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communication ; refection concurrent; and approach to the sensory,

Bacon. MAJO'RITY. 1. s. [from major.] 1. The state of being greater.

It is not plurality of parts without majority of parts that maketh the total greater. Grew. 3. The greater number. [inajorité, Fr.)

It was highly probable the n.ajority would be so wise as to espouse that cause which was most agreeable to the publick weal, and by that means hinder a sedition:

As in senates so in schools,
Majority of voices rules.

Prior. Decent executions keep the world in awe; for that reason the majority of mankind ought to be hanged every year.

Arbuibnot. 3. (from majores, Lat.) Ancestry.

Of evil parents an evil generation, a posterity not unlike their majority; of mischievous progenitors, a venomous and destructive progeny.

Brown. 4. Full age ; end of minority.

During the infancy of Henry the Id, the barons were troubled in expelling the French: but this prince was no sooner come to his majority, but the barons raised a cruel war against hiin.

Davies. 5. First rank. Obsolete.

Douglas, whose high deeds,
Whose hot incursions, and great name in arms,
Holds from all soldiers chief majority,

And military title capital. Sbakspeare. 6. The office of a major, MAIZE, or Indian Wheat. 1. s.

The whole mize plant has the appearance of a reed. This plant is propagated in England only as a curiosity, but Amcrica it is the principal support of the inhabitants, and consequently propagated with great care. Millir.

Maize affords a very strong nourishmont, but more viscous than wheat.

Arbuthnot. TO MAKE. v. a. (macın, Saxon; mechen,

German ; maken, Dutch.) 1. To create.

Let us make man in our image. Genesis.
The Lord hath made all things for himself.

Remeinber'st thou
Thy making, while the Maker gave thee being?

Milton. 2. To form of inaterials.

He fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molton calf.

Exodus. God hath made of one blood all nations of men,

Acts. We have no other measure, save one of the moon, but are artificially made out of these by compounding or dividing them.

Holder. 3. To compose : as, parts, materials, or


One of my fellows had the speed of him; Who, almost dead for breath, bad scarcely more Than would make up his message. Sbaksp. The heav'n, the air, the earth, and boundless

sea, Make but one temple for the deity. Waller.

A pint of salt of tartar, exposed unto a moist air, will make more liquor than the former mcasure will contain.

Brown. 4. To form by art what is not natural.

There lavish nature, in her best attire, Pours forth sweet odours, and alluring sights; And art with her contending, doth aspire

T'excel the natural with made delights. Spens. 5. To produce or effect as the

agent. If I suspect without cause, why then make sport al me; then let me be your jest. Sbakopi

When their hearts were merry they said, Call for Sampson, that he may make us sport.

Judges. Give unto Solomon a perfect heart to build the palace for the which I have mude provision.

i Chronicles. Thou hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and hast made thee a name. Foremab.

Joshua made peace, and made a league with

Both combine
To make their greatness by the fall of man. Dryd,

Egypt, inad with superstition grown, Diakes gods of monsters. Tate's Juveaal 6. To produce as a cause.

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour, Proverbs.

A man's gift maketb room for him, and bring. eth him before great men.

Proverbs. The child taught to believe any occurrence to be a good or evil omen, or any day of the week lucky, hath a wide inroad made ness of his understanding.

Watts, 7. To do; to perform; to practise; to use in action.

Though she appear honest to me, yet in other places she enlargeth her mirth so far, that there is shrewd construction made of her.

Sbakip She made haste, and let down her pitcher. Gcr. We made prayer unto our God. Nebeniab.

He shall make a speedy riddance of all in the land.

Zepbaniab. They all began to make excuse.

Luke. It hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achia to make a certain contribution for the poor.

Romans The Venetians, provoked by the Turk with divers injuries, both by sea and land, resolved, without delay, to make war likewise upon him.

Such musick as before was never made,
But when of old che sons of morning sung.

Milte. All the actions of his life were ripped up and surveyed, and all malicious glosses made upon all he had said, and all he had done. Clarendoa.

Says Carncades, since neither you nor I love repetitions, I shall not now make any of what else was urged against Themistius. Beyle.

