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Maker Definition

Archaic term for poet. In February 2004 Edwin Morgan was appointed as 'the Scots Maker' - a position similar to that of the English poet laureate.

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[n] a business engaged in manufacturing some product
[n] the Judeo-Christian God
[n] a person who makes things

Misc. Definitions

\Mak"er\ (m[=a]k"[~e]r), n.
1. One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator. The universal Maker we may praise. --Milton.
2. (Law) The person who makes a promissory note.
3. One who writes verses; a poet. [Obs.] Note: ``The Greeks named the poet poihth`s, which name, as the most excellent, hath gone through other languages. It cometh of this word poiei^n, make; wherein, I know not whether by luck or wisdom, we Englishmen have met well the Greeks in calling him a maker.'' --Sir P. Sidney.

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