maker

maker c.1300, "one who makes," also "God as creator," agent noun from MAKE (Cf. make) (v.). Specifically, "manufacturer" by late 14c. To meet (one's) maker "die" is attested by 1814.

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  • maker — mak·er n: one (as an issuer) that undertakes to pay a negotiable instrument and esp. a note sign a note as maker rather than indorser Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. maker …   Law dictionary

  • maker — n Maker, creator, author denote one who brings something into being or existence. When written with an initial capital letter, all three terms designate God or the Supreme Being; without the capital they ascribe similar but not equivalent powers… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • -maker — suffix ► a person, company, or machine that makes a particular thing: »Who are the policy makers in the department? »a coffee maker → See also DECISION MAKER(Cf. ↑decision maker), MARKET MAKER(Cf. ↑market maker) …   Financial and business terms

  • Maker — Mak er (m[=a]k [ e]r), n. 1. One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator. [1913 Webster] The universal Maker we may praise. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The person who makes a promissory note. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maker — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that makes something. 2) (our, the, etc. Maker) God. ● meet one s Maker Cf. ↑meet one s Maker …   English terms dictionary

  • maker — [māk′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that makes (in various senses) 2. Archaic a poet 3. a person who executes, as by signing, a check, contract, etc.; specif., a person who signs a promissory note 4. [M ] God meet one s Maker to die …   English World dictionary

  • Maker — Maker, schwerer Hammer des Schiffszimmermanns …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Maker — Maker, ein schwerer Hammer als Schiffsinventar …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • maker — Synonyms and related words: Meistersinger, Parnassian, actor, agent, ancestors, apprentice, arch poet, architect, artificer, artisan, artist, artiste, author, bag maker, balance maker, ballad maker, balladmonger, bard, barrel maker, basket maker …   Moby Thesaurus

  • maker — mak|er [ˈmeıkə US ər] n 1.) a person or company that makes a particular type of goods car/film/shoe etc maker ▪ a quality furniture maker ▪ a leading Japanese computer maker maker of ▪ The makers of the car claim that it uses up to 50% less fuel… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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