from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of one that makes.
- n. The process of coming into being: trouble in the making.
- n. The means of gaining success or realizing potential: That job will be the making of you.
- n. Something made.
- n. The quantity made at one time.
- n. The abilities or qualities needed for development. Often used in the plural: She has the makings of a fine teacher.
- n. The material or ingredients needed for making or doing something: all the makings for an apple pie.
- n. Informal The paper and tobacco for rolling a cigarette.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Process of growth or development.
- v. Present participle of make.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction
- n. Composition, or structure.
- n. a poem.
- n. That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something may be made.
- n. External appearance; from.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of forming, causing, or constituting; workmanship; construction.
- n. What has been made, especially at one time: as, a making of bread.
- n. Composition; structure; make.
- n. Material from which anything may be made; anything capable of being developed into something more advanced.
- n. Poetical composition; poetry.
- n. Fortune; means or cause of success.
- n. plural In coal-mining, the slack and dirt made in holing, kirving, or undercutting the coal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
- n. (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
- n. the act that results in something coming to be
make + -ing (Wiktionary)