Definition of "made-up" []

  • Having been fabricated; invented: a made-up story. (adjective)
  • Changed or adorned by the application of cosmetics or makeup: a made-up actor. (adjective)
  • Complete; finished: a made-up package. (adjective)
  • Put together; arranged: a made-up page of type. (adjective)
  • Invented; fictional (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Wearing make-up (adjective)
  • Put together; assembled (adjective)
  • (of a road) surfaced with asphalt, concrete, etc (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "made-up" in a sentence
  • "The nascent real-world success of the made-up band comes courtesy of Walt Disney Co., whose Disney Channel produced the movie."
  • "She responded by closing one heavily made-up eye in an inviting wink."
  • "Sacca frequently used the name of his made-up consultancy operation, The Salinger Group."