Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The way in which something is composed or arranged; composition or construction.
  • n. Printing The arrangement or composition, as of type or illustrations, on a page or in a book.
  • n. The qualities or temperament that constitute a personality; disposition: Lying is not in her makeup.
  • n. Cosmetics applied especially to the face.
  • n. Materials, such as cosmetics and costumes, that an actor or actress uses in portraying a role.
  • n. A special examination for a student who has been absent from or has failed a previous examination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An item's composition.
  • n. Cosmetics; colorants and other substances applied to the skin to improve its appearance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The way in which the parts of anything are put together.
  • n. The constituent parts of anything.
  • n. Cosmetics applied to the face, such as lipstick, facial power, or eye shadow.
  • n. The aggregate of cosmetics and costume worn by an actor.
  • n. 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.
  • n. An action that is taken to fulfill a requirement not accomplished at the expected time, such as a make-up examination.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The manner in which anything is made up, composed, or combined; composition of parts; arrangement of details.
  • n. In printing, the disposition or arrangement of types into pages or columns, preparatory to imposition or to locking up.
  • n. The preparation of an actor for impersonating the character assigned to him, including dress, painting and altering the appearance of the face, etc.; hence, any characteristic appearance regarded as analogous to an actor's make-up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
  • n. the way in which someone or something is composed
  • n. cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
  • n. the way in which someone or something is composed
  • n. cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
  • n. an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
  • v. make up something artificial or untrue
  • v. adjust for
  • v. devise or compose
  • v. come to terms
  • v. put in order or neaten
  • v. form or compose
  • v. apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
  • v. do or give something to somebody in return
  • v. make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point

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