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.
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.
To meet one's maker, to die.