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Definition of "making" []

  • The act of one that makes. (noun)
  • The process of coming into being: trouble in the making. (noun)
  • The means of gaining success or realizing potential: That job will be the making of you. (noun)
  • Something made. (noun)
  • The quantity made at one time. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "making" in a sentence
  • "_ -- In making this dial you need have no regard to the latitude of the situation, for that is to be considered in the _placing_, and not in the _making_ of it. 1st."
  • "“That’s such a thing as I never heared of before, ” said uncle Pullet, who had been making haste with his lozenge in order to express his amazement, —“making away with a note!"
  • "I do not understand in what the discovery consisted; there may be a secret method of making an artificial composition, but how can you talk of _making_ a substance which naturally exists?"