Definition of Make-up

1. Noun. An event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event. "The two teams played a makeup one week later"

Exact synonyms: Makeup
Generic synonyms: Event
Derivative terms: Make Up, Make Up

2. Noun. The way in which someone or something is composed.

3. Noun. Cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance.
Exact synonyms: Makeup, War Paint
Specialized synonyms: Blackface, Eyebrow Pencil, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Face Powder, Greasepaint, Kohl, Lip-gloss, Lip Rouge, Lipstick, Mascara, Blusher, Paint, Rouge
Generic synonyms: Cosmetic
Derivative terms: Make Up, Make Up

Definition of Make-up

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of makeup) See usage notes there. ¹

2. Adjective. Made-up, false, imaginary, fabricated. ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) Of or relating to a reconciliation. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Make-up

make-up (current term)
make-up artist
make-up artists
make a break for it
make a clean breast
make a decision
make a difference
make a face
make a fool of
make a go of it
make a hash of
make a killing
make a leg
make a living

Literary usage of Make-up

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"It was the practice that the orders, when taken, were forwarded to the residence of the seller, and when a sufficient quantity to make up a car load had ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... of the sheets which make up a book ' containing space for mounting and fully describing fifty-one botanical specimens,' and in addition 'full directions ..."

3. Collections by CT Historical Society (1908)
"... git what land he wants to make up his lott by reason of by ways beng taken out of his lotts and all other wants to be laid out with his second Devisions ..."

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