mak·​er | \ ˈmā-kər How to pronounce maker (audio) \

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

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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Recent Examples on the Web The maker of the popular Whac-a-Mole arcade game hopes its newest offering will help users smash a new target: the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY, "Bull riding, Whac-a-Mole, prisoner release: News from around our 50 states," 14 July 2020 Karma Automotive, the maker of a hybrid luxury car owned by Wanxiang Group, raised $100 million from outside investors. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Troubled startup Magic Leap gets a key player from Microsoft as CEO," 8 July 2020 Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, announced through a court filing that co-owner Jonathan Sackler has died from cancer. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Purdue Pharma co-owner Jonathan Sackler dead at 65," 6 July 2020 But Hyundai, a big South Korean vehicle-maker, is not so sure. The Economist, "Hydrogen power After many false starts, hydrogen power might now bear fruit," 4 July 2020 The maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mix on Wednesday reported a 16% jump in comparable sales for the latest quarter. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "General Mills Expects Elevated Demand for Soup, Baking Mixes to Continue Amid Pandemic," 1 July 2020 The maker of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment reported a loss of $145 million in the most recent fiscal quarter ending March 29 and has blamed the pandemic for much of its troubles. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Briggs & Stratton cutting several hundred jobs as it moves production," 30 June 2020 Blank-check company Graf Industrial Corp. is in talks to merge with Velodyne Lidar Inc., a deal that would take public the maker of sensors used in self-driving vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter. Gillian Tan,, "Maker of Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Said to Be in Talks to Go Public," 27 June 2020 Rock Financial was sold the following year to Intuit, the maker of Quicken software products, in a deal reportedly worth $532 million. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Quicken Loans IPO: Why it may need the cash and who gets rich," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of maker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maker was in the 14th century

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31 Jul 2020

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“Maker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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