Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that bakes bread, cakes, or pastries, especially commercially.
  • noun One that bakes, especially a portable oven.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who bakes; specifically, one whose business it is to make bread, biscuit, etc.
  • noun A small portable tin oven used in baking. [U. S.]
  • noun The popular name of the flesh-fly, Sarcophaga carnaria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
  • noun U.S. A portable oven in which baking is done.
  • noun thirteen.
  • noun [Obs.] a distorted foot.
  • noun a rash on the back of the hand, caused by the irritating properties of yeast.
  • noun the subcarbonate of ammonia, sometimes used instead of soda, in making bread.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar items.
  • noun A portable oven for baking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who bakes commercially
  • noun someone who bakes bread or cake

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bake + -er, cognate with Dutch bakker.

Examples

  • I'll leave you with what I call the baker's blessing.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • I'll leave you with what I call the baker's blessing.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • I'll leave you with what I call the baker's blessing.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • I fiddle as a cook all the time, but fiddling as a baker is something I don't always do so comfortably.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I fiddle as a cook all the time, but fiddling as a baker is something I don't always do so comfortably.

    Daring Bakers: Laura's Café de Leche Cheesecake

  • Jean-Marc and the kids have gone into town to buy bread and I hope the baker is working though it is a jour férié.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Jean-Marc and the kids have gone into town to buy bread and I hope the baker is working though it is a jour férié.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Jean-Marc and the kids have gone into town to buy bread and I hope the baker is working though it is a jour férié.

    solidaire - French Word-A-Day

  • By making friends with the head cashier/manager lady*, and introducing myself as a baker from the EEUU, I was allowed to climb the stairs to the large production area above the salesroom.

    Pasta pastry

  • The baker is a young Candian fellow who makes sourdough French bread that is every bit as good as what you can get in San Franciso.

    French Bread

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  • Contronymic in the sense: baker vs. bakee (potato).

    January 27, 2007