Questions about the definition
What on earth is the noun definition here? I don't understand it at all. Hippietrail 09:15, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)
The numbering for the verbs is off, too... =/ How do I request cleanup on Wiktionary entries? Galactiger 13:21, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
To construct vs. to create/produce
Can someone add sample sentences (or better yet, cites) to demonstrate the difference between English verb senses 1 and 2? Right now 1 looks to me like a subset of 2, with no special meaning intended. —RuakhTALK 13:16, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
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English verb sense #1. It seems to be a subset of sense #2. (This might actually be a matter for RFV, if someone can find cites where the sense is #1 to the exclusion of #2, like "He didn't create the cabin, he just made it.") —RuakhTALK 22:38, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
- I can't think of any example sentence to distinguish the two. --EncycloPetey 22:43, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
- Leonardo de Vinci created many fanciful contraptions, but what did he ever make? DAVilla 18:31, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
- An administrator hitting a delete button isn't the way to address the aforementioned concerns. Don't bring cleanup to Requests for deletion. Uncle G 13:54, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
- I am probably wrong, but doesn't sense 1. include To make a model airplane following the instructions.? The item is already created, and you are just putting the pieces together. Algrif 17:48, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
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Rfd-sense (linguistics) "to form", which is just a specific example of the following more general sense "to constitute". For example, in the sentence Words form a sentence. one can equally correctly say Words constitute a sentence. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:11, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
- Delete. — Ungoliant (Falai) 21:42, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
- Deleted. - -sche (discuss) 03:18, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Additional Meaning Needed
Make is also used occasionally like in other Germanic languages to mean "do" or "perform", such as "I made an offering." "make a vow." etc. This seems to be included as one of the last definitions here, but it is marked as obsolete, which it is not, at least when used with certain words, although it might not be used in all regions. 220.127.116.11 06:57, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
We have a computing noun sense. How about a verb? It would be something like "to build (a software program) from a collection of source files": this is something one does with the make program on Unix, according to instructions in a make file. At least, I suppose it's used this way. Hard to find citations. Equinox ◑ 21:27, 13 January 2015 (UTC)