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mak·ing

 (mā′kĭng)
n.
1.
a. The act of one that makes: the making of a cake; the making of excuses.
b. The process of coming into being: trouble in the making.
2. The means of gaining success or realizing potential: That job will be the making of you.
3. Something that is made, especially a quantity made at one time.
4. often makings The abilities or qualities needed for development: You have the makings of a fine teacher.
5. makings
a. The material or ingredients needed for making something: all the makings for an apple pie.
b. Informal The paper and tobacco for rolling a cigarette.

making

(ˈmeɪkɪŋ)
n
1.
a. the act of a person or thing that makes or the process of being made
b. (in combination): watchmaking.
2. be the making of to cause the success of
3. in the making in the process of becoming or being made: a politician in the making.
4. something made or the quantity of something made at one time
5. make-up; composition

mak•ing

(ˈmeɪ kɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that makes.
2. structure; constitution; makeup.
3. the means or cause of success or advancement: His first job at the factory was the making of him.
4. Usu., makings. capacity; potential: He has the makings of a first-rate officer.
5. makings, material of which something may be made.
6. something made.
7. a quantity made; batch.
[before 1150]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.making - the act that results in something coming to bemaking - 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"
production - the act or process of producing something; "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells"
cartography, mapmaking - the making of maps and charts
film making, movie making, moviemaking - the production of movies
2.making - an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for somethingmaking - 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"
fitness, fittingness - the quality of being suitable; "they had to prove their fitness for the position"
eligibility - the quality or state of being eligible; "eligibility of a candidate for office"; "eligibility for a loan"
ineligibility - the quality or state of being ineligible
3.making - (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something; "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"

making

noun
1. creation, production, manufacture, construction, assembly, forging, composition, fabrication a book about the making of the movie
plural noun
1. beginnings, qualities, potential, stuff, basics, materials, capacity, ingredients, essence, capability, potentiality He had the makings of a successful journalist.
in the making budding, potential, up and coming, emergent, coming, growing, developing, promising, burgeoning, nascent, incipient Her drama teacher says she is a star in the making.
Translations
صُنْع، إنْشاء، تَكْوين
výrobavýrobní
=-fremstillingfremstilling
framleiîsla
výrobný

making

[ˈmeɪkɪŋ] N
1. (= production) → fabricación f; (= preparation) → preparación f; (= cutting and assembling) [of clothes] → confección f
I wasn't involved in the making of the filmno colaboré en el rodaje de la película
the building has been five years in the makingllevan cinco años construyendo el edificio
it's a disaster in the makinges un desastre en potencia
it's history in the makingesto pasará a la historia
the mistake was not of my makingno soy yo el responsable del error
she was caught in a trap of her own makinghabía caído en su propia trampa
it was the making of himfue lo que lo consagró
2. makingselementos mpl (necesarios), ingredientes mpl
a chain of events that had all the makings of a Hollywood epicuna cadena de acontecimientos que tenía todos los elementos or ingredientes de una epopeya de Hollywood
I have the makings of a meal in the fridgecon lo que tengo en la nevera puedo hacer una comida
he has the makings of an actortiene madera de actor

making

[ˈmeɪkɪŋ]
n
(= production, creation) → réalisation f
a book about the making of this movie → un livre sur la réalisation de ce film
cake making → préparation de gâteaux
in the making → en formation, en gestation
a star in the making → une star en herbe
to be of one's own making [problem, trouble, crisis] → être de sa faute
The university's financial troubles are entirely of its own making → Les problèmes financiers de l'université sont entièrement de sa faute.
BUT L'université est seule responsable de ses problèmes financiers. makings
npl (= potential) to have the makings of sth → avoir l'étoffe de qch
He has the makings of an actor → Il a l'étoffe d'un acteur.

making

n
(= production)Herstellung f; (of food)Zubereitung f; in the makingim Werden, im Entstehen; the film was three months in the makingder Film wurde in drei Monaten gedreht; here you can see history in the makinghier hat man den Finger am Puls der Geschichte (liter); a star/dictator in the makingein werdender Star/Diktator; it’s a civil war/a disaster in the makinges bahnt sich ein Bürgerkrieg/eine Katastrophe an; the mistake was not of my makingder Fehler war nicht mein Werk; many of her problems are of her own makingan vielen ihrer Probleme ist sie selbst schuld; it was the making of himdas hat ihn zum Mann gemacht; (= made him successful)das hat ihn zu dem gemacht, was er (heute) ist
makings plVoraussetzungen pl(of zu); he has the makings of an actor/a general etcer hat das Zeug zu einem Schauspieler/General etc; the situation has all the makings of a strikedie Situation bietet alle Voraussetzungen für einen Streik

making

[ˈmeɪkɪŋ] n
a. (Comm) (gen) → fabbricazione f; (of dress, food) → confezione f
it's still in the making → non è ancora finito
it's history in the making → è un momento storico
it was the making of him → ha fatto di lui un uomo
b. he has the makings of an actor (qualities, potential) → ha la stoffa dell'attore
the makings of a good film → quello che ci vuole per fare un buon film

