from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of one that makes.
  • noun The process of coming into being.
  • noun The means of gaining success or realizing potential.
  • noun Something that is made, especially a quantity made at one time.
  • noun The abilities or qualities needed for development.
  • noun The material or ingredients needed for making something.
  • noun Informal The paper and tobacco for rolling a cigarette.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of forming, causing, or constituting; workmanship; construction.
  • noun What has been made, especially at one time: as, a making of bread.
  • noun Composition; structure; make.
  • noun Material from which anything may be made; anything capable of being developed into something more advanced.
  • noun Poetical composition; poetry.
  • noun Fortune; means or cause of success.
  • noun plural In coal-mining, the slack and dirt made in holing, kirving, or undercutting the coal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction
  • noun Composition, or structure.
  • noun obsolete a poem.
  • noun That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something may be made.
  • noun obsolete External appearance; from.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Process of growth or development.
  • verb Present participle of make.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
  • noun (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
  • noun the act that results in something coming to be


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