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Webster 1913 Edition


Maker

Mak′er

(māk′ẽr)
,
Noun.
1.
One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator.
The universal
Maker
we may praise.
Milton.
2.
(Law)
The person who makes a promissory note.
3.
One who writes verses; a poet.
[Obs.]
☞ “The Greeks named the poet
ποιητής
, which name, as the most excellent, hath gone through other languages. It cometh of this word
ποιεῖν
, make; wherein, I know not whether by luck or wisdom, we Englishmen have met well the Greeks in calling him a maker.”
Sir P. Sidney.
I am not a model clergyman, only a decent
makeshift
.
G. Eliot.

Webster 1828 Edition


Maker

MA'KER

,
Noun.
The Creator.
The universal Maker we may praise.
1.
One that makes, forms, shapes, or molds; a manufacturer; as a maker of watches, or of jewelry; a maker of cloth.
2.
A poet.

Definition 2022


maker

maker

See also: måker

English

Noun

maker (plural makers)

  1. Someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something.
  2. (usually capitalized and preceded by the) God.
  3. (now rare) A poet.
    • 2000, Alasdair Gray, The Book of Prefaces, Bloomsbury 2002, p. 9:
      It is refreshing to read how makers find great allies in the past to help them tackle the present. It helps us to see that literature is a conversation across boundaries of nation, century and language.
  4. (obsolete, law) Someone who signs a cheque or promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaː.kər/

Etymology

From maken (to make) + -er.

Noun

maker m (plural makers, diminutive makertje n)

  1. maker (person or thing that makes, produces or repairs something)

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