Bake meaning

bāk
To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven.
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To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven.

Bake bricks.

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To cook food with dry heat.
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To become hardened or dry by or as if by having been subjected to the heat of an oven.
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A social gathering at which food is cooked by baking and then served.
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To cook (food) by dry heat, esp. in an oven.
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To make dry and hard by heat; fire (bricks, earthenware, etc.)
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To become baked.
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To become dry and hard in the sun.
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To expose (oneself) to the rays of the sun, a lamp, etc.
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To bake bread, pastry, etc.
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The act of baking.
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Bake is defined as to get intensely hot.

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.

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The definition of bake is the act of cooking food or hardening something through the use of heat.

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.

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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.

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.

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(intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.

I baked a delicious cherry pie.

She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.

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To dry by heat.
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(intransitive) To prepare food by baking it.
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(intransitive) To be baked to heating or drying.

The clay baked in the sun.

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(intransitive, figuratively) To be hot.

It is baking in the greenhouse.

I'm baking after that workout in the gym.

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(intransitive, slang) To smoke marijuana.
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To harden by cold.
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(UK, New Zealand) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
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The act of cooking food by baking.
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(obs.) To harden or cake.
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A product of baking.
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A social affair at which a certain kind of food, often baked, is served.
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(scot.) A cracker.
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Origin of bake

  • Middle English baken from Old English bacan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English baken, from Old English bacan (“to bake”), from Proto-Germanic *bakaną (“to bake”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰōg- (“to roast, bake”). Cognate with West Frisian bakke (“to bake”), Dutch bakken (“to bake”), Low German backen (“to bake”), German backen (“to bake”), Danish bage (“to bake”), Swedish baka (“to bake”), Ancient Greek φώγω (phōgō, “roast”, verb), Persian پختن (pokhtan, “to bake”, verb).

    From Wiktionary