maker

[ mey-ker ]
/ ˈmeɪ kər /

noun

a person or thing that makes.
a manufacturer (used in combination): drugmaker; garmentmaker.
(initial capital letter) God.
the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note.
Cards. the player who first names the successful bid.
Archaic. a poet.

Idioms

    go to/meetone's Maker, to die.

Origin of maker

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at make1, -er1

Related forms

pre·mak·er, nounun·der·mak·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maker (1 of 2)

maker

/ (ˈmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who makes (something); fabricator; constructor
a person who executes a legal document, esp one who signs a promissory note
archaic, Scot a poetAlso called (esp Scot): makar

British Dictionary definitions for maker (2 of 2)

Maker

/ (ˈmeɪkə) /

noun

a title given to God
go to meet one's Maker or meet one's Maker to die
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