makeover


makeover
makeover (n.) also make-over, by 1981, from phrase make over in sense "to refashion" (1690s); from MAKE (Cf. make) + OVER (Cf. over).

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  • makeover — make‧o‧ver [ˈmeɪkəʊvə ǁ oʊvər] noun [countable] JOURNALISM a process of making big changes to a product or company to improve its image and encourage more people to buy the product or invest in the company: • As part of a makeover this year, the… …   Financial and business terms

  • makeover — ► NOUN ▪ a complete transformation of a person s appearance with cosmetics, hairstyling, and clothes …   English terms dictionary

  • makeover — [māk′ō΄vər] n. 1. a making over; change; renovation 2. a change in a person s appearance made by altering makeup, hairstyle, etc., esp. as a service performed by an expert or professional …   English World dictionary

  • Makeover — A makeover is a term applied to changing one s appearance, sometimes through cosmetics. Makeovers can range from something as simple as a new haircut, to the use of cosmetic surgery, to the extreme of the implantation of dental veneers, eye color …   Wikipedia

  • Makeover — Ein Makeover (engl. für Verschönerung, Umstyling, gründliche Veränderung) bezeichnet die professionelle Veränderung des äußeren Erscheinungsbildes eines Menschen. Dies kann im einfachsten Fall durch eine neue Frisur, Haarfärbung, Kosmetika oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • makeover — [[t]me͟ɪkoʊvə(r)[/t]] makeovers 1) N COUNT If a person or room is given a makeover, their appearance is improved, usually by an expert. She received a cosmetic makeover at a beauty salon as a birthday gift. 2) N COUNT If an organization or system …   English dictionary

  • makeover — make|o|ver [ˈmeıkəuvə US ouvər] n 1.) if you give someone a makeover, you make them look more attractive by giving them new clothes, a new hair style etc 2.) if you give a place a makeover, you make it look more attractive by painting the walls,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • makeover — /mayk oh veuhr/, n. 1. remodeling; renovation; restoration: The old house needs a complete makeover. 2. a thorough course of beauty and cosmetic treatments: Assistants spent four hours on the actress s makeover in preparation for the awards… …   Universalium

  • makeover — noun Makeover is used before these nouns: ↑show Makeover is used after these nouns: ↑beauty …   Collocations dictionary

  • makeover — UK [ˈmeɪkˌəʊvə(r)] / US [ˈmeɪkˌoʊvər] noun [countable] Word forms makeover : singular makeover plural makeovers a set of changes intended to make a person or thing look much better …   English dictionary