Definition of baker in English:



  • 1A person who makes bread and cakes, especially as a trade.

    • ‘When a baker sells his bread for money to a shoemaker, he has supplied the shoemaker with his saved unconsumed bread.’
    • ‘It was a great week for candle makers, cake bakers and balloon manufacturers.’
    • ‘Among the attractions will be produce from farmers, bakers, jam makers, cheese makers, confectioners and brewers.’
    • ‘Under the tutelage of the baker he rolled mixed cake batter and rolled dough.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the scale were trades serving local markets, such as carpenters, masons, bakers, or shoemakers.’
    • ‘Betting each other that it is easier to be a breadwinner than a bread baker, the couples trade places for a day.’
    • ‘Also, note that the baker's production of bread gives rise to his demand for money.’
    • ‘When hungry worshippers broke their fasts, bakers were ready with cakes and breads to which dairy and eggs were added with a generous hand.’
    • ‘Fifty-five years later, a group of bakers and confectioners have constructed a replica of the Gateway, using not brick and stone, but 40 bags of sugar weighing as much as four tonnes.’
    • ‘We had the candles, hatters, cobblers and bakers representing the strong trades in Rathkeale in the 19th century.’
    • ‘He gathered swans' eggs and sold them to the baker in Akaroa.’
    • ‘By taking the cake home and endorsing it among my circle of acquaintances, I would be growing my mother's reputation as a baker of cakes.’
    • ‘Tenchi Muyo was another thing she got me, a comic about Sasami being asked to make carrot cakes for a baker.’
    • ‘The yeast used to make beer is the same type that is used to make bread - in fact, breweries used to sell their yeast to bakers for use in bread.’
    • ‘Besides the icing cakes, the bakers have steamed a plum pudding that may well rock the regular variety.’
    • ‘By the 1790s he had left the baker's trade to become a tanner and evidently prospered as a master artisan.’
    • ‘There were bakers selling their wares, and beggars scrambling around in the mud for scraps.’
    • ‘It continued to sell cheap bread although all other bakers raised the prices.’
    • ‘Workers in this informal sector include tinsmiths, seamstresses, bakers, carpenters, and peddlers.’
    • ‘Henry's father was a baker by trade but lost his job during the depression and he was forced to sell apples on the street corner to save the family from starvation.’
    1. 1.1with modifier An oven used for a particular purpose.
      ‘a waffle baker’
      • ‘I have used it to make flour and it takes less than 90 seconds to do enough for my bread baker.’
      • ‘I think I'll have to make a midnight run to rescue my Waffle Baker.’
      • ‘My kids (22, 25) come for Sunday brunch and love the smell when they walk into the kitchen after I have programmed my bread baker.’
      • ‘The Meal Maker Belgian waffle baker and sandwich griddle is a big stand-in for à full stovetop.’
      • ‘Set a Belgian waffle baker on to heat.’
      • ‘I received my waffle baker in four days after i placed my order.’
      • ‘Of course I would always have my Cuisinart buddies, my waffle baker and a few extra foodstuffs handy just in case.’
      • ‘Thank fortune, at that instant we came upon an officer, whom I accosted at a distance, explained my case and produced my card and my pastry baker.’
      • ‘I joined your list his week because of an interest in making bread with a bread baker.’
      • ‘We've got the best price on Hamilton Beach 26050 Belgian Waffle Baker from leading online retailers plus detailed product information and reviews.’
      • ‘This is the most productive, highest volume Belgian Waffle Baker made anywhere!’
      • ‘My waffle baker came today, and is it ever impressive looking.’
      • ‘I lost my directions that came from the manufacturer of my bread baker and need directions regarding the order in which ingredients are placed in it.’
      • ‘I just thought I would pass along the results of an experiment I did with my waffle baker.’
      • ‘Hildebrand followed Timon's gaze to the slight girl leaning against the stall of a pastry baker.’