Definition of make noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//meɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//meɪk//
see also made The car industry
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  •  make (of something) the name or type of a machine, piece of equipment, etc. that is made by a particular company What make of car does he drive? There are so many different makes to choose from. a Swiss make of watch We need to know the make, model and year of your car. See related entries: The car industry
  • Word OriginOld English macian, of West Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘fitting’; related to the verb match.Idioms (informal, disapproving) trying to get money or an advantage for yourself
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: make