While made can be an adjective, or more rarely a noun, it primarily functions as a verb whereas maid is all noun.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Past tense or past participle of make
Verb, intransitive & transitive
[Usually in combination] Made or formed in a particular place or by a particular process
Invented or made-up
To tell made stories about oneself
Prepared, especially from several ingredients
Assured of success or fortune
Cause (something) to exist or come about
Compel (someone) to do something
Gain or earn (money or profit)
Arrive at (a place) within a specified time or in time for (a train or other transport)
[North American; informal] Induce (someone) to have sexual intercourse with one
[In bridge, whist, and similar games] Win (a trick)
|A female domestic servant.
[In combination] Young woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony
Nikons and Canons are Japanese-made cameras.
Handmade chocolates are the best with all that real chocolate and butter.
He’s a made man.
She always made up stories about herself.
It was a pre-made dish.
She made as if to leave the room.
The body is made from four pieces of maple.
Baseball bats are made of ash.
Buffalo’s milk can be made into cheese.
She made her will.
She made lunch for Lucy and Francis.
I made us both a cup of tea.
Have you kids made your beds yet?
Drew made great fires.
The drips had made a pool on the floor.
He made his critics laugh.
Unger made a speech of forty minutes.
We made a deal.
Pete made heavy demands on his people.
Gianni made him an offer he can’t refuse.
It was a marriage made in heaven.
He was made a colonel in the Mexican army.
The sale price and extended warranty made it an excellent value.
The Excursion is the work which really made Wordsworth’s reputation.
She bought me a brandy and made me drink it.
They made an unusual duo.
Ferns made good houseplants.
When the police asked, Sherree made it to be some sixteen cars.
We made a date for 7:30.
He’d made a lot of money out of hardware.
They hadn’t made it on time.
With this single, the band had made it.
They made it to the semifinals.
He made it to the semifinals.
Yeah, I made it with Ellie last night.
Jane made the trick.
Yay, partner, we made trump.
|She is but a maid.
The maid should be in soon.
The butler hired a housemaid this morning.
The parlour maid will answer the door.
She had seven bridesmaids at her wedding.
I need to hire a maid to keep the house clean.
I love that the maids leave chocolates on our pillows.
It is such a cliché, having the husband sleep with the maid.
Helene said she and her husband like to play the naughty maid-and-the-butler in the bedroom.
Ask the maid if she’s seen it.
|Adjective: half-made, undermade||Adjective: maidish
Noun: maidishness, submaid, undermaid
make away with
be made for
make something of
makes little of
make nothing of
make off with
make someone out
make something out
make it out to
make out to be
make something over
make someone up
make something up
make it up to
|History of the Word:|
|Old English macian, from a base meaning fitting.||Middle English abbreviation of maiden.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?
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“Works Progress Administration maid poster” by the WPA (1939) is in the public domain, as a work of a Works Progress Administration employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties, and as a work of the U.S. federal government (17 U.S.C. §§101 and 105), via Wikimedia Commons.