• WordNet 3.6
    • n make-up cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
    • n make-up the way in which someone or something is composed
    • n make-up an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event "he missed the test and had to take a makeup","the two teams played a makeup one week later"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue
    • make-up An action that is taken to fulfill a requirement not accomplished at the expected time, such as a make-up examination; as, the student took his make-up on Saturday.
    • make-up Cosmetics applied to the face, such as lipstick facial power, or eye shadow.
    • make-up The aggregate of cosmetics and costume worn by an actor.
    • make-up (Printing) The appearance of a page of a publication, specifically the type style of the text and the spatial arrangement of the text, illustrations, advertising material etc., on the page.
    • make-up (Printing) The art or process of arranging the portions of a printed publication on the pages for esthetic reasons or for optimal effect on the reader.
    • make-up The constituent parts of anything; as, the makeup of the new congress was predominantly conservative.
    • make-up The effect or appearance of the wearing of makeup (in senses 3 or 4); often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character; as, her makeup was very realistic.
    • make-up The way in which the parts of anything are put together. "The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in their mental make-up ."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The plant life in the oceans make up about 85 percent of all the greenery on the Earth.
    • ns Make-up the way anything is arranged: an actor's materials for personating a part:
    • ns Make-up (print.) the arrangement of composed types into columns or pages, as in imposition
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  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.”
  • David Thomas
    David Thomas
    “If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.”
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    “A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.”
  • John Ruskin
    “When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “And the joy of it all; when we count it all up; is found in the making of friends.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. macian; Ger. machen.


In literature:

All the while I was making up stories, with myself as heroine.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Still I should not gain it by hesitation, and I tried to make up my mind to be prepared for a disappointment, should I be mistaken.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
But he had no doubt that if he persisted in his refusal she would make up her mind to write.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
That will make up the dozen.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
The officers and passengers had been engaged in making up lists of the wounded and the dead.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
No mere money can ever make up to him for being thus baffled.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
But, Eunice, we've got to make up our minds to stay here and broil, this whole afternoon.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
As she could not make up her own mind, Diana made it up for her.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Sit down there and make up your records; vote those proxies.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Every one, Eleanore, owes himself his share of happiness, and he can get it if he simply makes up his mind to it.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann

In poetry:

So that's you, man,
or me. I make it as I can,
I pick up, I go
faster than they know—
"A Wicker Basket" by Robert Creeley
Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Book shop.
(Lady, make your mind up, and wait your life away.)
"Chant For Dark Hours" by Dorothy Parker
And as he had taken the same walk the day before,
The Bishop's mind was undisturbed and easy on that score;
Besides the Bishop had been told by some men,
That they saw him making his way up a glen.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall
A prudent wife is seldom had,
Because the husband makes her bad.
If you'd in happiness rejoice,
Then treasure up this short advice:
With gentle hand her errors cure,
And what you cannot mend, endure.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
Gliding through the gateway, there they go! there they go!
Don't they make you think of broken string of pearls?
Tripping up the stairway, here they come! here they come!
While the zephyrs frolic in their curls.
"Take Them Away! They'll Drive Me Crazy" by Henry Clay Work
A promise make your bride: that at the self-same hour,
Whether you gallop on or halt in some wide mart,
You'll look up at the moon, so round, so full, so bright,
The almost moveless moon, with longing in your heart!
"Kalmuck Bride" by Padraic Colum

In news:

The Warriors were on the road last week facing off against Midland Trail in a make-up game.
Dermablend, a tattoo cover make-up has used him in a new ad.
Bromeliads make up part of the America In Bloom garden display.
You'll have too many choices hindering your ability to make up your mind and follow the path most beneficial to you.
The Pikes Peak region gave the Fourth of July a second chance on Labor Day, with fireworks, fairs and a parade to make up for the festivities canceled during the Waldo Canyon fire.
Among the five nations that make up the BRIC association of leading emerging economies, energy theft is highest in India, where nearly a quarter of electricity is stolen or lost.
Students of color make up 22 percent of the Class of 2016.
Taylor Young, left, and John Pedigo, the duo who make up The O's perform at the Granada Theater on Saturday, Nov 17, 2012.
In the 'you-can't-make-up-this-stuff' category, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is spending about $1.1 million to develop a way to physiologically measure how engaged students are by their teachers' lessons.
The international make-up of the College of Europe represents a world of possibility.
Kim Kardashian attends her friend, celebrity make-up artist, Joyce Bonelli's Mad Hatter themed baby shower.
Why shouldn't jurors hear every bit of evidence each side wants to present, and then make up their own minds what evidence to consider in reaching a verdict.
"I can't make up for your lack of experience," he says, "but I can make you fitter.
New York City School Kids May Have To Give Up Vacation To Make Up For Lost Days From Sandy.
But the king of all tweezers, Tweezerman, announces its new "Special Edition Graffiti Slant Tweezer " to brighten up your make-up drawer.

In science:

In (3.9), the first term has ‘forgotten’ the first step, while the second term makes up for this mistake.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
The pertinent question is when does the transition occur, i.e., what is the smallest value of c for which the norm gain away from Jk makes up for the entropy loss.
The two possible values of the chromatic number of a random graph
The union of these non-peripheral ones makes up the collection pY (g) ⊂ C (Y ).
Coarse and synthetic Weil-Petersson geometry: quasi-flats, geodesics, and relative hyperbolicity
R and RS) make up more than 90 % of stars whose pericenter distances, rp , are less than 0.5 pc from the GC (Table 7).
Trojan Stars in the Galactic Center
The set of degrees for all nodes in the graph makes up the degree sequence, which follows a probability distribution called the degree distribution.
Evolving Clustered Random Networks