To meet one's maker
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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