Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having been fabricated; invented.
  • adjective Changed or adorned by the application of cosmetics or makeup.
  • adjective Complete; finished.
  • adjective Put together; arranged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective formed or conceived by the imagination; not true.
  • adjective British having been paved.
  • adjective marked by the use of cosmetic makeup.
  • adjective formed by fitting or joining components together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective transitive To make up the whole; to constitute.
  • adjective invented or fabricated
  • adjective changed by the application of cosmetics
  • adjective arranged or put together
  • adjective UK, regional delighted, pleased, thrilled

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

  • adjective having been paved

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Examples

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  • He obsessively played a fantasy baseball game of his own invention, charting the exploits of made-up players like Wino Love, Warby Pepper, Heinie Twiett, Phegus Cody and Zagg Parker, who toiled on imaginary teams named either for cars (the Pittsburgh Plymouths and New York Chevvies, for example) or for colors (the Boston Grays and Cincinnati Blacks).

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  • When she got in the car, perhaps he popped in a Bruce Springsteen tape, lit up a Marlboro Light, and looked into her made-up eyes.

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  • Who needs the made-up drama of The Real Housewives... when you have the real drama of the Decorah eagles?

    Karen Thalacker: Celebrating Independence Day With the Decorah Eagles

  • And she thought it was kind of gross the way they still played Circus, and once she heard them talking in a made-up language.

    So Much Pretty

  • One year my mother bought her a dollhouse with miniature wood furniture, chintz curtains, little made-up beds, and a perfect family of carved dolls, father dressed in his suit, mother with an apron around her waist, two sisters and a brother, as if to create what we lacked.

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  • She responded by closing one heavily made-up eye in an inviting wink.

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  • The nascent real-world success of the made-up band comes courtesy of Walt Disney Co., whose Disney Channel produced the movie.

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  • Sacca frequently used the name of his made-up consultancy operation, The Salinger Group.

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  • The little girls were singing a song from preschool, stopping to say “No no no, like this,” to each other and then laughing and starting over with made-up words.

    So Much Pretty

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