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making

noun

Simple Definition of making

  • : the action or process of producing or making something

  • : something that causes someone to become better or more successful

  • makings : the people or things that are needed for making something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of making

  1. 1 :  the act or process of forming, causing, doing, or coming into being <spots problems in the making>

  2. 2 :  a process or means of advancement or success

  3. 3 :  something made; especially :  a quantity produced at one time :  batch

  4. 4 a :  potentiality —often used in plural <had the makings of a great artist> b plural :  the material from which something is to be made; especially \usually ˈmā-kənz\ :  paper and tobacco for rolling cigarettes by hand

Examples of making in a sentence

  1. methods used in the making of wine

  2. <she has all the makings of an excellent leader, but she needs some experience first>



Origin and Etymology of making

Middle English, from Old English macung, from macian to make


First Known Use: 12th century




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