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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Stephen Jones, the hat maker who created more than 150 headpieces for the show’s mannequins, would beg to differ. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Master Milliner Stephen Jones Created Over-the-Top Toppers for “Camp: Notes on Fashion”," 9 May 2019 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on May 6, 2019 at 4:28pm PDT The man who perfected her texture is none other wig maker Cesar DeLeon Ramirez, who has over 21 years of experience in the hair industry. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "I Live for Ciara's Larger Than Life Afro at the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Nobody wonders, for example, whether Ser Davos will fulfill his romantic destiny before meeting his maker. Courtney Shea, Harper's BAZAAR, "Brienne of Tarth Lives—And Gwendoline Christie Has Some Thoughts About that Love Triangle," 6 May 2019 Many of them ended up being smaller, independent makers in the U.S. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Almost Everything in This Colorful Family Home is Vintage," 3 May 2019 The administration has held up proposals to require electronic speed-capping software in new heavy trucks and require auto makers to equip future cars and light trucks with vehicle-to-vehicle communications to prevent collisions. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "Safety board highlights need for transportation improvements," 4 Feb. 2019 While most online services don't mandate the use of 2FA, one game maker, Valve Software, has leveraged 2FA to reinforce the idea of account identity in the online shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Fortnite’s paid outfits, dances have made it a target for lucrative account theft," 20 Dec. 2018 The Italian-American car maker will pool its fleet with Tesla, according to a recent filing on the European Commission website. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Fiat Chrysler Gets Tesla’s Help on Emissions Rules," 8 Apr. 2019 Holtzman wasn’t the only congressional history-maker AOC shouted out on Wednesday. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Honored "NYC Congressional Queens" Elizabeth Holtzman, Shirley Chisholm, and Bella Abzug," 4 Apr. 2019

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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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