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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
baker's dozen
▪ Although trained as a baker, Hilprecht had been on the dole since doing his military service.
▪ My father is a very open, trusting person who made his living as a baker.
▪ Oluf was a skilled baker who had graduated to traveling salesman.
▪ The baker, with his back to her, was shovelling more loaves from the brick oven.
▪ Tyneside-based baker Greggs yesterday unveiled a £1m drop in profits for 1991, reflecting the impact of the retailing recession.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Baker \Bak"er\, n. [AS. b[ae]cere. See Bake, v. t.]

  1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.

  2. A portable oven in which baking is done. [U.S.]

    A baker's dozen, thirteen.

    Baker foot, a distorted foot. [Obs.]
    --Jer. Taylor.

    Baker's itch, a rash on the back of the hand, caused by the irritating properties of yeast.

    Baker's salt, the subcarbonate of ammonia, sometimes used instead of soda, in making bread.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.\n\nWhite 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]

\nBaker's dozen "thirteen" is from 1590s.\nThese 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]

n. A person who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar items.

  1. n. someone who bakes commercially

  2. someone who bakes bread or cake [syn: bread maker]

Baker, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
Population (2000): 1695
Housing Units (2000): 855
Land area (2000): 0.858300 sq. miles (2.222986 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.096483 sq. miles (0.249890 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.954783 sq. miles (2.472876 sq. km)
FIPS code: 03475
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 46.364817 N, 104.275089 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59313
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Baker, MT
Baker, LA -- U.S. city in Louisiana
Population (2000): 13793
Housing Units (2000): 5389
Land area (2000): 7.893977 sq. miles (20.445305 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.893977 sq. miles (20.445305 sq. km)
FIPS code: 03985
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 30.585637 N, 91.157096 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 70714
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Baker, LA
Baker, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri
Population (2000): 5
Housing Units (2000): 2
Land area (2000): 0.207231 sq. miles (0.536725 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.207231 sq. miles (0.536725 sq. km)
FIPS code: 03034
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 36.773613 N, 89.761513 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Baker, MO
Baker -- U.S. County in Oregon
Population (2000): 16741
Housing Units (2000): 8402
Land area (2000): 3068.117014 sq. miles (7946.386250 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 20.315947 sq. miles (52.618059 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3088.432961 sq. miles (7999.004309 sq. km)
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 44.733733 N, 117.793712 W
Baker, OR
Baker County
Baker County, OR
Baker -- U.S. County in Florida
Population (2000): 22259
Housing Units (2000): 7592
Land area (2000): 585.212104 sq. miles (1515.692328 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.673335 sq. miles (9.513894 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 588.885439 sq. miles (1525.206222 sq. km)
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 30.287517 N, 82.236268 W
Baker, FL
Baker County
Baker County, FL
Baker -- U.S. County in Georgia
Population (2000): 4074
Housing Units (2000): 1740
Land area (2000): 343.219891 sq. miles (888.935400 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.949099 sq. miles (15.408095 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 349.168990 sq. miles (904.343495 sq. km)
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 31.335757 N, 84.405081 W
Baker, GA
Baker County
Baker County, GA

A baker is someone who bakes and sometimes sells breads and other products made using an oven or other concentrated heat source. The place where a baker works is called a bakery.

Baker (disambiguation)

A baker is someone who primarily bakes and sells bread.

Baker and Bakers may also refer to:

Baker (surname)

Baker is a surname of English origin. An occupational name, it most often denotes a " baker", or someone who works as the keeper of the 'communal kitchen' in a town or village. The female form of the name is " Baxter".

Notable people with the surname include:

Baker (Hampshire cricketer)

Baker (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer who played for Hampshire when their matches were organised by the Hambledon Club.

Baker played one first-class match in 1777 against an early England team.

Baker (military code-name)

Baker is the code-name for a series of training exercises conducted by the United States Army and several Asian countries which hosted the exercises. The purpose of the exercises is to practice and develop counter-narcotics operations.

Some of the operations in this series include:

  • Baker Blade: Classified exercise.
  • Baker Mint: Conducted by the US Army and Malaysia in 1997.
  • Baker Mint 99-1: Conducted by the US Army and Malaysia in 1999. Trained on military intelligence and photo-surveillance.
  • Baker Mint Lens 99: Conducted by the US Army and Malaysia in 1999.
  • Baker Mondial V: Conducted by the US Army and Mongolia in 1997. Trained on medical procedures.
  • Baker Mongoose II: Conducted by the US Army and Mongolia in 1995.
  • Baker Piston Lens 2000: Conducted by the US Army and the Philippines in 2000.
  • Baker Tepid: A series of eight exercises conducted by the US Army and Thailand.
  • Baker Torch: A series of three exercises conducted by the US Army and Thailand from 1999 to 2001. Trained on border control.
  • Baker Torch Lens: Conducted by the US Army and Thailand. Trained on diving.

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Usage examples of "baker".

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.

The old baker, always gloomy and taciturn, was awake and all alone in his bakehouse, beginning his work in order to forget his worries.

I good occasion ministred, to revenge the injury of my master, for as I passed by, I perceived the fingers of the young-man upon the side of the binne, and lifting up my heeles, I spurned off the flesh with the force of my hoofes, whereby he was compelled to cry out, and to throw downe the binne on the ground, and so the whoredome of the Bakers wife was knowne and revealed.

Perhaps the man has some grudge against the baker, or this under-priest, or someone who works on the new walls at Deese House.

There were criticisms in it referring sometimes to dangerous ideas -- spoken even by a cardinal, in Holland or Belgium, he forgot which -- or written by a priest who had a Teutonic name which put Father Quixote in mind of Luther -- but he paid little attention to such criticisms, for it was very unlikely that he would have to defend the orthodoxy of the Church against the butcher, the baker, the garagist or even the restaurant keeper who was the most educated man in El Toboso except for the Mayor, and as the Mayor was believed by the bishop to be an atheist and a Communist, he could safely be ignored as far as the doctrine of the Church was concerned.

Now, as he stood in the half-darkness by the window watching the baker, he wished that he himself might become thoroughly stirred by something, even by the fits of sullen anger for which baker Groff was noted.

Dominique Bourgoin her doctor, Pierre Gorjon her apothecary, Jacques Gervais her surgeon, Annibal Stewart her footman, Dither Sifflart her butler, Jean Laudder her baker, and Martin Huet her carver.

Mr Baker put the kibosh on Venus by reporting that he had spotted a UFO below cloud level and in a position which ruled out any connection with the planet.

For the rest I laid in an eighteen-gallon cask of beer on credit, and a trustful baker came each day.

We can, indeed, grow butchers, bakers, and greengrocers, almost ad libitum, but these are low developments, and correspond to skin, hair, or finger-nails.

When foreign noblemen and envoys were in attendance, the master baker usually honored them by baking their native loaves and delicacies.

The time was fast approaching when decisions would need to be made--he could choose to forget about the incident with the loaves and live quietly as a baker, or he could change the course of his life and make himself anew.

April 30, six days later, Baker, Culvahouse and Lytton went to see the president in the Oval Office at 1:15 p.

Given the current state of knowledge, Baker said, Culvahouse and Lytton believed there was no evidence that the president had authorized or known about the diversion of funds.

June 23, Baker, Lytton and Culvahouse returned to the Oval Office at 11 a.