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Meaning of "baker's dozen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BAKER'S DOZEN

From the bakers' former practice of giving thirteen rolls where twelve were requested, to protect themselves against accusations of giving light weight.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BAKER'S DOZEN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAKER'S DOZEN

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Baker's dozen is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BAKER'S DOZEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

baker's dozen

Dozen

A dozen is a grouping of twelve. The dozen may be one of the earliest primitive groupings, perhaps because there are approximately a dozen cycles of the moon or months in a cycle of the sun or year. Twelve is convenient because it has more divisors than other small numbers: 12 = 2 × 6 = 3 × 4 = 1 × 12. The use of twelve as a base number, known as the duodecimal system, probably originated in Mesopotamia. This could come from counting on one's fingers by counting each finger bone with one's thumb. Using this method, one hand can count to twelve, and two hands can count to 144. Twelve dozen are known as a gross; and twelve gross are called a great gross, a term most often used when shipping or buying items in bulk. A great hundred, also known as a small gross, is 120 or ten dozen. A baker's dozen, also known as big, or long dozen, is 13.

Definition of baker's dozen in the English dictionary

The definition of baker's dozen in the dictionary is thirteen.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAKER'S DOZEN

bake
bake blind
bake in
bakeapple
bakeboard
baked Alaska
baked beans
baked potato
bakehouse
Bakelite
bakemeat
baker
baker´s
baker´s oven
bakeries
bakery
bakeshop
bakestone
bakeware

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAKER'S DOZEN

a dime a dozen
Bozen
by the dozen
cozen
deepfrozen
dozen
frozen
half a dozen
half-dozen
half-frozen
lozen
nonfrozen
quick-frozen
refrozen
talk nineteen to the dozen
unfrozen

Synonyms and antonyms of baker's dozen in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «baker's dozen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAKER'S DOZEN

Find out the translation of baker's dozen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of baker's dozen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «baker's dozen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贝克的打
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

docena de panadero
570 millions of speakers

English

baker´s dozen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेकर की दर्जन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

دزينة بيكر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чертова дюжина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dúzia de padeiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেকারের ডজন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

La douzaine de boulanger
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lusin tukang roti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bäcker Dutzend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パン屋の1ダース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

베이커 의 다스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Luluh baker
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chục bánh mì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேக்கர் டஜன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेकरचा डझन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Fırıncı düzine
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dozzina di baker
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tuzin piekarski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чортова дюжина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

duzină de panificație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δωδεκάδα αρτοποιού
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Baker se dosyn
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tretton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

baker dusin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of baker's dozen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAKER'S DOZEN»

The term «baker's dozen» is regularly used and occupies the 63.445 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAKER'S DOZEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about baker's dozen

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAKER'S DOZEN»

Discover the use of baker's dozen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to baker's dozen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Baker's Dozen Cookbook: Become a Better Baker with 135 ...
America's leading bakers share secrets of creating flawless treats with a collection of recipes for muffins, cakes, custards, tarts, cookies, and pies.
Flo Braker, Rick Rodgers, 2001
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Mia's Baker's Dozen
Mia finds that one more in the mix is always better in this treat of a tween series!
Coco Simon, 2012
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A Baker's Dozen: Real Analog Solutions for Digital Designers
This book has been written to help digital engineers who need a few basic analog tools in their toolbox.
Bonnie Baker, 2005
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The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale (15th Anniversary ...
A baker in colonial New York learns the importance of generosity from an old woman who visits his shop on St. Nicholas Day.
Aaron Shepard, 2010
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Baker's Dozen: Short Stories from India
The stories in this collection are about ordinary women overcoming, coping with, or triumphing over extra-ordinary circumstances.
Shoma A. Chatterji, 2003
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The Baker's Dozen: A Counting Book
The reader is invited to count from one to thirteen as a jolly baker makes delectable treats from one mouth-watering eclair to twelve luscious cupcakes, and serves them to invited guests.
‎2007
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A Baker's Dozen of Lessons Learned from the Teaching Trenches
This new must-read guide is based on Brassell's most popular staff-development presentation given nationwide.
Danny Brassell, 2009
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Baker's Dozen
"America, 2037"-Jack Johnson suffers from a terminal illness.
R. Kingsley, 2006
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Baker's Dozen: In 13 Days, Justin Baker and the World Will ...
The four titles in this series represent the first four winners of the contest.
Joshua Matthew Moorhead, 2005
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A Baker's Dozen: 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, ...
As the publisher of America's Best-Loved Quilt Books, we just had to get in on the fun of quilting with precut fabrics! For this book, we commissioned 13 fabulous quilts designed and made by the stitching experts on our own staff.
Patchwork Place, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAKER'S DOZEN»

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Baking with Mimi: Try this delicious raspberry mojito cupcake recipe
This recipe makes 13 cupcakes - a baker's dozen - because we believe all delicious treats are made to be shared. Total time: 50 minutes ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Wildflower, weed debate meets happy median
Her new book, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival, profiles a baker's dozen of weeds with culinary benefits, ... «The Durango Herald, Jul 15»
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Cleveland Spiders record pair of wins
Heichel, Rohlfing and Hunter Frericks singles accounted for the rest of the Spider's baker's dozen hits. Spiders 4, Royals 0. On Thursday, the ... «Southernminn.com, Jul 15»
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Editorial: Webb joins the fun
If Donald Trump and a baker's dozen of other Republicans can make a seemingly serious bid for the presidency, there's no reason Jim Webb ... «Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jul 15»
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Garden Court Chambers barrister named as young legal aid lawyer …
Johnston's award was one of a baker's dozen of prizes doled out last night to the stars of the legal aid firmament. Leading the pack was Marcia ... «Legal Cheek, Jul 15»
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Pride, patriotism abound in Sudan front yard
A baker's dozen of other stones form a circle around a brick floor of the base of the flag pole. Each is engraved with one of the 13 original ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jul 15»
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Rig Count Up Baker's Dozen
9 Domestic oil rigs in use rose by 13 to 641 in the week of June 29, said Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). It was the 1st weekly increase since Dec. 5. «Investor's Business Daily, Jul 15»
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Road to College: A Baker's Dozen
Road to College: A Baker's Dozen This reporter stopped in at Dan Donato and Chuckie Hughes's Road to College showcase this past Friday at ... «US Hockey Report, Jul 15»
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Chris Christie in New Hampshire: I want to be the next president of …
The Governor avoided attacking the other baker's dozen of Republicans running for president, with the exception of Rand Paul, whom he called ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
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Car review: Toyota's 2016 Scion offers more style for the buck than …
The cars were small, boxy, loaf like. They traded amenities for the rudimentary to keep costs low. But that was a baker's dozen years ago. «OCRegister, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Baker's dozen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bakers-dozen>. Oct 2019 ».
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