Bake means to cook food through the use of some type of dry heat, usually an oven, or to use heat on non-food items to make them hard or dry.verb
- An example of bake is to put a cake mixture in the oven until it is heated all the way through and the finished cake is ready to eat.
- An example of bake is to place wet clay pots in the sun to dry.
Bake is defined as to get intensely hot.verb
An example of bake is what happens when a car is locked up and left to sit under the sun’s rays on a summer day until the leather interior is hot to the touch.
The definition of bake is the act of cooking food or hardening something through the use of heat.noun
- An example of a bake is a cake that has been cooked in an oven and frosted.
- An example of a bake is wet cement poured onto a driveway and then hardened by the sun.
- to cook (food) by dry heat, esp. in an oven
- to make dry and hard by heat; fire (bricks, earthenware, etc.)
- to expose (oneself) to the rays of the sun, a lamp, etc.
- Obsolete to harden or cake
Origin: ME baken < OE bacan < IE *bhog- < base *bhe-, to warm, bake > bath, Gr phōgein, to roast
- to bake bread, pastry, etc.
- to become baked
- to become dry and hard in the sun: said of soil
- the act of baking
- a product of baking
- ☆ a social affair at which a certain kind of food, often baked, is served
- Scot. a cracker
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verb baked baked, bak·ing, bakes verb, transitive
- To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven.
- To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven: bake bricks.
- To cook food with dry heat.
- To become hardened or dry by or as if by having been subjected to the heat of an oven.
- a. The act or process of baking.b. An amount baked.
- A social gathering at which food is cooked by baking and then served.
Origin: Middle English baken, from Old English bacan.