Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

Concise Bible Dictionary:

1. Eldest son of Manasseh, and father of Gilead. His descendants were warlike and were the foremost in the tribe (Gen. 50:2323And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. (Genesis 50:23); Num. 26:2929Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites. (Numbers 26:29); Num. 32:39-4039And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it. 40And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein. (Numbers 32:39‑40); Josh. 17:1,31There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. (Joshua 17:1)
3But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. (Joshua 17:3)
; Judg. 5:1414Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer. (Judges 5:14); 1 Chron. 2:21,2321And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub. (1 Chronicles 2:21)
23And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. (1 Chronicles 2:23)
; 1 Chron. 7:14-1714The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead: 15And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters. 16And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. (1 Chronicles 7:14‑17)).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

from 4376; salesman; Makir, an Israelite
KJV Usage:

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

a salesman

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Sold; he who sells:―name of two persons, Gen. 50:23. {Venditus}