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Definition of "makeup" []

  • The way in which something is composed or arranged; composition or construction. (noun)
  • Printing The arrangement or composition, as of type or illustrations, on a page or in a book. (noun)
  • The qualities or temperament that constitute a personality; disposition: Lying is not in her makeup. (noun)
  • Cosmetics applied especially to the face. (noun)
  • Materials, such as cosmetics and costumes, that an actor or actress uses in portraying a role. (noun)

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 "makeup" in a sentence
  • "The good thing about using pigments in makeup is that they are stable."
  • "Genetic makeup is overwhelmingly the most crucial factor in determining weight."
  • "I wear make up and don't think makeup is bad personally but some of styles today look garish."