from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A guidebook to countries or a country.
- Karl,German publisher who established a series of guidebooks in 1835.
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- proper noun
Proprietaryname of a longtimeseries of travel guidebooks.
- proper noun by extension from the proprietary name Any travel
guide, advicefor travelers, or guide pertaining to other subjects.
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- noun German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859)
- noun any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The so-called "Baedeker raids" – attempts to sap morale, and planned using a tourist guidebook – took aim at cities of historical value: York, Norwich, Canterbury though not Oxford, that's another story and Bath.
We 've engaged rooms at the Hotel du Lac – I hope it 's decent; it 's the only place starred in Baedeker.
A copy of "Baedeker" in hand, I have gone through a gallery of statues but did not find a sinner in the entire company.
The war has intervened, but it looks as if the tourist, engrossed in his "Baedeker" had been doing the same every day all these years.
A formidable police pursued all those who were suspected of Liberal ideas, and an unpitying censorship undertook the impossible task of depriving Turkey of European publications; the introduction of the most inoffensive books, such as Baedeker's guides, was prohibited.
Mrs. Faulkner, however, had no intention of letting me go, and I had to be a kind of Baedeker for over half-an-hour.
"Two and one is three and three is six and the _'Baedeker'_ and the umbrellas," said the girl.
His red "Baedeker" gleamed under his arm, and in one hand he held a little paper of notes, as if it were a brief.
He took Miss Sadie by one arm and her aunt by the other as they toiled up the bank, and the young girl's laughter rang frank and clear in the morning air as "Baedeker" came fluttering down at their feet.
Here is even the judicious Mr. J.F. Muirhead of "Baedeker," betrayed by his passion for antithesis into describing