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Meaning of making

mak•ing

Pronunciation: (mā'king), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that makes: The making of a violin requires great skill.
  2. structure; constitution; makeup.
  3. the means or cause of success or advancement: to be the making of someone.
  4. Usually,capacity or potential: He has the makings of a first-rate officer.
  5. the makings for a tossed salad.
    1. material of which something may be made:the makings for a tossed salad.
    2. Older Slang.paper and tobacco with which to make a hand-rolled cigarette.
  6. something made.
  7. the quantity made: a making of butter.
  8. in the process of being made; developing or evolving; growing: Our space scientists see history in the making.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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