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Baedeker

[bey-di-ker] /ˈbeɪ dɪ kər/
noun
1.
Karl, 1801–59, German publisher, notably of guidebooks for travelers.
2.
any of the series of guidebooks for travelers issued by the him or his successors.
3.
anyguidebook, pamphlet, or the like, containing information useful to travelers:
a Baedeker to the restaurants of the region.
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  • Picturesque as the place was, it held nothing to appeal to the Baedeker spirit.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • For it is impossible, as well as sacrilegious, to be as quick as Baedeker.

  • And you can get one of Stoddart's books in the library—and a Baedeker, too.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott
  • Tell the story of Roland and Hildegunde (see Baedeker, p. 66).

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • "Two and one is three and three is six and the 'Baedeker' and the umbrellas," said the girl.

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
  • I shall be forced to buy a Baedeker, if there is a Baedeker for those regions.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • Perhaps she got it up out of Baedeker before Florence was up in the morning.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • Lucy said that this was most kind, and at once opened the Baedeker, to see where Santa Croce was.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • You can see from the talk that they have been all over Baedeker's guide to the Adriatic.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock
  • It wasn't crowded full of Baedeker people and that sort of thing.

    The Smart Set

    Clyde Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for Baedeker

Baedeker

/ˈbeɪdɪkə/
noun
1.
any of a series of travel guidebooks issued by the German publisher Karl Baedeker (1801–59) or his firm
2.
any guidebook
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Word Origin and History for Baedeker

"travel guide," 1863, from German printer and bookseller Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) whose popular travel guides began the custom of rating places with one to four stars. The Baedeker raids by the Luftwaffe in April and May 1942 targeted British cultural and historical sites.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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