make

(meik) past tense, past participle made (meid) verb
1. to create, form or produce. God made the Earth; She makes all her own clothes; He made it out of paper; to make a muddle/mess of the job; to make lunch/coffee; We made an arrangement/agreement/deal/bargain.
2. to compel, force or cause (a person or thing to do something). They made her do it; He made me laugh.
3. to cause to be. I made it clear; You've made me very unhappy.
4. to gain or earn. He makes $100 a week; to make a profit.
5. (of numbers etc) to add up to; to amount to. 2 and 2 make(s) 4.
6. to become, turn into, or be. He'll make an excellent teacher.
7. to estimate as. I make the total 483.
8. to appoint, or choose, as. He was made manager.
9. used with many nouns to give a similar meaning to that of the verb from which the noun is formed. He made several attempts (= attempted several times); They made a left turn (= turned left); He made (= offered) a suggestion/proposal; Have you any comments to make?
noun
a (usually manufacturer's) brand. What make is your new car?
ˈmaker noun
a person who makes. a tool-maker; a dressmaker.
ˈmaking noun
the process of producing or forming something. glassmaking; (also adjective) the road-making industry.
ˌmake-beˈlieve noun
the act or art of pretending and imagining. a world of make-believe; (also adjective) a make-believe world.
ˈmake-ˌover noun
a (complete) change in a person's appearance made by cosmetic treatment, new hairstyle, new clothes etc.
ˈmakeshift adjective
temporary and usually of poor quality. a makeshift garden shed.
ˈmake-up noun
1. cosmetics applied to the face etc. She never wears any make-up.
2. the set, or combination, of characteristics or ingredients that together form something, eg a personality; composition. Violence is just not part of his make-up.
have the makings of
to have the clear ability for becoming. Your son has the makings of an engineer.
in the making
being made or formed at this very moment. A revolution is in the making.
make a/one's bed
to tidy and straighten the sheets, blankets etc on a bed after it has been used. The children make their own beds every morning.
make believe
to pretend (that). The children made believe they were animals.
make do (with with)
to use something as a poor-quality or temporary alternative to the real thing. There's no meat, so we'll have to make do with potatoes.
make for
to go towards. We're making for home.
make it
to be successful. After twenty years, we've finally made it.
make it up
1. to become friends again after a quarrel. It's time you two made it up (with each other).
2. to give compensation or make amends for something. I'm sorry – I'll make it up to you somehow.
make (something) of (something)
to understand (something) by or from (something). What do you make of all this?
make out
1. to see, hear or understand. He could make out a ship in the distance.
2. to make it seem that. He made out that he was earning a huge amount of money.
3. to write or fill in. The doctor made out a prescription.
4. (slang) to kiss, hug and caress; to neck. They were making out in the back seat.
make over
(American) to change something or turn it into something else. They made over the room as an office; The plastic surgeon made her face over.
make up
1. to invent. He made up the whole story.
2. to compose or be part(s) of. The group was made up of doctors and lawyers.
3. to complete. We need one more player – will you make up the number(s)?
4. to apply cosmetics to (the face). I don't like to see women making up (their faces) in public.
5. to become friends again (after a quarrel etc). They've finally made up (their disagreement).
make up for
to supply a reward, substitute etc for disappointment, damage, loss (of money or time) etc. Next week we'll try to make up for lost time.
make up one's mind
to make a decision. He finally made up his mind about the job.
make up to
to try to gain the favour or love of by flattery etc. She's always making up to the teacher by bringing him presents.

made of is used in speaking of the material from which an object is constructed etc: This table is made of wood/plastic/steel .
made from is used in speaking of the raw material from which something has been produced by a process of manufacture: Paper is made from wood/rags .
References in classic literature ?
So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
Sometimes he knocked against a chair, making it scrape along the floor.
But now, Tom, while they're making the lemonade, let's get down to business.
In the afternoons, when grandmother sat upstairs darning, or making husking-gloves, I read `The Swiss Family Robinson' aloud to her, and I felt that the Swiss family had no advantages over us in the way of an adventurous life.
It was all highly specialized labor, each man having his task to do; generally this would consist of only two or three specific cuts, and he would pass down the line of fifteen or twenty carcasses, making these cuts upon each.
Pratt had time, although she did not hear the cry for help, but woke up some moments later, to run to that room--and there she found these men standing and making no effort to escape.
A mole throwing up its mound at the end of its burrow and making its way out at last with the long-nailed paws which looked so like elfish hands, had absorbed him one whole morning.
As I could not sit there nodding at him perpetually, without making some other attempt to interest him, I shouted at inquiry whether his own calling in life had been "the Wine-Coopering.
Finding it was likely to overblow, we took in our sprit-sail, and stood by to hand the fore-sail; but making foul weather, we looked the guns were all fast, and handed the mizen.
Saw and feared and wondered, making prayer to Shiv, Who hath surely given meat to all that live.
One ground of objection is the trite topic of the intermixture of powers; some contending that the President ought alone to possess the power of making treaties; others, that it ought to have been exclusively deposited in the Senate.
The power of making treaties is an important one, especially as it relates to war, peace, and commerce; and it should not be delegated but in such a mode, and with such precautions, as will afford the highest security that it will be exercised by men the best qualified for the purpose, and in the manner most conducive to the public good.