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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One of the country’s leading biscuit makers, Britannia Industries, was the first to highlight the slowdown in consumption earlier this month. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Now, global rating firms are acknowledging India’s economic slowdown," 29 Aug. 2019 In 2001, the debate spawned a lawsuit alleging that the standard didn’t protect consumers and that phone makers, carriers and trade groups were liable for cancers that struck plaintiffs who’d used cellphones. Joe Mahr,, "Lawsuit filed against Apple, Samsung after Chicago Tribune tests cellphones for radiofrequency radiation," 29 Aug. 2019 OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly offering a settlement worth up to $12 billion to resolve claims over its role in the opioid crisis. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Supreme Court blocks Beshear from hiring outside counsel in opioid lawsuits," 28 Aug. 2019 But through the generations, it has been marked by fights with other food-makers, volatile prices, staggering losses and notable innovations — some scientific, some quirky. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Margarine smugglers, a deadly milk war and more flavor Wisconsin's dairy history," 28 Aug. 2019 But Montana already had a deal with another video game maker, Atari., "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Purdue and other drug makers, distributors, and pharmacies face more than 2,000 lawsuits that have been consolidated in before a federal judge in Ohio. Riley Griffin,, "Purdue Pharma in settlement talks over thousands of opioid cases," 27 Aug. 2019 Another troubling fact: the upcoming Venice International Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday, will only feature two female film-makers—Shannon Murphy (Babyteeth) and Haifaa Al-Mansour (The Perfect Candidate)—in the 21-film main competition. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Meanwhile, Hollywood Is Still Messed Up," 26 Aug. 2019 But for tomorrow's movie makers, this is what their frame of reference will be., "Marvel Universe authority Troy Smith on what he learned from Avengers End Game director Anthony Russo – This Week in the CLE," 24 Aug. 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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