneself.

  4. prepared, especially from several ingredients:

    a made dish.

  5. assured of success or fortune:

    a made man.


/ meɪd /


  1. the past tense and past participle of make 1


  1. artificially produced
  2. in combination produced or shaped as specified


  3. get it made or have it made informal.
    to be assured of success
  4. made of money
    very rich

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Other Words From

  • half-made adjective
  • under·made adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of made1

First recorded in 1350–1400, for the adjective

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. 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.

More idioms and phrases containing made

  • have it made
  • make

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Example Sentences

But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.

In 2011 LGBT media outlet Queerty took the app to task for allegedly deleting accounts that made reference to being trans.

The program has not made a final selection on which upgrades will actually be included in future versions of the F-35.

Other major news outlets made the same decision, hiding behind a misplaced sense of multicultural sensitivity.

But  Republican and Democratic parties have made efforts to reverse that trend.

In this way bundles of the plants are easily made, and in most cases these can be readily carried about.

Bessires was included because he would never win it at any later date, but his doglike devotion made him a priceless subordinate.

With every allusion that Ramona made to the saints' statues, Alessandro's desire to procure one for her deepened.

I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.

Only in the carnage of the head, the tilt of the chin, was the insolence expressed that had made her many enemies.


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More About Made

What is a basic definition of made?

Made is the past tense and past participle of the verb make, meaning to create from materials. As an adjective, made describes something as being built or fashioned in a certain way or something that is guaranteed to have success or good fortune in the future. Made has a few other senses as an adjective.

Made is a past tense verb that means to have been produced, fashioned, or built out of materials or components.

  • Real-life examples: Many products are made in China. Toys, electronics, furniture, and many other things are made in factories. Spider webs are made by spiders.
  • Used in a sentence: Maria’s kids made a big mess in the living room.

As an adjective, made describes something as having been produced or manufactured in a specific way.

  • Used in a sentence: The bridge was well made and lasted for centuries.

Made can also describe something as being ensured future success or having a very bright future. Usually, this sense refers to a person being very rich or having a luxurious lifestyle. This sense is used in the phrase to have it made.

  • Used in a sentence: With her hundreds of servants to wait on her, Lori’s got it made!

Where does made come from?

Made is the past tense of the word make. The first records of make come from before the 900s. It ultimately comes from the Old English verb macian.

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What are some other forms related to made?

  • half-made (adjective)
  • undermade (adjective)

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How is made used in real life?

Made is a very common word that means to have been created, manufactured, or built.



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True or False?

If a boat was made in France, it means that it was destroyed there.

Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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