Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes or manufactures. Often used in combination: a policymaker; a drugmaker.
  • n. Law A party that signs a promissory note.
  • n. God. Often used with a possessive adjective: prayed to her Maker for guidance.
  • n. Archaic A poet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something.
  • n. God.
  • n. A poet.
  • n. Someone who signs a check or promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator.
  • n. The person who makes a promissory note.
  • n. One who writes verses; a poet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes, creates, shapes, forms, or molds; specifically (with a capital letter), the Creator.
  • n. One who composes verses; a poet.
  • n. The person who makes the promise in a promissory note by affixing his signature thereto.
  • n. In bridge, the declaring hand.
  • n. In shoemaking, the laster (a man or boy) who places the closed uppers of a boot (in hand-sewn work) over the last and attaches the bottom material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
  • n. a person who makes things
  • n. a business engaged in manufacturing some product

Etymologies

From make +‎ -er. Compare makar. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I suggest using a label maker because the clarity of the print will speed up your retrieval time and the retrieval time of anyone else looking in your filing cabinet.

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  • When creating your paper file, use a label maker to print the category name for your folder.

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  • Jonathan had the label maker out and was typing a message.

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  • She can also choose supplies she likes, assemble the tools herself, use a label maker or write out her own labels, and make decisions about how she wants her systems to look.

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  • Using a label maker and a series of same-colored Post-its or squares of paper, give a title to every stack, drawer, shelf, and folder in your office.

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  • Referring to all the Emmy statuettes that might show up on the set on Monday morning, he joked, "We're getting a label maker tonight."

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  • Print sticky labels with a label maker, or write on masking tape with a permanent marker.

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  • I had her make me a file folder so she could use the label maker, fetch things from the printer and fill in a workshop evaluation form so she could see what we did with them I'm examining last year's evaluations to plan next year's schedule.

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  • Remember the Seinfeld episode involving the label maker that got passed around like a tray of hors d'oeuvres?

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  • So maybe that means that I need the label maker most of all?

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