made

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adjective \ ˈmād \

Definition of made

1 a :fictitious, invented
  • a made excuse
b :artificially produced
c :put together of various ingredients
  • a made dish
2 :assured of success
  • a made man
usually used in the phrase have it made

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Origin and Etymology of made

Middle English, from past participle of maken to make


MADE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of made for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that someone has the right qualities to be or to do something

  • —used to say that something has the right qualities for or to do something

  • : built, formed, or shaped in a specified way


MADE Defined for Kids

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Definition of made for Students

  • past tense and past participle of make


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