cake

noun
\ ˈkāk How to pronounce cake (audio) \

Definition of cake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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
2a : 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

cake

verb
caked; caking

Definition of cake (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from cake

Noun

cakey \ ˈkā-​kē How to pronounce cakey (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for cake

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of cake in a Sentence

Noun I made three cakes for the party. He blew out the candles on his birthday cake. a slice of chocolate cake Verb The mud had caked on his boots. shoes caked with dried mud
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First Known Use of cake

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1615, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for cake

Noun

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

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Time Traveler for cake

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The first known use of cake was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

23 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cake. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for cake

cake

noun
How to pronounce cake (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of cake (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cover something with an outer layer that becomes hard as it dries
: to become dry and hard

cake

noun
\ ˈkāk How to pronounce cake (audio) \

Kids Definition of cake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cake

verb
caked; caking

Kids Definition of cake (Entry 2 of 2)

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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