- Karl,1801–59, German publisher, notably of guidebooks for travelers.
- any of the series of guidebooks for travelers issued by the him or his successors.
- anyguidebook, pamphlet, or the like, containing information useful to travelers: a Baedeker to the restaurants of the region.
Examples from the Web for baedeker
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.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
And you can get one of Stoddart's books in the library—and a Baedeker, too.Highacres
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
- any of a series of travel guidebooks issued by the German publisher Karl Baedeker (1801–59) or his firm
- any guidebook
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.