The definition of cake is a sweet dessert made from flour, eggs, sugar and other ingredients that is round or square and that is baked, or a flat mass of food that is baked or fried.(noun)
Cake is defined as to become dried and stuck on, or dried into a solid mass.(verb)
When a child goes out and plays in mud and the mud gets all over his clothes and dries on them, this is an example of when the child is caked with mud.
See cake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < ON kaka < IE base *gag-, *gog-, something round, lump of something (orig. < baby talk) > Ger kuchen: not connected with cook & L coquere
See cake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old Norse kaka.
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