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cake

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noun \ ˈkāk \

Definition of cake

1 a :a breadlike food made from a dough or batter that is usually fried or baked in small flat shapes and is often unleavened
b :a sweet baked food made from a dough or thick batter usually containing flour and sugar and often shortening, eggs, and a raising agent (such as baking powder)
c :a flattened usually round mass of food that is baked or fried
  • a fish cake
2 a :a block of compacted or congealed matter
  • a cake of ice
b :a hard or brittle layer or deposit
3 :something easily done
  • after so much studying, the test was cake

cakey

play \ˈkā-kē\ adjective

Examples of cake in a Sentence

  1. I made three cakes for the party.

  2. He blew out the candles on his birthday cake.

  3. a slice of chocolate cake

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Origin and Etymology of cake

Middle English, from Old Norse kaka; akin to Old High German kuocho cake

cake Synonyms


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cake

verb

Definition of cake

caked; caking
transitive verb
1 :encrust
  • caked with dust
2 :to fill (a space) with a packed mass
intransitive verb
:to form or harden into a mass

Examples of cake in a Sentence

  1. The mud had caked on his boots.

  2. shoes caked with dried mud

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First Known Use of cake

1615

cake Synonyms

Synonyms
encrust, crust, rime
Related Words
besmear, coat, smear, spread; cover, daub; coagulate, congeal, harden


CAKE Defined for English Language Learners

cake

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noun

Definition of cake for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet baked food made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and other ingredients (such as eggs and butter)

  • : a mixture of food that has been shaped into a ball or a flat round shape and baked or fried

  • : something that is shaped like a rectangular block


cake

verb

Definition of cake for English Language Learners

  • : to cover something with an outer layer that becomes hard as it dries

  • : to become dry and hard


CAKE Defined for Kids

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cake

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noun \ ˈkāk \

Definition of cake for Students

1 :a baked food made from a sweet batter or dough
  • chocolate cake
2 :a usually flat round piece of food that is baked or fried
  • a crab cake
  • rice cakes
3 :a substance hardened or molded into a solid piece
  • a cake of soap

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cake

verb

Definition of cake for Students

caked; caking
1 :encrust
  • His clothes were caked with dust.
2 :to become dry and hard
  • The mud had caked on her boots.


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