Makebate to Malaxation
(Make"bate`) n. [Make, v. + bate a quarrel.] One who excites contentions and quarrels.
(Make"-be*lief`) n. A feigning to believe; make believe. J. H. Newman.
(Make"-be*lieve`) n. A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a
fiction; an invention. "Childlike make-believe." Tylor.
To forswear self-delusion and make- believe.M. Arnold.
(Make"-be*lieve`), a. Feigned; insincere. "Make-believe reverence." G. Eliot.
(Mak"ed) obs. p. p. of Make. Made. Chaucer.
(Make"-game`) n. An object of ridicule; a butt. Godwin.
(Make"less), a. [See 1st Make, and cf. Matchless, Mateless.]
1. Matchless. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. Without a mate. Shak.
(Make"-peace`) n. A peacemaker. [R.] Shak.
1. One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator.
The universal Maker we may praise.Milton.
2. (Law) The person who makes a promissory note.
3. One who writes verses; a poet. [Obs.]
"The Greeks named the poet poihth`s, which name, as the most excellent, hath gone through other
languages. It cometh of this word poiei^n, make; wherein, I know not whether by luck or wisdom, we
Englishmen have met well the Greeks in calling him a maker." Sir P. Sidney.
(Make"shift`) n. That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient. James Mill.
I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift.G. Eliot.
(Make"-up`) n. The way in which the parts of anything are put together; often, the way in which
an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character.
The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in their mental make-up.L. F. Ward.
(Make"weight`) n. That which is thrown into a scale to make weight; something of little account
added to supply a deficiency or fill a gap.
(||Ma"ki) n. [F., from native name.] (Zoöl.) A lemur. See Lemur.
1. The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction; as, this is cloth of your own making; the
making of peace or war was in his power.