maker-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: individual, organization or tool that produces, creates something

Commentary: MAKER[+producer][+individual/+tool/+organization]

Jack was a maker of fine furniture until he developed arthritis.
Mary was a biotech market maker on Wall Street for a number of years.
Have you tried using your new bread maker yet?
The maker of this steel-belted tire has issued a recall on last year's model.
Most of the makers of memory chips are situated in Asia.
His family's firm has been a maker of fine bourbon for generations.
She is the decision maker in that family when it comes to finances. (extension of core meaning)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: divine being, usually creator of everything

Commentary: MAKER[+supernatural][+divinity]
NOTE: usually intended as an instance rather than a type.

John prepared to meet his Maker.
Mary suspects there is no divine maker of the universe, only forces of nature.
The natives worship this deity as the maker of fire.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2