Simple Definition of bake
: 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
Full Definition of bake
1 : to cook (as food) by dry heat especially in an oven
2 : to dry or harden by subjecting to heat
1 : to prepare food by baking it
2 : to become baked
3 : to be or become extremely hot <sidewalks baking in the sun>
Examples of bake in a sentence
She wrapped the fish in foil and baked it for 15 minutes.
How long has the cake been baking?
They baked the bricks in the sun.
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
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
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Definition of bake for Students
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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