Meaning of MAKING in English

MAKING

[noun] [U]The making of the cake will take a good hour.See also makings at make (BE OR BECOME).Making is often used as a combining form.dressmakingfurniture-makingIf a bad situation is of your own making it is completely your fault.The problems she has with that child are of her own making.By the time he was 12 he was obviously a chef in the making (= he seemed likely to become a chef).The book was several years in the making (= took several years to produce).If something is the making of someone it develops in them good qualities and characteristics which would otherwise not have developed.Five years in the army - that'll be the making of him!

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.