See also: make up, make-up, and Make-up

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Etymology edit

Deverbal from make up.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪkʌp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪkʌp

Noun edit

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makeup (usually uncountable, plural makeups)

  1. (countable, uncountable) An item's composition.
    To understand how a nuclear reactor works, we must first look at its makeup.
    • 2005, Bennett Fairorth, Philadelphia Holidays 2004, Turkish Pleasures 1997, page 269:
      After the size and makeup of Congress was decided by the Founding Fathers, it was time to lawmake.
  2. (countable, uncountable) Cosmetics; colorants and other substances applied to the skin to alter its appearance.
    She is wearing a lot of makeup.
  3. (manufacturing) Replacement; material used to make up for the amount that has been used up.
    • 2005, William C. Whitman, William M. Johnson, John A. Tomczyk, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, page 1208:
      When the water level drops, the float ball drops with it and opens the valve to the makeup water supply.
  4. (education) A test given to students allowing them to repeat failed material.
  5. (finance) In a NIMCRUT, an amount distributed from the trust's income in subsequent years to make up for a present shortfall.

Usage notes edit

The alternative spelling make-up is favored by the Oxford Dictionary and thus is often considered to be British, while makeup, being preferred by Merriam Webster's dictionary, is the generally accepted American spelling[1] and the most common form currently in Google Ngrams. See Talk:makeup.

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makeup (third-person singular simple present makeups, present participle makeuping or makeupping, simple past and past participle makeuped or makeupped)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To put makeup on (someone or something).
    • 2005, Wendy Roberts, Dating Can Be Deadly, Red Dress Ink, →ISBN, page 229:
      I raided my closet and left Clay in my living room while I changed and makeuped in the bathroom.
    • 2009, Lou Manfredo, chapter 7, in Rizzo’s War, New York, N.Y.: Minotaur Books, →ISBN, page 122:
      “If we get started showering, shaving, powdering, combing, and makeupping, we just may be able to make the eleven o’clock mass at Regina Pacis.”
    • 2014, Michael Yankoski, “Appendix B: Almost Answered: A Q&A with the Author”, in The Sacred Year: Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice—How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave, and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life, W Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 335:
      This isn’t about plastic surgery, image management, or makeupping the facade.
    • 2014, Megan McCafferty, Jessica Darling’s It List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends, New York, N.Y., Boston, Mass.: Poppy, →ISBN, page 89:
      And when my guests and I got bored with stuffing our mouths, makeupping our faces, and rotting our brains, we had Bethany’s collection of classic teen comedies all queued up and ready to roll.
    • 2016, Mari Ruti, Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman, Bloomsbury Academic, →ISBN, page 173:
      When Gracie emerges from her labor-intensive makeover in an airplane hangar—where she has been plucked, waxed, styled, makeuped, and dressed by an army of professionals—all eyes, including the stunned eyes of her love-interest-to-be Eric, are on her.

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  1. ^ In reference with Jean-Claude Corbeil/Ariane Archambault: Visual Dictionary, Look up a Word from a Picture, Find the Picture from a Word. (New York, USA / Oxford, UK, 1987)

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makeup c

  1. makeup (cosmetics)
    Synonym: smink n
    Synonym: kosmetika c

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Declension of makeup 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative makeup makeupen makeuper makeuperna
Genitive makeups makeupens makeupers makeupernas

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  • sminka (to put on makeup, to put makeup on)

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