The Phænicians made claim to this man as theirs, and attributed to him the invention of letters.

Hals What hope, O Pantheus! whither can we run? Where make a stand? and what may yet be done?

Drydes. While merchants make long voyages by ses To get estates, he cuts a shorter way. Dryden.

To what end did Ulysses make that journey? Æneas undertook it by the commandment of his father's ghost.

Dryers. He that will inake a good use of any part of his life, must allow a large portion of it to recreation

Locks Make some request, and I, Whate'er it be, with that request comply.

Addisor. Were it permitted, he should make the tour of the whole system of the sun. Arbutb. and Pape. 8. To cause to have any quality.

She may give so much credit to her own lars, as to make their sentence weightier than any bare and naked conceit to the contrary. Hacker.

I will make your cities waste.

Her husband hath utterly made them voit eu the day he heard them.

Numbers. When he had made a convenient room, he set it in a wall, and made it fast with iron.

Wisdom of Solomon.


low price:

He made the water wine.

John. He may ask this civil question,-Friend! He was the more intained with the desire of What dost thou make a shipboard ? to what end? battle with Waller to make even all accounts.

Dryden. Clurendon. Gomez; what mak'st thou here with a whole I bred you up to arms, rais'd you to power,

brotherhood of city-bailiffs ?

Dryden. Permitted you tight for this usurper; 17. To raise as profit from any thing. All to maié sure the vengeance of this dav,

He's in for a commodity of brown pepper; of Which even this day has ruin'd. Dryden. which he made five marks ready money. Sboks. la respect of actions within the reach of such

Did I make a gain of you by any of them I sent? a poser in him, a man seems as tree as it is pos

2 Corinthians. sible for freedom iu make him.

Locke. If Auletes, a negligent prince, made so much, 9. To bring into any state or condition. what must now the Romans make, who govern I have de thee a god to Pharaoh. Exodus. it so wisely?

Arbaabnot, Joseph and ready his charriot, and went up It it is meant of the value of the purchase, iç to meti Israel.

Genesis. was very high? is being hardly possible to make Uno made thee a prince and a judge over us? · so much vi land, unless it was reckoned at a very Exodus.

Arbutbrot, Ye haie troubled me to make me stink among 18. To reach ; to tend to; to arrive at : a the inabitants.

Genesis. kind of sea term. He made hinself of no reputation, and took

Acosta recordeth, they that sail in the middle up.a him the form of a servant. Philippians.

can make no land of cither side.

Brown. He should be made manifest to Israel. Jibn.

I've made the port already, Though I be free from all inen, yet have I

And laugh securely at the lazy storm. Dryden. side myself servant unto all, that I might gain

They ply their shatter'd oars, the more.

1 Corinthians.

To nearest land, and make the i.ibyan shoars. He hath made me a by-word of the people.

Dryden, Job.

Did I but purpose to embark with thee, Małe ye him drunken; for he magniied

While gentle zephyrs play in prosp'rous gales; himself against the Lord.

Firemiah. But would forsake the ship, and make the shoår, Josep was not willing to make her a publick

When the winds whistle, and the tempests rear example. Muttberu.

Prior. By the assistance of this faculty we have all those ideas in our understandings, which, though

19. To gain.

The wind came about, and settled in the west we do nje actually contemplate, yet we can

for many days, so as we could make little or no bring in oghi, and make appear again, and be the


Bacon, objects of our thoughts.


I have made way The Lacedemonians trained up their children

To some Philistian lords, with whom they treat. to hace drvakenness by bringing a drunken man

Milton, into their company, and shewing them what a

Now mark a little why Virgil is so much con bease he made of hinaelf.


cerned to make this marriage; it was to make 10. To form; to setile; to establish. way for the divorce which he intended after. Those who are wise in courts


Dryden. Mike friendships with the ministers of state, 20. To force; to gain by force.

Nor seek the ruins of a wretched exile. Rowe. Rugged rocks are interpos’d in vain; 11. To hold; to keep.

He makes his way o'er mountains, and contemns Deep in a cave the sybil makes abode. Dryden. Unruly torrents and unforded streams. Dryden.

