a person who bakes.
a person who makes and sells bread, cake, etc.
a small portable oven.
(usually initial capital letter) a code word used in communications to represent the letter B.

before 1000; Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere. See bake, -er1

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

Baker (ˈbeɪkə)
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 & History

O.E. bæcere, from bacan "to bake" (see bake). 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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