Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The components needed for doing something; An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something.

Usage examples (29)
  • Noun : The making of a violin requires great skill. ,to be the making of someone. ,He has the makings of a first-rate officer. ,the...
  • And searching for people who buy falafel makings is a worthless filter. — misterb
  • "His aunt is a rich woman, and he could go limping back if he wanted to; besides, he has what I call the 'makings'."
  • At first, "Hancock" has the makings of rich satire. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.