baker

Definitions

  • the Baker Making his Bread and Placing It in The Oven
    the Baker Making his Bread and Placing It in The Oven
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baker someone who bakes bread or cake
    • n baker someone who bakes commercially
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Baker Kneading his Dough Baker Kneading his Dough
Hobey Baker; Walter Camp, Jr.; Snake Ames, Jr Hobey Baker; Walter Camp, Jr.; Snake Ames, Jr
I see a baker's been fined ten pounds for selling bread less than twelve hours old I see a baker's been fined ten pounds for selling bread less than twelve hours old
Cotoneaster Simonsii, Baker Cotoneaster Simonsii, Baker
Olearia Macrodonta, Baker Olearia Macrodonta, Baker

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee
    • Baker A portable oven in which baking is done.
    • Baker One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, bakers in the United States were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of the war on January 18, 1943. Only whole loaves were made available to the public. It was never explained how this action helped the war effort.
    • n baker One who bakes; specifically, one whose business it is to make bread, biscuit, etc.
    • n baker A small portable tin oven used in baking. [U. S.]
    • n baker The popular name of the flesh-fly, Sarcophaga carnaria.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet baking bar for Baker's Chocolate Co. The product was named in honor of him -Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate.
    • ns Baker one who bakes bread, &c.—(obs.) Bax′ter
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Quotations

  • Katharine Hepburn
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    “My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.”
  • Claiborne Pell
    Claiborne Pell
    “My opponent called me a cream puff. Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.”

Idioms

Baker's dozen - A Baker's dozen is 13 rather than 12.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. bæcere,. See Bake (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bacan; cog. with Ger. backen, to bake, Gr. phog-ein, to roast.

Usage

In literature:

I heard their second girl saying on the stairs that Mrs. Baker was up with a bad toothache.
"Evening Dress" by W. D. Howells
The baker's boy can take them.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
The fat, flour-besprinkled baker at the Harp, in Bread Street, was in full tide of business.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
What else it might do to Baker, Fenwick could only guess, but he felt certain Bill Baker would never be the same man again.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
So they sent for Dr. Baker, who pronounced it a fine case of measles.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
A baker made these crescent rolls in a spirit of defiance of the Turk.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The following observations were written expressly for this work by Mr. Turner, English and French bread and biscuit baker.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
There stands the pillory, and on it, with head and hands fast, is another baker, who has been guilty of a second offence.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
BAKER, Mr., on heredity in the horse, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Baker, Henry, killed by Indians, 291, 292.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
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In poetry:

The butcher is a funny man,
He calls me Dandy Dick;
The baker is a cross man,
I think he's often sick;
"Our Street" by C J Dennis
I love to bask in sunny fields,
And when that hope is vain,
I go and bask in Baker Street,
All in the pouring rain.
"The Oneness Of The Philosopher With Nature" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Your baker could the fashion set;
Your butcher might respond well;
With every tart a triolet,
With every chop a rondel.
"Facility" by Robert W Service
Above the dusty distant lanes
The boredom of summer homes,
The baker's gold sign barely shines
And a child's crying rings out.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
The rich man has a kitchen,
And cooks to dress his dinner;
The poor who would roast
To the baker's must post,
And thus becomes a sinner.
"Rich & Poor; or Saint & Sinner" by Thomas Love Peacock
Of all the tribe the street contain,
They stood the first in Walker Lane;
By trade were bakers of renown
Chief of the craft in Derby town.
"Courtship" by William Hutton

In news:

Williams senior Eva Baker finished sixth in the pole vault, setting a new personal-record at the outdoor state track meet.
Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker.
Douglas Baker has gone days without running water or air-conditioning in his Phoenix apartment at 19th and Glendale avenues.
Darrell Baker, Martinsville vs Nancy Baker, Martinsville Alisha Ol.
We're writing to notify you that the Mount Baker Theatre Organ Society organization has been dissolved .
Dona F Hall Thomas, 84, of Baker City died October 13, 2011 at Meadowbrook Place.
Washington inmate Torrey Baker whips up a tamale in a sandwich bag.
Baker's, Starbucks part of $13 million DoubleTree renovation.
Local beekeepers sold organic honey, bakers displayed artisanal loaves, and some of Pittsburgh's best chefs offered dishes made with products from nearby organic farms, including the renowned lamb from Jamison Farm, an hour away.
OW Photos by Nash Baker.
The US rig count slid by 30 units during the week ended Sept 7, with the total number of rotary rigs in the US reaching 1,864 this week, as reported by Baker Hughes Inc This compares with 1,958 rigs working in the comparable week last year.
The rig count for the week ended May 25 was up by 136 rigs compared with the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc reported.
Four more rigs were added to the number of oil and gas rigs working in the United States last week, as the industry continued its slow growth, Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday.
Mirror, written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker (Candlewick).
Michael Baker posted a photograph of himself siphoning gas from a police cruiser in eastern Kentucky on his Facebook page.
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In science:

Proof. (2) follows from the Campbell-Baker-Haussdorf formula and the fact that tr(AB ) = tr(BA) if A, B are matrices over a commutative ring.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
Baker, Abelian Functions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995.
Eigenvalue correlations on Hyperelliptic Riemann surfaces
He is the only son of Phillip and Cherie Baker, and the brother of Carrie Klippenstein.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The year 1979 was an important year for the Baker family.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Until that time, the farm had been managed by Brian’s grandparents, Hugh and Susie Baker.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
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