making

Definitions

  • Making a Valuation Survey
    Making a Valuation Survey
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n making 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"
    • n making (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
    • n making 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Suvaroff makes a speech to some of his soldiers Suvaroff makes a speech to some of his soldiers
PUSS MAKES A PRESENT TO THE KING PUSS MAKES A PRESENT TO THE KING
Dad and Leopold Make a Rush for That Swimming Place 372 Dad and Leopold Make a Rush for That Swimming Place 372
"What food for hens that would make." "What food for hens that would make."
Making pottery at Jamestown, about 1625-40. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Making pottery at Jamestown, about 1625-40. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
SAMSON MAKING SPORT FOR THE PHILISTINES SAMSON MAKING SPORT FOR THE PHILISTINES
Geppetto Makes His Puppet Some Clothes Geppetto Makes His Puppet Some Clothes
A TORPEDOED MERCHANTMAN ON THE SHOALS: SALVAGE OFFICERS MAKING A SURVEY A TORPEDOED MERCHANTMAN ON THE SHOALS: SALVAGE OFFICERS MAKING A SURVEY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thirteen muscles are used to make a person smile.
    • Making a poem.
    • Making Composition, or structure.
    • Making External appearance; from.
    • Making 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.
    • Making 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The movie Cleopatra cost $28 million to make in 1963.
    • n making The act of forming, causing, or constituting; workmanship; construction.
    • n making What has been made, especially at one time: as, a making of bread.
    • n making Composition; structure; make.
    • n making Material from which anything may be made; anything capable of being developed into something more advanced.
    • n making Poetical composition; poetry.
    • n making Fortune; means or cause of success.
    • n making plural In coal-mining, the slack and dirt made in holing, kirving, or undercutting the coal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A tenth of the 7 million tons of rice grown in the U.S. each year goes into the making of beer.
    • Making the act of forming: structure: form
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Quotations

  • Simone De Beauvoir
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    “To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
  • Alva Johnson
    Alva Johnson
    “An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.”
  • Lanes Company
    Lanes Company
    “If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you.”
  • Joe Greene
    Joe Greene
    “You have to make it happen.”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.”

Idioms

Absence makes the heart grow fonder - This idiom means that when people are apart, their love grows stronger.
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Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise - It means that sleeping well and not staying up late will help you out physically and financially.
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Empty vessels make the most noise - The thoughtless often speak the most.
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Good fences make good neighbours - This means that it is better for people to mind their own business and to respect the privacy of others. ('Good fences make good neighbors' is the American English spelling.)
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Good walls make good neighbours - Your relationship with your neighbours depends, among other things, on respecting one another's privacy.
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Haste makes waste - This idiom means that if you try to do something quickly, without planning it, you're likely to end up spending more time, money, etc, doing it.
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If you are given lemons make lemonade - Always try and make the best out of a bad situation. With some ingenuity you can make a bad situation useful.
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In the making - When something is in the making, it means it is in the process of being made.
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Make a better fist - If someone makes a better fist of doing something, they do a better job.
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Make a clean breast - If someone makes a clean breast, they confess in full to something they have done.
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Make a killing - If you make a killing, you do something that makes you a lot of money.
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Make a meal - If someone makes a meal of something, they spend too long doing it or make it look more difficult than it really is.
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Make a mint - If someone is making a mint, they are making a lot of money.
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Make a monkey of someone - If you make a monkey of someone, you make them look foolish.
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Make a mountain out of a molehill - If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. macian; Ger. machen.

Usage

In literature:

But his fear of England makes him value us as a make-weight.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
A young man and a young woman who are making a new home make an irreparable mistake if they leave out the religious influence.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
Usually whatever corrections will make the tone clearer will also make it more agreeable.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
In some parts of the country the butcher makes a cut, using the rack end of the loin and chuck for making the rib or French chops.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Lorna makes too much of me, and the rest they make too little.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
He would make the change, or attempt to make it, with manly strength.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
If man could make but the single seed of the ragweed, he could make a world.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Red makes objects near appear green, green makes them appear red.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
When one sees such shipwreck it makes a woman doubt whether she ought to marry at all.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Inspiration does not make us absolutely perfect either in knowledge or virtue, still less does it make us perfect all at once.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Money make de mare go, and at dat time I 'spect money make de ships go.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Well, you tell him that if men make wars, women make soldiers; and get killed at that work too, sometimes.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
The meal over, Mrs. Eberstein took her niece upstairs to make her acquainted with her new quarters.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The Germans love to make a great display at Christmas.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
He can't make up his mind what to do.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
Stick to the needle, learn shirt-making and gown-making and piecrust-making, and you'll be a clever woman some day.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
We soon found out that freedom could make folks proud but it didn't make 'em rich.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
One guilty man makes many, and your children's children will for this flood the living world with disgrace.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Wrote my wife to make preparations with all expedition to escape into Virginia.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Mid-day will be midnight if you sleep at all now; make it two or later.
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker
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In poetry:

