the process of making something
companies involved in the making of nuclear weapons
cheese making/cider making etc
a region famous for its cheese making
the process of deciding something:
people involved in decision making at the highest level
to make someone a much better or more successful person:
You'll see - a couple of years abroad will be the making of him.
to have the qualities or skills necessary to do a particular job:
He has the makings of a world-class footballer.
to take a long time, 10 years etc to make:
a book that was ten years in the making
problems that are of your own making have been caused by you and no one else:
He admits that a lot of his troubles are entirely of his own making.