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Definition of "made" [made]

  • Past tense and past participle of make. (verb)
  • Produced or manufactured by constructing, shaping, or forming. Often used in combination: handmade lace; ready-made suits. (adjective)
  • Produced or created artificially: bought some made goods at the local store. (adjective)
  • Having been invented; contrived: These made excuses of yours just won't wash. (adjective)
  • Assured of success: a made man. (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.

Use "made" in a sentence
  • "LOU.DOBBS, CNN ANCHOR: I think it's a great idea, but we've got such a complicated economy right now, it's hard to say what is made in America, the content, for example, of the three automakers are not divulged that is U. S.-made content but it's a terrific idea."
  • "The low dollar-to-mark ratio has made U. S.-made cars more affordable."
  • "As a result, it made little economic sense to export U. S.-made vehicles even as auto sales soared in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America."