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bake

verb \ ˈbāk \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of bake

baked; baking
1 : to cook by dry heat especially in an oven
  • bake a cake
  • bake bread
  • baked potatoes
  • baking [=roasting] a chicken
2 : to dry or harden by subjecting to heat
1 : to prepare food by baking it
  • a cook who enjoys baking
2 : to become baked
  • a loaf of bread baking in the oven
3 : to be or become extremely hot
  • sidewalks baking in the sun

baker

noun

Examples of bake in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of bake

Middle English, from Old English bacan; akin to Old High German bahhan to bake, Greek phōgein to roast

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bake

noun

Definition of bake

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

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First Known Use of bake

1565

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BAKE Defined for English Language Learners

bake

Definition of bake for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BAKE Defined for Kids

bake

verb \ ˈbāk \

Definition of bake for Students

baked; baking
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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