[ mey-ker ]
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  1. a person or thing that makes.

  2. a manufacturer (used in combination): a drugmaker; a garmentmaker.

  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a person who has the hobby of creating tangible physical products, especially do-it-yourself technology and engineering projects or handmade crafts (often used attributively): Makers came together at the convention to collaborate with each other and show off their completed products.The maker movement fosters hands-on creativity in a sedentary world of passive entertainment options.

  2. (initial capital letter) God.

  3. the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note.

  4. Cards. the player who first names the successful bid.

  5. Archaic. a poet.

Idioms about maker

  1. go to / meet one's Maker, to die.

Origin of maker

First recorded 1300–50; Middle English; see origin at make1, -er1

Other words from maker

  • pre·mak·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use maker in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for maker (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmeɪkə) /

  1. a person who makes (something); fabricator; constructor

  2. a person who executes a legal document, esp one who signs a promissory note

  1. archaic, Scot a poet: Also called (esp Scot): makar

British Dictionary definitions for Maker (2 of 2)


/ (ˈmeɪkə) /

  1. a title given to God

  2. go to meet one's Maker or meet one's Maker to die

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