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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In fact, sustained progress toward one is unachievable without progress toward the other, as the public expects policy makers to deliver both safety and justice simultaneously. Thomas Abt,, "Democrats are skipping out on the most important gun fight of all," 19 July 2019 New York Fed President John Williams on Thursday said policy makers should take preventative measures at the first signs of economic slowdowns. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Dow climbs higher as hopes grow for a bigger rate cut," 19 July 2019 In this role Jacob has advised national and local policy makers on right wing extremism. Jacob Davey, Time, "We Analyzed How the "Great Replacement" and Far Right Ideas Spread Online. The Trends Reveal Deep Concerns.," 18 July 2019 Leave it to Christine Centenera and Josh Goot, founders of WARDROBE.NYC and makers of luxe, elevated staples to draw the fashion set to SoHo on a Wednesday night. Vogue, "The Wardrobe.NYC Drew a Denim-Clad Crowd to SoHo for its Levi’s Collaboration," 18 July 2019 Asked why Viettel didn’t use Huawei in Vietnam but did use Chinese suppliers elsewhere, Mr. Tuan said equipment makers gave the company different deals in each country. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances," 18 July 2019 Brian Katz, Chief Investment Officer at the Colony Group Argument FOR a cut: Global growth decelerated sharply during the fourth quarter of last year, catching policy makers by surprise. Bob Sellers, Fortune, "Will the Fed Cut Interest Rates to Prevent Recession? 6 Predictions," 11 July 2019 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said downside risks to the economy remain with trade wars softening business investment and weak inflation, signaling that policy makers may be poised to cut interest rates as soon as this month., "Fed chief signals interest rate cut likely as soon as this month," 10 July 2019 For the second consecutive year, Modi has topped a list of the country’s top 30 health influencers prepared by wearable devices maker GOQii. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Narendra Modi inspires more Indians to stay fit than sportspersons or film stars," 10 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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