The stone wall which divides China from Tare 12. To secure from distress; to establish

tary, is reckoned nine hundred miles long, runin riches or happiness.

ning over rocks, and making way for rivers He hath given her his monumental ring, and

through mighty arches. diaks himself made in the unchaste composition.

Temple, Sbakspeure.

21. To exhibit. T'is is the night,

When thou snckest a dinner, call not thy friends That either makes me, or toredoes mequite. Sbak.

Luke. Each element his dread command obeys, 22. To pay; to give. Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown,

He shall make amends for the harm that he Who as by one he did pur nation raise,

hath done.

Leviticus, So now he with another pulls us down. Dryden 23. To put; to place. 13. To suffer ; to incur.

You must make a great difference between

Hercules's labours by land, and Jason's vevage The loss was private that I made; Twas but myself I lost; I lost no legions Dryd.

by sea for the golden fleece.

Bacon. He accuseth Neptune unjustly, who makes 24. To turn to some use. shipwreck a segond time.


Whate'er they catch, 14. To commit.

Their fury makes an instrument of war. I will neither plead my age nor sickness in ex

Dryden. cuse of the faults which I have made. Dryden. 25. To incline to; to dispose to. 15. To compel; to force; to constrain. It is not requisite they should destroy our reaThat the soul in a sleeping man should be this

son, that is, to make us rely on the strength of moment busy a thinking, and the next moment

nature, when she is least able to relieve us.

Brown. in a waking man not remember those thoughts, would need some better proof than bare assertion 26. To effect as an argument. to make it be believed.

Locke. Seeing they judge this to make nothing in the They should be made to rise at their early

world for them.

Hooker, hout; but great care should be taken in waking

You conceive you have no more to do than them, that it be not done hastily. Locke. having found the principal word in a concord,

ance, introduce as much of the verse as will serve 16. To intend; to purpose to do: in this

your turn, though in reality it makes nothing for sense it is used only in interrogation.



but the poor.



27. To represent; to show,

I will add what the same author subjoins to He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make good his foregoing remark.

Locke. make him


37. TO MAKE good. To fulfil ; to accom28. To constitute.

plish. Our desires carry the mind out to absent

This letter doth make good the friar's words. good, according to the necessity which we think

Sbakspeare. there is of it, to the making or encrease of our happiness.

Lecle. 38. TO MAKE light of. To consider as of 29. To amount to

no consequence. Whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to

They made light of it, and went their ways.

Mattbewe. me: God accepteth no man's person. Galatians. 30. To mould ; to form.

39. TO MAKE love. To court; to play Lye not erect but hollow, which is in the mak

the gallant. ing of the bed; or with the legs gathered up, How happy each of the sexes would be, if which is the more wholesome.

Bacon. there was a window in the breast of every one Some undeserved fault

that makes or receives love.

Addisen. I'll find about the making of the bed. Shuksp. 40. To Make merry. To feast; to parThey mow fern green, and burning of them

take of an entertainment. to ashes, make the ashes up into balls with a little


A hundred pound or two, to make merry withal?

Sbakspeare. 31. TO MAKE away. To kill; to destroy.

The king went to Latham, to make with He will not let slip, any advantage to make his mother and the earl. Bacon's Henry vili away him whose just title, ennobled by courage A gentleman and his wife will ride to make and goodness, may one day shake the seat of a

merry with his neighbour, and after a day those never-secure tyranny.

Sidney. two go to a third; in which progress they enClarence was, by practice of evil persons about

crease iike snow-balls, till through their burthenthe king his brother, called thence away, and

some weight they break.

Carew. soon after, by sinister means, was clean made away.

Spenser on Ireland. 41. To Make much of. To cherish ; to He may have a likely guess,

foster. How these were they that made away his bro- The king hearing of their adventure, sudther.

Sbakspeare. denly falls to take pride in making mucb of them, Trajan would say of the vain jealousy of extolling them with infinite praises. Sidney. princes that seek to make away those that aspire

The bird is dead to their succession, that there was never king That we have made so much on! Sbakspeare. that did put to death his successor. Bacon. It is good discretion not to make too much of My mother I slew at my very birth, and since any man at the first.

