The two-tiered dessert you serve at your wedding with a bride and groom topper on top is an example of a cake.
A mixture of crab, bread crumbs and mayo that is fried is an example of a cake.
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.
A cake of grime in the oven.
A miner whose face was caked with soot.
As temperatures dropped, the wet snow caked.
- to be the prime example of a type, quality, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cake
- Middle English from Old Norse kaka
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English cake, from Old Norse kaka (“cake”) (compare Norwegian kake, Icelandic/Swedish kaka, Danish kage), from Proto-Germanic *kakǭ (“cake”), from Proto-Indo-European *gog (“ball-shaped object”) (compare Romanian gogoașă (“doughnut”) and gogă (“walnut, nut”); Lithuanian gúoge (“head of cabbage”). Related to cookie.