Definition of making
- spots problems in the making
- had the makings of a great artist
methods used in the making of wine
she has all the makings of an excellent leader, but she needs some experience first
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First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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