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1bake

verb \ˈbāk\

: to make (food, such as bread and cake) by preparing a dough, batter, etc., and cooking it in an oven using dry heat

: to cook (food) in an oven using dry heat

: to be cooked in an oven

bakedbak·ing

Full Definition of BAKE

transitive verb
1
:  to cook (as food) by dry heat especially in an oven
2
:  to dry or harden by subjecting to heat
intransitive verb
1
:  to prepare food by baking it
2
:  to become baked
3
:  to be or become extremely hot <sidewalks baking in the sun>
bak·er noun

Examples of BAKE

  1. She wrapped the fish in foil and baked it for 15 minutes.
  2. How long has the cake been baking?
  3. They baked the bricks in the sun.
  4. The streets were baking in the afternoon heat.

Origin of BAKE

Middle English, from Old English bacan; akin to Old High German bahhan to bake, Greek phōgein to roast
First Known Use: before 12th century

2bake

noun

Definition of BAKE

1
:  the act or process of baking
2
:  a social gathering at which a baked food is served

First Known Use of BAKE

1565

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
BAKE Defined for Kids

bake

verb \ˈbāk\
bakedbak·ing

Definition of BAKE for Kids

1
:  to cook or become cooked in a dry heat especially in an oven
2
:  to dry or harden by heat <bake clay>

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