Past tense and past participle of make.
1. Produced or manufactured by constructing, shaping, or forming. Often used in combination: handmade lace; ready-made suits.
2. Produced or created artificially: bought some made goods at the crafts fair.
3. Having been invented; contrived: These made excuses of yours aren't plausible.
4. Assured of success: a made man.
Perfectly suited for: They're really made for each other.
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