baker

noun
bak·​er | \ ˈbā-kər How to pronounce baker (audio) \
plural bakers

Definition of baker

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a person who makes breads, cakes, pastries, etc. Any avid baker knows that successful cakes and cookies often start with butter brought to room temperature.— Jack Bishop et al. specifically : someone who engages in baking as an occupation Shopping routinely involved separate trips to the butcher, baker and green grocer … — Doris Weatherford
2a : a device or utensil used for baking
b : a food that is suitable for baking It's hard to beat the delicate flavor of new potatoes or a big, fluffy baker.— Jim McCausland

Baker

biographical name (1)
Ba·​ker | \ ˈbā-kər How to pronounce Baker (audio) \

Definition of Baker (Entry 2 of 4)

James Addison 1930–     U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1985–88); Secretary of State (1989–92)

Baker

biographical name (2)

Definition of Baker (Entry 3 of 4)

Newton Diehl 1871–1937 American statesman

Baker

biographical name (3)

Definition of Baker (Entry 4 of 4)

Ray Stannard 1870–1946 pseudonym David Grayson \ ˈgrā-​sᵊn How to pronounce Baker (audio) \ American author

First Known Use of baker

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baker

Noun

Middle English bakere, from baken "to bake entry 1" + -ere -er entry 2; replacing bachare, going back to Old English bæcere, from bacan "to bake entry 1" + -ere -er entry 2

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“Baker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baker. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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baker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of baker

: someone who bakes bread, cakes, etc.

baker

noun
bak·​er | \ ˈbā-kər \

Kids Definition of baker

: a person who bakes and sells bread, cakes, or pastry

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