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.
the quantity made: a making of butter.
Idioms about making
in the making, in the process of being made; developing or evolving; growing: Our space scientists see history in the making.
- self-making, adjective
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How to use making in a sentence
Pennsylvania’s run to the right, however, has been a long time in the making.
The TV network groups have differed in how they handle this decision making, according to producers.‘There wasn’t a huge shift’: TV upfront market did not undergo expected overhaul this year | Tim Peterson | September 9, 2020 | Digiday
While some execs say that ad-hoc decision making happens during good times and bad in advertising, the need to do so has hit “unprecedented levels,” said Mastercard chief marketing and communications officer Raja Rajamannar.‘We have the capability’: How the coronavirus crisis has accelerated advertising’s shift to agility | Kristina Monllos | September 7, 2020 | Digiday
Cassie Kozyrkov is the chief decision scientist at Google, serving as an expert within the company in both data science and decision making, so when Quartz asked her for insights for our field guide on decision making, we cut to the chase.The “career-making” question that will help you make better decisions | Walter Frick | September 6, 2020 | Quartz
Here’s a guide to backcountry dessert baking and bread making.
Everyone out there who says, “Charlie Hebdo provoked,” is making the same fundamental error.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive | Ayaan Hirsi Ali | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
This is not making the 228,000 residents of Irving, Texas feel very relaxed.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas | James Joiner | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Besides these, twenty thousand Indians are under the care of secular priests—making a total of two hundred and five thousand.
Robert Fitzgerald received a patent in England for making salt water fresh.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
So intelligent were her methods that she doubtless had great influence in making the memory of his art enduring.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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