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

    ‘We had the candles, hatters, cobblers and bakers representing the strong trades in Rathkeale in the 19th century.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When a baker sells his bread for money to a shoemaker, he has supplied the shoemaker with his saved unconsumed bread.’
    • ‘He gathered swans' eggs and sold them to the baker in Akaroa.’
    • ‘Workers in this informal sector include tinsmiths, seamstresses, bakers, carpenters, and peddlers.’
    • ‘When hungry worshippers broke their fasts, bakers were ready with cakes and breads to which dairy and eggs were added with a generous hand.’
    • ‘Besides the icing cakes, the bakers have steamed a plum pudding that may well rock the regular variety.’
    • ‘It was a great week for candle makers, cake bakers and balloon manufacturers.’
    • ‘It continued to sell cheap bread although all other bakers raised the prices.’
    • ‘Betting each other that it is easier to be a breadwinner than a bread baker, the couples trade places for a day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There were bakers selling their wares, and beggars scrambling around in the mud for scraps.’
    • ‘By the 1790s he had left the baker's trade to become a tanner and evidently prospered as a master artisan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Under the tutelage of the baker he rolled mixed cake batter and rolled dough.’
    • ‘Also, note that the baker's production of bread gives rise to his demand for money.’
    • ‘Among the attractions will be produce from farmers, bakers, jam makers, cheese makers, confectioners and brewers.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the scale were trades serving local markets, such as carpenters, masons, bakers, or shoemakers.’
    1. 1.1with modifier An oven used for a particular purpose.
      ‘a bread baker’
      • ‘Hildebrand followed Timon's gaze to the slight girl leaning against the stall of a pastry baker.’
      • ‘I joined your list his week because of an interest in making bread with a bread 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.’
      • ‘I have used it to make flour and it takes less than 90 seconds to do enough for my bread baker.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 just thought I would pass along the results of an experiment I did with my waffle baker.’
      • ‘My waffle baker came today, and is it ever impressive looking.’
      • ‘Of course I would always have my Cuisinart buddies, my waffle baker and a few extra foodstuffs handy just in case.’
      • ‘I received my waffle baker in four days after i placed my order.’
      • ‘I think I'll have to make a midnight run to rescue my Waffle Baker.’
      • ‘This is the most productive, highest volume Belgian Waffle Baker made anywhere!’
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      • ‘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.’



/ˈbākər/ /ˈbeɪkər/