Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to maker: movie maker, MakerBot


One who makes, frames, executes, or ordains; as a lawmaker, or the maker of a promissory note. One who signs a note to borrow and, as such, assumes the obligation to pay the note when due. The person who creates or executes a note, that is, issues it, and in signing the instrument makes the promise of payment contained therein. One who signs a check; in this context, synonymous with drawer. One who issues a promissory note or certificate of deposit.


n. 1) the person who signs a check or promissory note, which makes him/her responsible for payment. 2) a person who endorses a check or note over to another person before it is delivered, making the endorser obligated to pay until it is delivered. (See: check, promissory note, payor, payee)


noun author, devisor, donor, initiator, producer
Associated concepts: maker of a note, maker of an instruuent
See also: architect, author, contractor, originator

MAKER. This term is applied to one who makes a promissory note and promises to pay it when due. He who makes a bill of exchange is called the drawer, and frequently in common parlance and in books of Reports we find the word drawer inaccurately applied to the maker of a promissory note. See Promissory note.

References in periodicals archive ?
We couldnt be more thrilled to launch our second annual Mini Maker Faire in partnership with Make:, and to react to our customers enthusiastic response to the Call to Make by giving them more of the authentic Maker Faire experience they enjoyed last year at our inaugural Mini Maker Faire, said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble.
Here's some background information on the subject of Makers: the Maker scene is growing and is in full drive.
A general manager at Canon says, "For a camera maker it is difficult to get into cellular camera phones.
By makers, Sharp was the most popular, whose handsets were owned by 20%, followed by NEC and Panasonic (10%, respectively), and Toshiba (about 10%).
LG Electronics was founded in 1958 as Goldstar, a small maker of electric fans.
To defend your estimate, you must present a strong case and back up your estimate to the satisfaction of the decision makers by providing:
No-name computer makers gain market share on Compaq, IBM and other major players.
The clone makers are trying to seize the opportunity, offering a range of machines designed to function like Macs but in PC-styled cases.
Similarly, if an opportunity presents itself to make a cutting personal remark or to somehow cause a decision maker to look foolish, do not succumb to the temptation.