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baker

[bey-ker] /ˈbeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person who bakes.
2.
a person who makes and sells bread, cake, etc.
3.
a small portable oven.
4.
(usually initial capital letter) a code word used in communications to represent the letter B.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere. See bake, -er1
Related forms
bakerlike, adjective

Baker

[bey-ker] /ˈbeɪ kər/
noun
1.
Sir Benjamin, 1840–1907, English engineer.
2.
George ("Father Divine") 1877–1965, U.S. religious leader.
3.
George Pierce, 1866–1935, U.S. critic, author, and professor of drama.
4.
Howard H(enry), Jr. born 1925, U.S. politician: senator 1967–85.
5.
Dame Janet, born 1933, English mezzo-soprano.
6.
Josephine, 1906–75, French entertainer, born in the U.S.
7.
Newton Diehl
[deel] /dil/ (Show IPA),
1871–1937, U.S. lawyer: Secretary of War 1916–21.
8.
Ray Stannard
[stan-erd] /ˈstæn ərd/ (Show IPA),
("David Grayson") 1870–1946, U.S. author.
9.
Samuel White, 1821–93, English explorer and colonial administrator: discovered Lake Albert.
10.
Mount, a mountain in NW Washington, in the Cascade Range: highest peak, 10,750 feet (3277 meters).
11.
a town in central Louisiana.
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Examples from the web for baker
  • The smell of freshly baked bread leads you down an alley to a dark, stark space where you'll find the local bread baker.
  • baker said the center provided materials as well as instructions on how to use them.
  • Coffee all coffee and a sample of soup all soup these are the choice of a baker.
  • Made with a master baker's starter dough, these pizzas have crisped crusts and simple but exquisite toppings.
  • People bought meat from the butcher, bread from the baker, coffee from the roaster and beer from the local brewer.
  • Any home baker knows how tedious it is to skin hazelnuts--an essential task, because the skins are high in astringent tannins.
  • You've got a farmer, a baker, and a supermarket in the production chain.
  • The farmer grows the wheat and sells it to the baker.
  • They've been looking at industrial kitchen spaces to rent and trying to find an unemployed baker to hire.
  • His products are as needful as those of the baker or the weaver.
British Dictionary definitions for baker

baker

/ˈbeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person whose business or employment is to make or sell bread, cakes, etc
2.
a portable oven
3.
(Irish, informal) on the baker's list, in good health

Baker

/ˈbeɪkə/
noun
1.
Sir Benjamin. 1840–1907, British engineer who, with Sir John Fowler, designed and constructed much of the London underground railway, the Forth Railway Bridge, and the first Aswan Dam
2.
Chet, full name Chesney H. Baker. 1929–88, US jazz trumpeter and singer
3.
Dame Janet. born 1933, British mezzo-soprano
4.
Sir Samuel White. 1821–93, British explorer: discovered Lake Albert (1864)
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Word Origin and History for baker
n.

Old English bæcere "baker," agent noun from bacan "to bake" (see bake (v.)). In the Middle Ages, the craft had two divisions, braun-bakeres and whit-bakeres.

White bakers shall bake no hors brede..broune bakers shall bake whete brede as it comyth grounde fro the mylle withoute ony bultyng of the same. Also the seid broune bakers shall bake hors brede of clene benys and pesyn, And also brede that is called housholdersbrede. [Letterbook in the City of London Records Office, Guildhall, 1441]
Baker's dozen "thirteen" is from 1590s.
These dealers [hucksters] ... on purchasing their bread from the bakers, were privileged by law to receive thirteen batches for twelve, and this would seem to have been the extent of their profits. Hence the expression, still in use, "A baker's dozen." [H.T. Riley, "Liber Albus," 1859]

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