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 formspre·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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Word Origin and History for maker

maker


n.

c.1300, "one who makes," also "God as creator," agent noun from make (v.). Specifically, "manufacturer" by late 14c. To meet (one's) maker "die" is attested by 1814.

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