- 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.
Origin of baker
- Sir Benjamin,1840–1907, English engineer.
- GeorgeFather Divine, 1877–1965, U.S. religious leader.
- George Pierce,1866–1935, U.S. critic, author, and professor of drama.
- Howard H(enry), Jr.,1925–2014, U.S. politician: senator 1967–85.
- Dame Janet,born 1933, English mezzo-soprano.
- Josephine,1906–75, French entertainer, born in the U.S.
- Newton Diehl [deel] /dil/, 1871–1937, U.S. lawyer: Secretary of War 1916–21.
- Ray Stan·nard [stan-erd] /ˈstæn ərd/David Grayson, 1870–1946, U.S. author.
- Samuel White,1821–93, English explorer and colonial administrator: discovered Lake Albert.
- Mount, a mountain in NW Washington, in the Cascade Range: highest peak, 10,750 feet (3277 meters).
- a town in central Louisiana.
Examples from the Web for baker
He becomes especially earnest when the conversation turns to his role as The Baker in Into the Woods.New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Would Like to Manage Your Expectations
December 18, 2014
It appeared that Baker would again have to face Clark in the forthcoming run-off.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
But it was not enough, especially after the left-leaning Boston Globe endorsed Baker.Blue Massachusetts Goes Red, Picks Charlie Baker for Governor
November 5, 2014
In Massachusetts, for example, Baker is running as a pro-choice, pro same-sex marriage Republican nominee.Return of the Northeastern Republican
November 4, 2014
Clary added: “The person most engaged was Baker [Mitchell].”At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
Worst of all, almost, Mrs. Baker told the tale of my misdeeds to John.
Without John, Mrs. Baker really didn't know how to refuse me.
Mrs. Baker and John were with us; Ned was not, but I knew that he would follow.
Miss Baker talked persistently about Bermuda; as if my exile had ever been a possibility!
Old Trine stood behind the baker's boy, and her big basket was at her feet.Rico and Wiseli
- a person whose business or employment is to make or sell bread, cakes, etc
- a portable oven
- on the baker's list Irish informal in good health
- 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
- Chet, full name Chesney H. Baker. 1929–88, US jazz trumpeter and singer
- Dame Janet . born 1933, British mezzo-soprano
- Sir Samuel White . 1821–93, British explorer: discovered Lake Albert (1864)
Word Origin and History for baker
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]