Definition of making noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmeɪkɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪkɪŋ//
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  • [uncountable] making (of something) (often in compounds) the act or process of making or producing something strategic decision making film-making dressmaking tea and coffee making facilities the making of social policy see also haymaking, non-profit
  • Idioms
    be the making of somebody
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    to make somebody become a better or more successful person University 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 process of becoming something or of being made This model was two years in the making. These events are history in the making. (of a problem, difficulty, etc.) created by you rather than by somebody/something else
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: making