the act of a person or thing that makes:
The making of a violin requires great skill.
structure; constitution; makeup.
the means or cause of success or advancement:
to be the making of someone.
Usually, makings. capacity or potential:
He has the makings of a first-rate officer.

material of which something may be made:
the makings for a tossed salad.
Older Slang. paper and tobacco with which to make a hand-rolled cigarette.

something made.
the quantity made:
a making of butter.
in the making, in the process of being made; developing or evolving; growing:
Our space scientists see history in the making.

the act of a person or thing that makes or the process of being made
(in combination): watchmaking

be the making of, to cause the success of
in the making, in the process of becoming or being made: a politician in the making
something made or the quantity of something made at one time
make-up; composition


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