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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 of maker
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
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  • Would she rush into the presence of her maker with a lie on her lips?

    Love and Intrigue Friedrich Schiller
  • Well, I am not so ready to believe in man's capacity to rebel against his maker!

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The lining was of heavy black silk, stiffened by the label of the maker which was glued to it.

    The Ivory Snuff Box Arnold Fredericks
  • Ere long he and his companions might be standing in the presence of their maker.

    Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs William H. G. Kingston
  • He is the faithful deputy of his maker, whose obedience is the rule whereby he ruleth.

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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