mak·​er | \ˈmā-kər \

Definition of maker 

: one that makes: such as

a capitalized : god sense 1

b archaic : poet

c : a person who borrows money on a promissory note

d : manufacturer

Examples of maker in a Sentence

a maker of action films a maker of computer chips a hymn giving thanks to the Maker of all things
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The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace. Dee-ann Durbin, The Seattle Times, "Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot," 5 Dec. 2018 The makers of Giving Tuesday were very much in step with the moment, harnessing the power of a hashtag to spark a global conversation and a movement. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Giving Tuesday, explained," 27 Nov. 2018 This morning, Duchess Kate and Prince William attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, an event in London where policy makers from multiple countries are coming together with the aim to improve mental health for all. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Recycles Her Lilac Emilia Wickstead Dress for the Global Mental Health Summit," 9 Oct. 2018 Kate Middleton and Prince William have arrived to the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, a gathering for world leaders, academics, and policy makers from around the world gather to discuss mental health issues, according to Kensington Palace. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears an Emilia Wickstead Dress to the Global Mental Health Summit with Prince William," 9 Oct. 2018 And the rule makers of Formula 1 are in a constant battle with the teams to limit the amount of downforce those cars generate. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow," 11 Sep. 2018 Here’s how the makers of NuvaRing recommend inserting the device: Wash and dry your hands. Korin Miller, SELF, "14 Things You Should Know Before Using the Vaginal Ring," 2 Aug. 2018 The makers of self-driving cars have a daunting task. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "’s self-driving vans are flashy by design," 2 Aug. 2018 Nokia, the top non-Chinese maker of telecom gear in the country, derived 11 percent of its sales last year from the greater China region, which is dominated by local players such as Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. Fortune, "Nokia Signs $1.2 Billion Deal With China Mobile," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of maker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of maker

: a person who makes something

: a company that makes a specified product

: a machine that makes something



Legal Definition of maker 

: one (as an issuer) that undertakes to pay a negotiable instrument and especially a note sign a note as maker rather than indorser

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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