It makes me know when I am glad
'Tis thy strength makes me strong;
But for thy bliss I should be sad,
But for thy reason should be mad,
But for thy right be wrong.
"Sunday" by George MacDonald
Come away,
O make no stay!
Let the graves make their confession,
Lest at length they plead possession:
Fleshes stubbornnesse may have
Read that lesson to the grave.
"Dooms-Day" by George Herbert
My daughter Jane makes dresses
For beautiful Princesses;
But though she's plain is Jane,
Of needlework she's vain,
And makes such pretty things
For relatives of Kings.
"Jane" by Robert W Service
As nought diff'rent can make me,
As I am thou must take me!
If I'm not good enough,
Thou must cut thine own stuff.
As nought diff'rent can make me,
As I am thou must take me!
"Lover In All Shapes" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And in the bonnie woods of Sidlaw the blackbird doth sing,
Making the woodlands with his notes to ring,
Which ought to make a dull heart feel gay,
And help to oheer us on our way.
"The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills" by William Topaz McGonagall
But as these birds of light make a land glad,
Chirping their solemn matins on each tree,
So in the shades of night some dark fowls be,
Whose heavy notes make all that hear them sad.
"The Bird" by Henry Vaughan

In news:

Dunlop started out as a prop comic and gained national attention on TV's 'Make Me Laugh,' where he was said to have set a record for making a contestant laugh the fastest.
NEW YORK — Joelle Daddino is making it difficult for stores to make money.
" "Even if I make $50 a pop, if you make a little bit of profit off of each sneaker, the goal is to get them in quantity.
I'm in my 40th year and had to make some BIG changes to make that milestone.
It's not hard to make, but there are some secrets to making it even better than a restaurant.
Frybread is a staple of Native American cuisine, so it makes sense that even Kai, a Native American fusion restaurant that's one of the Valley's top upscale eateries, would make a version.
But the domesticity and intimacy of cooking make readers want to believe that the food they make has been personally created and tested — or at least tasted — by the face on the cover.
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald isn't making the plays he was making last season.
A large part of making your attraction family friendly is to ensure that you find ways to make it a place where kids want to be.
Professionals who make life-and-death decisions use intuition and analysis to make judgments under time pressure.
The microbes that make us sick have, in effect, outwitted the drugs that make us well again.
The more excuses we make for our children in school, sports and life equals the more excuses they make for themselves when they sleepwalk through college and cannot hold down a job.
We make her into an icon because we can also make her into whatever we want her to be.
One Southern Oregon school is making strides to make sure their students receive equal access in the classroom.
Make no mistake, the Alabama native makes great music.
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In science:

Precisely, a fluent is true in the next state ( EV) if and only if there is an action or a static causal law making it true (PosFired) or it was true in the previous state (IV) and no causal law makes it false.
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)
One cannot then make an analytic continuation of the function from holomorphic to nonholomorphic region, as it is done when calculating G by diagrammatic method which utilizes O(1/z ) expansion. A small ǫ > 0 is necessary to make G analytic everywhere.
Spectrum of the Product of Independent Random Gaussian Matrices
Using inner properties of the node makes it possible to store the data within the node itself (and thus make RandomWayPoint’s method stateless).
The JBotSim Library
There is no advantage in our treatment to making the standard slowly-varying envelope approximation and we do not make it.
Modes of Random Lasers
Making or not making a T -duality on A1 or A3 does not affect the fact that φ obeys the B -model condition [Q, φ] = 0.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
For the coef terms, we make use of the local limit theorem given in Theorem 1 and for the factorial terms we make use of Stirling’s approximation.
Bounds on Threshold of Regular Random $k$-SAT
It is the added localizability condition that makes the question of whether there exists a decomposition of the required form non-trivial, and makes the decomposition unique if it exists.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World
One notes that since P makes {ωi}i∈Z an i.i.d. sequence, it also makes {M i}i∈Z and {Mi}i∈Z two i.i.d. sequences as well.
Branching structure for an (L-1) random walk in random environment and its applications
Simulator: E xtract(IDU ) We assume that A makes the query H0 (IDU ) before it makes extract query for IDU . - Searches L0 for the entry (IDU , QU , SU ) corresponding to IDU , and responds with SU .
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
Simulator: E xtract(IDU ) We assume that A makes the query H0 (IDU ) before it makes extract query for IDU . - If IDU = IDb , aborts the simulation. - Else, searches L0 for the entry (IDU , QU , SU , k) corresponding to IDU , and responds with SU .
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
We can make λ2 = λmax , if necessary, by making the chain lazy i.e. by not moving with probability 1/2 at each step.
Component structure of the vacant set induced by a random walk on a random graph
The goal of the work presented here is to make formal mathematics accessible online to interested parties by making the sub ject widely available through online tools and interfaces.
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
We make essential use of makefiles to specify which files need to be rebuilt, how to build them, and how they depend on other files.
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
In the central repository we have one central makefile M and, for each article a, a makefile Ma that specifies on which other articles a depends (e.g., what notations, definitions, theorems a uses).
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
Thus the makefiles Ma for each article a are themselves generated automatically using makefile targets defined in the master makefile M .
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
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