Definition of Making

1. Noun. The act that results in something coming to be. "It was already in the making"

Exact synonyms: Devising, Fashioning
Generic synonyms: Production
Specialized synonyms: Cartography, Mapmaking, Film Making, Movie Making, Moviemaking
Derivative terms: Devise, Devise, Fashion, Make, Make, Make, Make, Make, Make

2. Noun. An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something. "She has the makings of fine musician"
Exact synonyms: Qualification
Generic synonyms: Fitness, Fittingness
Specialized synonyms: Eligibility, Ineligibility
Derivative terms: Make, Qualify, Qualify, Qualify

3. Noun. (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something. "The recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element
Derivative terms: Make, Make

Definition of Making

1. n. The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction; as, this is cloth of your own making; the making of peace or war was in his power.

Definition of Making

1. Noun. Process of growth or development. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of make) ¹

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Definition of Making

1. material from which something can be developed [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Making

maki zushi
making (current term)
making a hash of
making a living
making an effort
making believe
making do
making ends meet
making fun of
making history
making it
making known
making love
making merry
making off

Literary usage of Making

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
""It won't do to begin making a fuss about one," said Mr. Vincy, wishing to combine a little grumbling with domestic cheerfulness. "There's Rosamond as well ..."

2. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"CANDLE-making. THE NEW CART. ^-' when they rose next morning; and they gave me no rest till I ... "/HANDLE-making to-day!" exclaimed the boys We filled a ..."

3. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... -making instinct—Changes of instinct and structure not necessarily simultaneous—Difficulties of the theory of the Natural Selection of instincts—Neuter ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"if a man consorts with the many and submits for their approval either a poem, or some other work of art, or a project of public service, making himself ..."

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