Bacon's Essays. have made away two of her brothers, and haply 'The easy and the lazy make much of the gout; to make way for the purposes of others against and yet making much of themselves too, they take myself.

Hayward. care to carry it presently to bed, and keep it Give poets leave to make themselves away.

Temple. Roscommon. What multitude of infants have been made

42. To Make of. What to make of, is, how

to understand. away by those who brought them into the world!


That they should have knowledge of the lan32. TO MAKE away, To transfer

guages and affairs of those that lie at such a disDebtors,

tance from them, was a thing we could not tell what to make of

Bacon. When they never mean to pay, To some friend make all away. Waller.

I past the summer here at Nimmeguen, with

out the least remembrance of what had hap33. TO MAKE account. To reckon; to pened to me in the spring, till about the end of believe.

September, and then I began to feel a pain I They made no account but that the

knew not what to make of, in the same joint of be absolutely master of the seas. Bacon. my other foot.

Temple. 34. TO MAKE account of. To esteem ; to

There is another statue in brass of Apollo, regard.

with a modern inscription on the pedestal, which I know not what to make of.

Addison, 35. TO MAKE free with. To treat without I desired he would let me see his book: he ceremony.

did so, smiling : I could not make any thing of The same who have made free with the greatest


Tatler. names in church and state, and exposed to the Upon one side were huge pieces of iron, cut world the private mistortunes of fainilies,

into strange figures, which we knew not what to Dunciad.

Swift. 36. To Make good. To maintain ; to defend; to justity.

43. To Make of. To produce from ; to

ettect. The grand master, gaarded with a company of I am astonished, that those who have appearmost valiant knights, drove them cut again by force, and made good the place. Knolles.

ed against this paper have made so very little of it.

Addison When he comes to make good his confident undertaking, he is fain to say things that agree yery

44. TO MAKE of. To consider; to aclittle with one another.


count; to esteem. I'll either die, or I'll make good the place.

Makes she no more of me than of a slave ?

Drydeni As for this other argument, that by pursuing 45. TO MAKE of. To cherish; to foster. one single theme they gain an advantage to ex- Not used. press, and work up, the passions, I wish any Xaycus was wonderfully beloved, and made of, example he could bring from them could make it by the Turkish merchants, whose language te geod

Dryden. had learned,


navy should

make of



46. TO MAKE over. To settie in the hands I sought for a man among them that should of trustees.

make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land.

Ezekiel Widows, who have tried one lover, Trust none again till th' have made over. 55. TO MAKE up. To conpose, as in


gredients. The wise betimes make over their estates.

These are the lineaments of Aattery, which Mlak: e'er thy honour by a deed of trust,

do together make up a face of most extreme deAnd give me seizure of the mighty wealth.


Government of the Tongue.

He is to encounter an enemy made up of wiles 47. TO MAKE over. To transfer.

and stratagems; an old serpent, a long experi. The second mercy made over to us by the se- enced deceiver.

Soutb. cond covenant, is the promise of pardon.

Zeal should be made up of the largest meaa Hammond.

sures of spiritual love, desire, hupe, hatred, grief, Age and youth cannot be made over : nothing indignation.

Spratt. but tine can take away years, or give them.

Oh he was all made up of love and charms; Collier.

Whatever maid could wish, or man admire. Mv vaist is recuced to the depth of four inches

Addison. by what I have already made over to my neck.

Harlequin's part is made up of blunders and Addison's Guardian. absurdities.

Addison. Dlour, ta whom that patent was made over, Vines, figs, oranges, almonds, olives, myriles, was forced to leave off coining. Swift. and fields of corn, make up the most delightful 48. TO MAKE out. To clear ; to explain;

little landskip.


Old mould'ring urns, racks, daggers, and disa to clear to one's self.

tress, Make ewt the rest. I am disorder'd so,

Make up the frightful horror of the place. I know not farther what to say or do. Dryden.

