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Meaning & Definition of Making in English





1. The act that results in something coming to be

  • "The devising of plans"
  • "The fashioning of pots and pans"
  • "The making of measurements"
  • "It was already in the making"
  • devising
  • ,
  • fashioning
  • ,
  • making

2. An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something

  • "Her qualifications for the job are excellent"
  • "One of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"
  • "She has the makings of fine musician"
  • qualification
  • ,
  • making

3. (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something

  • "The recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
  • making

Examples of using

It's always good to work on a team all the members of which feel that they're making a great contribution to the success of some business.
I'm making waffles.
Is this an early attempt at cake making?