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From Middle English makere, equivalent to make + -er. Compare English makar, Scots makar, West Frisian makker, Dutch maker, German Macher, Danish mager, Swedish makare.
maker (plural makers)
- Someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something.
- (usually capitalized and preceded by the) God.
- (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.
- (law) Someone who signs a promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.
Terms etymologically related to maker
one who signs a check or promissory note
From maken ("to make") + -er.
- (key): /'ma:.k?r/
- Hyphenation: ma?ker
- Rhymes: -a:k?r
maker m (plural makers, diminutive makertje n, feminine maakster)
- maker (person or thing that makes, produces or repairs something)
- indefinite plural of make