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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While in England, however, Goal reports that Paratici also held talks with the decision-makers at Manchester City, with the Premier League champions looking to get a foothold in negotiations ahead of a move for Cancelo., "Manchester City Reopen Player Plus Cash Talks With Juventus Over Joao Cancelo," 1 Aug. 2019 Last fall, when policy makers were raising rates, the market tanked. Larry Edelman,, "The Fed’s tug-of-war with Wall Street will drag on despite an unusual rate cut," 31 July 2019 The conference forum will include keynotes and panels from industry experts, along with legislative updates from policy makers including Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton. From News Reports, Houston Chronicle, "Planned warehouse to be biggest commercial building in Deer Park," 31 July 2019 Fed policy makers are expected to keep to the original plan of ending the balance-sheet runoff in September, according to a Bloomberg News survey earlier this month. Los Angeles Times, "U.S. record debt sales continue as deficit heads to $1 trillion," 31 July 2019 Some car-makers, like BMW, have included basic gesture controls to let drivers adjust the volume or accept phone calls while driving by waving their hands. Wired, "Google's New Gesture Controls Aren't Just for the Pixel," 30 July 2019 In rich countries with bountiful resources, policy-makers and experts debate the merits of universalizing pre-kindergarten, or how play can benefit toddlers. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz Africa, "Malawi is testing using wearables to measure kids’ well-being," 24 July 2019 Do these findings have implications for policy-makers? P.s., The Economist, "White cops are no likelier to shoot dead African-Americans than black ones are," 24 July 2019 There’s a reason why policy makers haven’t completely clamped down and restricted any data sharing it all. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, ""Anonymous" Data Won't Protect Your Identity," 23 July 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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