maker

[mey-ker]
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/meetone's Maker, to die.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see make1, -er1

premaker, noun
undermaker, noun
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maker (ˈmeɪkə)
 
n
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) Also called (esp Scot): makar a poet

Maker (ˈmeɪkə)
 
n
1.  a title given to God
2.  go to meet one's Maker, meet one's Maker to die

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maker
c.1300, "one who makes," also "God as creator," from make.
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maker

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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Example sentences
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in the pre-frozen container
  of an ice cream maker.
If you aren't able to locate dry jack cheese, order from the maker.
And yet few stopped to consider their maker, who at times sketched one or two
  product ideas an hour at his drafting table.
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