Making Mak"ing, n. 1. The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction; as, this is cloth of your own making; the making of peace or war was in his power. [1913 Webster]

2. Composition, or structure. [1913 Webster]

3. a poem. [Obs.] --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

4. That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something may be made; as, early misfortune was the making of him. [1913 Webster]

5. External appearance; from. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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