Making meaning

mākĭng
The means of gaining success or realizing potential.

That job will be the making of you.

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The abilities or qualities needed for development.

You have the makings of a fine teacher.

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The act of one that makes or the process of being made; formation, construction, creation, production, composition, manufacture, development, performance, etc.
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The cause or means of success or advancement.

An experience that will be the making of him.

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(chiefly brit.) Creating a (specified) state or condition.

Shy-making, angry-making.

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Present participle of make.

Soon (30 years?) we'll be making complete DNA and life in reverse, growing food that only reversed creatures cn eat. - Earliest Usenet use via Google Groups - fa.human-nets, 10 May 1981 09:16-EDT, Robert Elton Maas.

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Process of growth or development.

As a child he didn't seem like a genius in the making.

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The definition of making is the process of creating, forming or putting together.

An example of making is knitting a scarf.

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Something that is made, especially a quantity made at one time.
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Origin of making

  • From Middle English making, from Old English macung (“making"), equivalent to make +"Ž -ing. Cognate with Dutch making (“making"), Old High German machunga.

    From Wiktionary

  • From make +"Ž -ing.

    From Wiktionary