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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This would not matter if Ms. Saunders were a cliché maker. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: At BalletX, a New Work Alive With Suspense and Surrealism," 13 July 2018 Trumaine Johnson could be a difference maker at cornerback. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "What you need to know about Colts vs. Jets," 13 July 2018 The maker of Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana said sales in North America fell, but its earnings were better than expected and analysts were pleased with its results in other markets. Marley Jay, The Seattle Times, "US stocks climb again as Pepsi leads household goods rally," 10 July 2018 The Rangers believe that Beltre, though 39 and no longer an iron man, is a still a difference-maker. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers continue to talk trades, but are they getting anywhere?," 9 July 2018 Long before Microsoft decided to make the superb Xbox One Elite controller, there was Scuf—maker of custom high-end gamepads of all sorts. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Scuf Gaming's luxurious controllers draw inspiration from Forza and... astroturf?," 13 June 2018 The song, penned and recorded in 1967, became a career-maker for Guthrie and a cultural touchstone in the Vietnam era, according to a press release. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Tickets for Poway OnStage's 2018-19 now on sale," 6 June 2018 Maturity has been a difference-maker for Steven Gardiner. Ken Goe,, "Damarcus Simpson takes flight: Clayton Murphy to run at L&C: Oregon track & field rundown," 4 June 2018 Bridgford Foods, maker of jerky and sausage, is in the process of moving its operations to a larger and more efficient building in Back of the Yards. Ryan Ori,, "In exodus from Fulton Market, surviving meatpackers scatter and adapt," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of maker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Phrases Related to maker

meet one's maker

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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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