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MAKEUP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does makeup mean? 

MAKEUP (noun)
  The noun MAKEUP has 3 senses:

1. the way in which someone or something is composed
2. cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
3. an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event

  Familiarity information: MAKEUP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAKEUP (noun)


Sense 1makeup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The way in which someone or something is composed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

makeup; composition; constitution

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

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "makeup"):

structure (the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts)

phenotype (what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment)

genetic constitution; genotype (the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism)

karyotype (the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes))


Sense 2makeup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

make-up; makeup; war paint

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

cosmetic (a toiletry designed to beautify the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "makeup"):

blackface (the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro)

blusher; paint; rouge (makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks)

mascara (makeup that is used to darken and thicken the eye lashes)

lip rouge; lipstick (makeup that is used to color the lips)

lip-gloss (makeup that makes the lips shiny)

kohl (a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids)

greasepaint (a greasy substance used as makeup by actors)

face powder (cosmetic powder for the face)

eyeshadow (makeup consisting of a cosmetic substance used to darken the eyes)

eyeliner (makeup applied to emphasize the shape of the eyes)

eyebrow pencil (makeup provided by a cosmetic pencil that is used to darken the eyebrows)


Sense 3makeup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context examples:

he missed the test and had to take a makeup / the two teams played a makeup one week later

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

event (something that happens at a given place and time)


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