Cake meaning

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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.

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.

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Cake is defined as to become dried and stuck on, or dried into a solid mass.

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.

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A flat rounded mass of dough or batter, such as a pancake that is baked or fried.
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A flat rounded mass of hashed or chopped food that is baked or fried; a patty.
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A layer or deposit of compacted matter.

A cake of grime in the oven.

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To cover or fill with a thick layer, as of compacted matter.

A miner whose face was caked with soot.

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To become formed into a compact or crusty mass.

As temperatures dropped, the wet snow caked.

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A small, flat mass of dough or batter, or of some hashed food, that is baked or fried.
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A mixture of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, etc. baked as in a loaf and often covered with icing.
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A solid, shaped mass, as of soap or ice.
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A hard crust or deposit.
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To form into a hard mass or a crust; solidify or encrust.
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A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.
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A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.

An oatmeal cake.

A johnnycake.

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A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake.

Buckwheat cakes.

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A block of any of various dense materials.

A cake of soap.

A cake of sand.

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(slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.
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(slang) Money.
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Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.

His shoes are caked with mud.

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To form into a cake, or mass.
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(UK, dialect, obsolete, intransitive) To cackle like a goose.
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A sweet baked food made of flour, liquid, eggs, and other ingredients, such as raising agents and flavorings.
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A shaped or molded piece, as of soap or ice.
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take the cake
  • to be the prime example of a type, quality, etc.
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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.

    From Wiktionary