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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maker \Mak"er\ (m[=a]k"[~e]r), n. 1. One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator. [1913 Webster] The universal Maker we may praise. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The person who makes a promissory note. [1913 Webster] 3. One who writes verses; a poet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To meet one's maker, to die. [PJC]