Garth, Antiquaries make out the most ancient medals

The parties among us are made up on one side from a letter with great difficulty to be discerned.

of inoderate whigs, and on the other of presbyFelton. teriaus.

Swift. li may seem somewhat difficult to make out the bills of fare for some suppers. Arbuthnot. 56. TO MAKE up. To shape.

A catapotium is a medicine swallowed solid, 49. TO MAKE out. To prove; to evince. There is no cruth which a man may more

and most commonly made up in pills, Arbuthnote evidently aske tui to himself, than the existence 57: To Make up. To supply; to make et a God.


less deficient, Though they are not self-evident principles,

Whatsoever, to make up the doctrine of man's yet what

be made out from them by a wary may

salvation, is added as in supply of the scripture's deduction, may be depended on as certain and infallible truths.

Hooker. Locke.

insufficiency, we reject it.

I borrowed that celebrated name for an evi. Men of wit and parts, but of short thoughts

dence to my subject, that so what was wanting aad little meditation, distrust every thing for

in my proof might be made up in the example. Diction that is not the dictace of sense, or made

Glanville, est immediately to their senses. Burnet,

Thus think the crowd, who, eager to engage, We are to vindicace che just providence of

Take quickly tire, and kindle into rage ; God in the government of the world, and to en

Who ne'er consider, but without a pause deavour, as well as we can, upon an imperfect

Make up in passion what they want in cause. view of things, 10 make out the beauty and har.

Dryden. moay of all the seeming discords and irregulari

If his romantick disposition transport hina so cies of the divine administration. Tillotson.

far as to expect little or nothing from this, he Scaliger hath made out, that the history of Troy,

might however hope, that the principals would *as no more the invention of Homer than of

müke it up in Jignity and respect. Virgil. Dryden.

Swift. In the passages from divines, most of the rea- 58. TO MAKE up. To compensate ; to sonings which make out both my propositions are balance. already suggested.


If they retrench any she sinaller particulars in I dare engage to make it out, that they will

their ordinary expence, it will easily make up the have their full principal and interest at six per

halfpenny a day which we have now under conSwift. sideration.

Spectator. 50. TO MAKE sure of. To consider as Thus wisely she makes up her time, certain.

Mis-spent when youth was in its prime. They male as sure of health and life, as if both

Granville. of them were at their disposal. Dryadento

There must needs be another state to make up

the inequalities of this, and to salve all irregular 51. TO MAKE sure of. To secure to one's


Atterbury. possession, But shether marriage bring joy or sorrow,

59. TO MAKE up. To settle; to adjust. Make sure of this day, and hang io-norrow.

The reasons you alledge, do more conduce Dryden.

To the hot passion of distemper'd blood, 52. TO MAKE up. To get together.

Than to make up a free determinition How will the farmer be able to make up his

'Twixt right and wrong.


Though all at once cannot rent at quarter-day?


See what I do deliver out to tach, 53. TO MAKE up. To reconcile; to com. Yet I can make my audit up, that all

From me do back receive the flow'r of all, I knew when seven justices could not make up

And leave me but the bran, a quarrel.


He was to make up his accounts with his .w!,

and by an easy undiscoverable Cucat we could 54. TO MAKE up. To repair.

provide against the impending distress. Rogers



Sbok peare.


60. TO MAKE up. To acccy plish; to Rose high upon his back; at me he madı, conclude ; to complete.

Whetting his tusks.

Smith There is doubt how far we are to proceed by

2. To contribute : to have effect. collection before the full and complete measure

Whatsoever makes nothing to your subject, of things necessary be made up.

Houker. and is improper to it, admit not into your work! Is not the lady Constance in this roop ?

Dryden. I know she is not; for this match made 1,

Blinded he is by the love of himself to believe Her presence would have interrupted much. that the right is wrong, and wrong is right, when

it makes for his own advantage.

Stuift. On Wednesday the general account is made 3. To operate ; to act as a proof or arguup and printed, and on Thursday published. ment, or cause.


