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making (production)

Definition:

the act that results in something coming to be

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

make

Plural:

makings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • the making of measurements
  • it was already in the making

Synonyms:

devising | fashioning

Etymology:

Middle English making, from Old English macung ("making"), equivalent to make +...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of making...

Definition references

Merriam-Webster:

devise [entry 1, verb] | devised [past tense] | devising [present participle] | plot [synonym, sense-specific] | concoct [synonym, sense-specific] | construct [synonym, sense-specific] | contrive [synonym, sense-specific] | cook [synonym, sense-specific] | drum up [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to form in the mind by new combinations or applications of ideas or ... | to give (real estate) by will (20 of 173 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/devise

American Heritage Dictionary:

devise | devised [past tense] | devising [present participle] | devises [3rd-person singular present] | devisable [adjective, related] | deviser [noun, related]

To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive | [law] To transmit or give (real property) by will. | [archaic] To suppose; imagine. | The ... (25 of 99 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/devise

New World Dictionary:

devise | devised [past tense] | devising [present participle] | devisable [adjective, related] | deviser [noun, related]

to work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent | [law] to bequeath (real property) by will | [archaic] to make secret plans ... (23 of 82 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/devise

Random House Dictionary:

devise | devised [past tense] | devising [present participle]

to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas. | [law] to assign or transmit (property) by will. | [archaic] to imagine; ... (22 of 77 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/devise

Macmillan British Dictionary:

devise [transitive] | devised [past tense] | devising [present participle] | devises [3rd-person singular present]

to invent a method of doing something (7 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/devise

Wiktionary:

devising | fashioning [synonym, sense-specific] | making [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of creating a plan or some object, especially a will | Present participle of devise. (16 of 18 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/devising

Collins Dictionary:

making | mak | make | be the making of [sense-specific] | in the making [sense-specific] | be made up [sense-specific] | make a book [sense-specific] | make a day of it [sense-specific] | make a night of it [sense-specific] | ...

the act of a person or thing that makes or the process of being made | [in combination] | See "be the making of" | See "in the making" | something ... (27 of 1341 words, 65 definitions, 45 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/making

Oxford Dictionary:

making | own | makings | be the making of someone | in the making | of one's making

the process of making or producing something | ("makings") : the essential qualities needed for something | ("makings") [North American, Australian, ... (19 of 146 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/making

Wikipedia:

Make [disambiguation]

may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility | Make (magazine), a DIWO (Do It With Others) technology periodical and the associated television program | MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice | Make, Botswana, a small village in the ... (37 of 98 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Make

Cambridge Dictionary:

making

the activity or process of producing something (7 of 24 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/making

Columbia Encyclopedia:

production | mass production

in economics, all those activities that have to do with the creation of commodities, by imparting to raw materials utility, added value, or the ... (24 of 458 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0840217​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fashion [society]

in dress and adornment, any mode of dressing that is prevalent during a particular time or in a particular place. See dress. (22 of 23 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/202258​/fashion

Encarta Dictionary:

devise | devises [plural] | devised [past tense] | devising [present participle]

to conceive of the idea for something and figure out how it will work | to pass on property through a will | a clause in a will stating that an item ... (30 of 121 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604248​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

making | makings [plural]

Origin: Middle English making, from Old English macung ("making"), equivalent to make + -ing. Cognate with Dutch making ("making"), Old High German machunga. | make + -ing.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/making

Collins Dictionary:

making | mak | make

Origin: Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/making

Merriam-Webster:

making

First use: 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English macung, from macian to make

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/making

Audio references

Wiktionary:

making | makings [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "making"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/making

Collins Dictionary:

making | mak | make

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "making"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/making

Macmillan British Dictionary:

making [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "making"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/making

Macmillan American Dictionary:

making [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "making"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/making

Cambridge Dictionary:

making

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "making"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "making"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/making

the Free Dictionary:

making

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "making"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "making"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "making" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

making | makings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "making"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

making

Audio: North American pronunciation of "making"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=making​01 word=making

making

Audio: North American pronunciation of "making"

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YourDictionary Audio:

making

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "making" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

making

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "making" by speech synthesizer

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