Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MAKE-BELIEVE

Pronunciation:  meyk bi'leev

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the enactment of a pretense
  2. [n]  imaginative intellectual play
  3. [adj]  imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
 

MAKE-BELIEVE is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: play(a), pretence, pretend, pretense, unreal
 
 See Also: feigning, imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Make"-be*lieve`\, n.
    A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere
    pretense; a fiction; an invention. ``Childlike
    make-believe.'' --Tylor.
    
          To forswear self-delusion and make-believe. --M.
                                                   Arnold.
    
    
  2. \Make"-be*lieve`\, a.
    Feigned; insincere. ``Make-believe reverence.''
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: act, act a part, affect, affected, apocryphal, apparition, artificial, assume, assumed, bastard, bluff, bogus, brainchild, brummagem, bubble, charade, chimera, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, cover up, delirium, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, distorted, dressed up, dummy, eidolon, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, fabulous, factitious, fake, faked, falsified, fancy, fantasque, fantasy, feign, feigned, fiction, fictional, fictitious, fictive, figment, figmental, four-flush, gammon, garbled, hallucination, idle fancy, illegitimate, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining, imitation, insubstantial image, invention, junky, legendary, let on, let on like, maggot, make a pretense, make as if, make like, man-made, mock, myth, mythic, mythicized, mythified, mythological, nonactual, nonfactual, nonrealistic, pageant, perverted, phantasm, phantom, phony, pinchbeck, play, play a part, play possum, playact, pretend, pretended, pretension, pretentiousness, profess, pseudo, put on, put-on, quasi, queer, romance, self-styled, sham, shoddy, sick fancy, simulate, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, supposititious, synthetic, thick-coming fancies, tin, tinsel, titivated, trip, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, vapor, vision, warped, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY