make

(redirected from buy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

make

1. Bridge the contract to be played
2. Cards a player's turn to shuffle

make

[′māk]
(electricity)
Closing of relay, key, or other contact.

Make

(programming, tool)
The Unix tool to automate the recompilation, linking etc. of programs, taking account of the interdependencies of modules and their modification times. Make reads instructions from a "makefile" which specifies a set of targets to be built, the files they depend on and the commands to execute in order to produce them.

Most C systems come with a make. There is also one produce by GNU.

["Make - A Program for Maintaining Computer Programs", A.I. Feldman, TR No 57, Bell Labs Apr 1977].

make

A developer's "build" utility that causes a program to be compiled, tested, packaged and deployed. It executes a file of commands (the "makefile") that identifies the files in the project and the tasks to be performed. Stemming from the Unix world, variations for Windows and other platforms have been developed. See build and Ant.
References in classic literature ?
Now the meaning of "credit" is this--when a customer buys a bar of soap, instead of the customer pulling out a purse and paying for it--she says she will pay another time.
I want you to buy five hundred shares from each of them.
And to think that poor old Geppetto sat at home in his shirt sleeves, shivering with cold, having sold his coat to buy that little book for his son!
And I shall most certainly buy a ketch, run her myself, and go recruiting on Malaita.
Not a single merchant ever buys a forest without counting the trees, unless they get it given them for nothing, as you're doing now.
Well, I've no objection to buy some of the best things," said Mrs.
She got me to buy a model of Canterbury Cathedral once, she was so insistent, and Porthos gave me his mind about it when we got home.
But we are absolute masters of the situation, and we are fair enough to buy Ward Valley on a rising market.
Money had no meaning to him now except what it would immediately buy.
Whenever you pay more than 10 cents a cake for soap you buy bad perfumes and labels.
I remembered, on the drunk on the Idler, how Scotty and the harpooner and myself had raked and scraped dimes and nickels with which to buy the whisky.
The money for which this milk will be sold, will buy at least three hundred eggs.