maker

Definitions

  • Iron Spokeshave.  Pattern-maker's Spokeshave
    Iron Spokeshave. Pattern-maker's Spokeshave
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maker a business engaged in manufacturing some product
    • n Maker terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    • n maker a person who makes things
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Additional illustrations & photos:

IMPORTANT MEETING OF SMOKE MAKERS IMPORTANT MEETING OF SMOKE MAKERS
THE BONNET-MAKER'S DREAM THE BONNET-MAKER'S DREAM
The bell-maker waits for a tankard of beer The bell-maker waits for a tankard of beer
Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century makers’ seals have been found in America Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century...
The Glass-Maker The Glass-Maker
Photo of a Basket Maker Photo of a Basket Maker
Pictet ice maker Pictet ice maker
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate maker Cadbury uses more than sixty thousand tonnes of cocoa each year, in the United Kingdom alone
    • Maker One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator. "The universal Maker we may praise."
    • Maker One who writes verses; a poet.
    • Maker (Law) The person who makes a promissory note.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate
    • n maker One who makes, creates, shapes, forms, or molds; specifically (with a capital letter), the Creator.
    • n maker One who composes verses; a poet.
    • n maker The person who makes the promise in a promissory note by affixing his signature thereto.
    • n maker In bridge, the declaring hand.
    • n maker In shoemaking, the laster (a man or boy) who places the closed uppers of a boot (in hand-sewn work) over the last and attaches the bottom material.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year
    • Maker one who makes: the Creator: a poet
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Quotations

  • Maria Montessori
    Maria Montessori
    “If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris%20Murdoch
    “Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “The peace makers shall be called the children of God.”
  • Robert Heinlein
    Robert Heinlein
    “No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Who ever mocks the poor insults his maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not go unpunished.”

Idioms

Meet your Maker - If someone has gone to meet their Maker, they have died.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. macian; Ger. machen.

Usage

In literature:

Maker's name illegible, but "Philadelphia", on lock can be easily made out.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker
You will play Stud with the Makers of History and be seen leaving the Executive Mansion.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
These cancelled cheques are returned to the makers at the end of each month.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
The Bari or maker of leaf-plates is another household servant.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Then, later on, you get to be a Fire-Maker, and, after that, a Torch-Bearer.
"A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire" by Jane L. Stewart
The principal makers of paints now recommend a filler before any white lead is added.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
The faggot-maker is accordingly beaten into compliance, and taken to the patient.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
BENNETT, Watch, Clock and Instrument Maker to the Royal Observatory, the Board of Ordnance, the Admiralty, and the Queen.
"Notes and Queries, No. 179. Saturday, April 2, 1853." by Various
I am neither a parson nor an almanac-maker.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
Some makers add pulverized or even coarsely broken carbon.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Think not. thou canst sigh a sigh,
And thy maker is not by.
Think not, thou canst weep a tear,
And thy maker is not near.
"On Anothers Sorrow" by William Blake
But thou, O man! the wond'rous love
Thy Maker shews to thee!
He made thee lord o'er earthly things,
Chief of them all to be.
"The False Swearer" by Susannah Hawkins
"Glory to God that reigns above!
Let peace surround the earth!
Mortals shall know their Maker's love,
At their Redeemer's birth."
"Hymn 4 part 1" by Isaac Watts
By nature all are gone astray,
Their practice all the same;
There's none that fears his Maker's hand;
There's none that loves his name.
"Psalm 14 part 1" by Isaac Watts
That freedom which to him was given
Ere Eden's first-born rose had died,
Or sin the human heart had riven,
Or man his Maker had defied.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Shall man reply against the Lord,
And call his Maker's ways unjust,
The thunder of whose dreadful word
Can crush a thousand worlds to dust?
"Hymn 117" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Business coach Kyle Oberndorf of ActionCoach helped turn the business into a money maker.
Twinkies maker Hostess to close.
A Native American tribe sues big beer makers for selling millions of cans each year to a town of 11 people where residents of a nearby dry reservation come to drink it up on an almost daily basis.
The maker of "lean, finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," is unlikely to prevail in a defamation lawsuit filed two weeks ago against ABC News, according to most experts quoted in the press.
Generic-drug makers' complaints over brand-name access prompt investigations.
As consumers cut back, businesses are scrambling 14 brands you know -- from an NHL hockey team to Obama's suit maker -- that are hitting the skids.
Legendary American handgun maker Smith & Wesson is looking to put its name on more than just firearms.
Most leading appliance makers, like Whirlpool, have more than one brand name .
Feel free to be skeptical of my endorsement of the city's best sandwich maker.
Breckenridge Distillery helps host spirit-makers from around the region for an awesome tasting at Breck 's Riverwalk Center.
Breckenridge Still on the Hill Craft Spirits Breckenrdige Distillery helps host spirit makers from around the region for an awesome tasting at Brecks Riverwalk Center.
Cloud Atlas is done by The Matrix makers Lana and Andy Wachowski and Run Lola Run's Tom Tykwer.
FILM MAKER FOR 50 YEARS.
Butcher, baker, BBQ maker: Win tickets to the Sound Opinions BBQ.
These are the scene-stealers and show-makers who - while they might not have top billing just yet - keep you coming back to your favorite series week after week.
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In science:

We introduce and study Maker/Breaker-type positional games on random graphs.
Positional games on random graphs
Our main concern is to determine the threshold probability pF for the existence of Maker’s strategy to claim a member of F in the unbiased game played on the edges of random graph G(n, p), for various target families F of winning sets.
Positional games on random graphs
The game is played by two players Maker and Breaker, where in each move Maker claims one previously unclaimed element of X and then Breaker claims one previously unclaimed element of X .
Positional games on random graphs
Maker wins if he claims all the elements of some set in F , otherwise Breaker wins.
Positional games on random graphs
Unless otherwise stated, we assume that Maker starts the game.
Positional games on random graphs
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