Where neither the evidence of any law dia This life is a scene of vanity, that soon pasues vine, nor the strength of any invincible arguaway, and atfords no s«lid satisfaction, but in the

meni, otherwise found out by the ligot of reaconsciousness of doing well, and in the hopes of another life: this is what I can say upon expe

son, nor any notable publick inconvenience doth

make against that which our own laws ecclesias. rience, and what you will find to be true when rical have instituted for the ordering of these are you come to make up the account. Locke.

fairs; the very authority of the church itsel suf61. This is one of the words so frequently ficeth.

Heaker. occurring, and used with so much lati- That which should make for them must prove, tude, that its whole extent is not easily that men ought not to make laws for church recomprehended, nor are its attenuated gimen, but only keep those laws wbich in scripe

ture they find made.

Hoker. and fugitive meanings easily caught and

It is very needlul to be known, and maketb restrained. The original sense, includ. unto the right of the war against him. Spenser. ing either production or formation, may be Let us follow after the things which make for traced through all the varieties of appli- peace.

Romans. cation.

Perkin Warbeck finding that time and temTO MAKE. V, n.

porizing, which, whilst his practices were covert,

made for him, did now, when they were disco 1. To tend ; to travel ; to go any way. vered, rather make against him, resolved to try Oh me, lieutenant ! what villains have done

some exploit upon England. Bacon's Henry vii. this?

A thing may make to my present purpose. I think, that one of them is hereabouts,

Beyle. And cannot make away. Shakspeare's Othello, It makes to this purpose, that the light con I do beseech your majesty make up,

serving stones in Italy must be set in the sun Lest your retirement do amaze your friends. before they retain light,

Digby Sbakspeare. What avails it to ine to acknowledge, that I The carl of Lincoln resolved to make on where have not been able to do him right in any line; the king was, to give him battle, and marched for even my own confession makes againsi me. towards Newark. Bacon.

Drydek. There made forth to us a small boat, with about

4. To show; to appear ; to carry appeareight persons in it. Bacon's New Atlantis.

ance. Warily provide, that while we make forth to

Joshua and all Israel made as if they were that which is better, we meet not with that which is worse.

Bacon's Essays.
beaten before them, and Hed.


It is the unanimous opinion of your iriends, A wonderful erroneous observation that make eth about, is commonly received contrary to ex

that you make as if you hanged yourselt, and perience.

they will give it out that you are quite dead.

drbitbuot. Make on, uson the heads Of men, struck down like piles, to reach the lives

5. TO MAKE away with. To destruy; to Of those remain and stand. Ben Jonson's Catiline. kill; to make away. This phrase is 'The Moors, terrified with the hideous


improper. the soldiers making toward land, were casily The women of Greece were seized with an beaten from the shore.

Knolles. unaccountable melancholy, which disposed seveWhen they set out from mount Sinai they ral of them to make


with themselves. made northward unto Rishmah. Brown.

Spritator, Sone speedy way for passage must be found; 6. TO MAKE for. To advantage; to faMake to the city by the postern gate. Dryden.

vour. The bull His easier conquest proudly did forego;

Compare with indifferency these disparities of

times, and we shall plainly perceive, that they And making at him with a furious bound,

make for the advantage of England at this present Froin his bent forehead aim'd a double wound.


Bacon's War with Spain. Dryden,

None deny there is a God, but those for whom Too late young Tuşnus the delusion found

it maketh that there were no God. Baceri. Far on the sea, still making from the ground.

I was assur'd that nothing was design'd

Against thee but sate custody and hold;
- A man of a disturbed brain seeing in the street
one of those lads that used to vex him, stepped

Thai made for me, I knew that liberty

Would draw thee forth to perilous enterprizes. into a cutler's thop, and seizing on a naked sword made after the boy. Locke.


7. TO MAKE up for. To compensate; to Seeing a country gentleman trotting before

be instead. me with a spaniel by his horse's side, I made up

Addison. Have you got a supply of frie::ds o make up The French king makes at us directly, and for those who are gone? Swift to Popes keeps a king by him to set over is. Äddison, 8. TO MAKE with. To concur.

A monstrous boar rusht forth; his baleful eyes Antiquity, custom, and consent, in the church Shot glaring fire, and his stiff-pointed bristles of God, making with that which law doth esca

to him.

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