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MAKESHIFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does makeshift mean? 

MAKESHIFT (noun)
  The noun MAKESHIFT has 1 sense:

1. something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

  Familiarity information: MAKESHIFT used as a noun is very rare.


MAKESHIFT (adjective)
  The adjective MAKESHIFT has 1 sense:

1. done or made using whatever is available

  Familiarity information: MAKESHIFT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAKESHIFT (noun)


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Meaning:

Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

make-do; makeshift; stopgap

Hypernyms ("makeshift" is a kind of...):

expedient (a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one)


MAKESHIFT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Done or made using whatever is available

Synonyms:

improvised; jury-rigged; makeshift

Context examples:

crossed the river on improvised bridges / the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear / the rock served as a makeshift hammer

Similar:

impermanent; temporary (not permanent; not lasting)


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