A Word A Day : makeshift

Friday, 6th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...

makeshift :

Definition :

noun :

1. a temporary expedient or substitute

2. improvised

adjective :

3. serving as, or of the nature of, a makeshift

Related Forms :

makeshifty : adjective

usage :

  • We used boxes as a makeshift while the kitchen chairs were being painted.

  • lacked a cane but used a stick as a makeshift

  • the rock served as a makeshift hammer

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