makeup

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noun make·up \ˈmā-ˌkəp\

Definition of makeup

  1. 1a :  the way in which the parts or ingredients of something are put together :  composition the ethnic makeup of the neighborhoodb :  physical, mental, and moral constitution His daring attitude toward risks is a major part of his makeup.

  2. 2a :  the operation of making up especially pages for printingb :  design or layout of printed matter

  3. 3a (1) :  cosmetics (as lipstick, mascara, and eye shadow) used to color and beautify the face (2) :  a cosmetic applied to other parts of the body leg makeup for a tanned appearanceb :  materials (as wigs and cosmetics) used in making up or in special costuming (as for a play)

  4. 4 :  replacement; specifically :  material added (as in a manufacturing process) to replace material that has been used up makeup water

  5. 5 :  something that makes up for a previous postponement, omission, failure, or deficiency a makeup exam

Examples of makeup in a sentence

  1. His daring attitude toward risks is a major part of his makeup.

  2. She put on some makeup before the party.

  3. She applied her makeup lightly.

  4. She's too young to wear makeup.

  5. put on makeup for a play

  6. I didn't recognize him when he was in his theatrical makeup.

1821

First Known Use of makeup

1821


MAKEUP Defined for English Language Learners

makeup

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noun make·up \ˈmā-ˌkəp\

Definition of makeup for English Language Learners

  • : the way in which something is put together or arranged

  • : the physical, mental, and moral character of a person

  • : substances (such as lipstick or powder) used to make someone's face look more attractive


MAKEUP Defined for Kids

makeup

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noun make·up \ˈmāk-ˌəp\

Definition of makeup for Students

  1. 1 :  any of various cosmetics (as lipstick or powder)

  2. 2 :  the way the parts or elements of something are put together or joined

  3. 3 :  materials used in changing a performer's appearance (as for a play or other entertainment)



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