Definition of making noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

making

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmeɪkɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]making (of something)
 
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  • (often in compounds) the act or process of making or producing something strategic decision making filmmaking dressmaking tea and coffee making facilities the making of social policy see also haymaking
  • Idioms
    be the making of somebody
     
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    to make someone become a better or more successful person College was the making of Joe.
    have the makings of something
     
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    to have the qualities that are necessary to become something Her first novel has all the makings of a classic. He has the makings of a first-rate lawyer.
    in the making
     
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    in the process of becoming something or of being made This model was two years in the making. These events are history in the making.
    of your own making
     
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    (of a problem, difficulty, etc.) created by you rather than by someone or something else
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: making