(mk"shft`), n. That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means. James Mill.
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I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift.
G. Eliot.
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(mk"p`), n. 1. 1. The way in which the parts of anything are put together.
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The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in their mental make-up.
L. F. Ward.
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2. The constituent parts of anything; as, the makeup of the new congress was predominantly conservative.

3. Cosmetics applied to the face, such as lipstick, facial power, or eye shadow.

4. The aggregate of cosmetics and costume worn by an actor.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. (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.

8. (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.


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