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maker

[mey-ker] /ˈmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that makes.
2.
a manufacturer (used in combination):
drugmaker; garmentmaker.
3.
(initial capital letter) God.
4.
the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note.
5.
Cards. the player who first names the successful bid.
6.
Archaic. a poet.
Idioms
7.
go to / meet one's Maker, to die.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see make1, -er1
Related forms
premaker, noun
undermaker, noun
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Examples from the web for maker
  • Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
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  • And yet few stopped to consider their maker, who at times sketched one or two product ideas an hour at his drafting table.
  • It's kind of a cross between a rice steamer and a bread maker, and apparently you can fit one under your desk.
  • So when a rain-maker feels that he is growing old and infirm, he tells his children that he wishes to die.
  • Six months of the year the cloak-maker is idle, or nearly so.
  • Unlike the drink maker's aluminum cans, it should never be recycled.
  • The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker don't have tenure.
  • Administrators isolate one trouble maker and the other faculty members will be in lock-step with the administrators.
British Dictionary definitions for maker

maker

/ˈmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who makes (something); fabricator; constructor
2.
a person who executes a legal document, esp one who signs a promissory note
3.
(archaic, Scot) a poet Also called (esp Scot) makar

Maker

/ˈmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a title given to God
2.
go to meet one's Maker, meet one's Maker, to die
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Word Origin and History for 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for maker

maker

Related Terms

wave-maker, widow-maker


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for maker

makar

any of the Scottish courtly poets who flourished from about 1425 to 1550. The best known are Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, and Sir David Lyndsay; the group is sometimes expanded to include James I of Scotland and Harry the Minstrel, or Blind Harry.

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