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English noun: makeup

1. makeup (artifact) cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

Synonymsmake-up, war paint

Broader (hypernym)cosmetic

Narrower (hyponym)blackface, blusher, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, eyeshadow, face powder, greasepaint, kohl, lip rouge, lip-gloss, lipstick, mascara, paint, rouge

2. makeup (event) an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event

SamplesHe missed the test and had to take a makeup.
The two teams played a makeup one week later.


Broader (hypernym)event

3. makeup (attribute) the way in which someone or something is composed

Synonymscomposition, constitution, make-up, physical composition

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)genetic constitution, genotype, grain, karyotype, phenotype, structure, texture

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