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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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British Dictionary definitions for makers

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 makers

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 makers

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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