Definition of “maker” - English Dictionary

“maker” in British English

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makernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeɪ.kər/ us /ˈmeɪ.kɚ/

B2 the people or company that make something:

They're the biggest maker of fast-food products in the UK
The makers of the film will want to see a decent return on their investment.
your Maker

God:

humorous He's gone to meet his Maker (= he has died).

a person or machine that makes the stated thing:

a watchmaker
car makers
policy-makers
a coffee maker

someone who creates or invents things, either using traditional crafts or technology:

There are spaces where makers can come and learn modern ways of manufacturing new products using devices like laser cutters and 3D printers.
Dale Dougherty is the creator of Maker Faire, which leads a growing maker movement .

More examples

  • Stradivarius was a famous violin maker.
  • The programme makers reject the notion that seeing violence on television has a harmful effect on children.
  • The makers should provide an instruction manual on how to use the product.
  • We really ought to send this back to the maker and complain - after all, it wasn't cheap.
  • Many of the people on the island are textile makers by trade.

(Definition of “maker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“-maker” in Business English

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a person, company, or machine that makes a particular thing:

Who are the policy-makers in the department?
a coffee-maker

makernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeɪkər/ us

PRODUCTION a person or company that makes a particular type of product:

Makers of the latest mobile email device have settled a lawsuit that threatened to cut off their service.
The merchandise was returned to the maker.
a car/computer/software, etc. maker

(Definition of “-maker” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)