baker

[ bey-ker ]
/ ˈbeɪ kər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. baked beans,
  2. bakegoods,
  3. bakehouse,
  4. bakelite,
  5. bakemeat,
  6. baker island,
  7. baker lake,
  8. baker's cyst,
  9. baker's dozen,
  10. baker, dame janet

Origin of baker

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

Related formsbak·er·like, adjective

Baker

[ bey-ker ]
/ ˈbeɪ kər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for baker

baker

/ (ˈbeɪkə) /

noun

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

Baker

/ (ˈbeɪkə) /

noun

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)
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Word Origin and History for baker

baker

n.
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