maker

noun
mak·​er | \ ˈmā-kər How to pronounce maker (audio) \
plural makers

Definition of maker

: one that makes: such as
a capitalized : god sense 1 Tastemakers shunned Hartshorne because he violated modernist taboo by arguing that God actually exists. Faith establishments shunned him because he maintained that the Maker must be imperfect.— Gregg Easterbrook — see also meet one's maker
b archaic : poet
c : a person who borrows money on a promissory note The party that agrees to repay the money is the maker of the note, and the party that receives money in the future is the payee.— Gary A. Porter and Curtis L. Norton
d : manufacturer For six months, starting in September 1972, Satoshi Kamata, a journalist, worked incognito as a temporary employee at Toyota, Japan's largest car maker.— Steve Lohr Robin Williams stars as Leslie Zevo, the son of a toy maker … with a macabre sense of whimsy.— Peter Travers
e : a person who experiments with creating, constructing, modifying, or repairing objects especially as a hobby With 3D printers and sewing machines, laser cutters and hand tools, makers are innovating and revolutionizing the creative process of turning ideas into tangible objects.Record Observer (Centreville, Maryland) Maker culture is about … learning by doing, taking an idea from paper to reality.— Peg Mawby As he tinkered, [inventor Saul] Griffith became a prime exemplar of "maker culture"—a community of sophisticated do-it-yourselfers who view hardware in the same provisional way that computer hackers view software, and who believe that making, modifying, and repairing things can be an antidote to throwaway consumerism.— David Owen

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
Recent Examples on the Web The $50 million gift is the most recent from the Kern family, which founded Generac Power Systems, a maker of portable generators in Waukesha, and their foundation. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 23 June 2022 The Wall Street Journal noted that a denial for Juul would also be bad news for Altria, the maker of Marlboro, which in 2018 paid $12.8 billion for a 35 percent stake in Juul. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 23 June 2022 But the news delivers a significant blow to Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris and the maker of Marlboro, which in December 2018 bought 35 percent of Juul for $12.8 billion. New York Times, 23 June 2022 The maker of Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies is breaking itself up into three companies, the corporate world’s latest turn away from sprawling conglomerates in favor of streamlined enterprises that cater to the evolving tastes of consumers. Washington Post, 21 June 2022 But the Swiss maker of computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, webcams and the like) has a superb record of profitability. John Dorfman, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Instant Brands — maker of the Instant Pot, our best overall pressure cooker — has really rethought the slow cooker. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 The maker of Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies is breaking itself up into three companies, the corporate world’s latest turn away from sprawling conglomerates in favor of streamlined enterprises that cater to the evolving tastes of consumers. Hamza Shaban, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2022 The maker of your mom's favorite camcorder is still around and dishing out the best budget headphones on the market. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Maker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maker. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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maker

noun
mak·​er

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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