Definition of make-up

noun : make-up

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event; "he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later" ;

verb : make-up

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" ;

  • 2. (

    ) devise or compose; "This designer makes up our Spring collections" ;

  • 4. (

    ) make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; "I have to make up a French exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?" ;

  • 6. (

    ) put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room" ;

  • 9. (

    ) apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning" ;

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