American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven.
- v. To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven: bake bricks.
- v. To cook food with dry heat.
- v. To become hardened or dry by or as if by having been subjected to the heat of an oven.
- n. The act or process of baking.
- n. An amount baked.
- n. A social gathering at which food is cooked by baking and then served.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cook by dry heat in a closed place, such as an oven: primarily used of this manner of cooking bread, but afterward applied to potatoes, apples, etc., and also flesh and fish: to be distinguished from roast (which see).
- To harden by heat, either in an oven, kiln, or furnace, or by the sun's heat: as, to bake bricks or pottery.
- 3. To harden by cold.
- To do the work of baking.
- To undergo the process of baking.
- n. A baking.
- v. transitive or intransitive To cook (something) in an oven.
- v. transitive To dry by heat.
- v. intransitive To prepare food by baking it.
- v. intransitive To be baked to heating or drying.
- v. intransitive, figuratively To be hot.
- v. intransitive, slang To smoke marijuana.
- n. UK, New Zealand Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
- n. The act of cooking food by baking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal.
- v. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, .
- v. To harden by cold.
- v. To do the work of baking something.
- v. To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat.
- n. The process, or result, of baking.
- v. be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun
- v. heat by a natural force
- v. prepare with dry heat in an oven
- v. cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
- From Middle English baken, from Old English bacan ("to bake"), from Proto-Germanic *bakanan (“to bake”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰōg- (“to roast, bake”). Cognate with Dutch bakken ("to bake"), German backen ("to bake"), Swedish baka ("to bake"), Ancient Greek φώγω (phōgō, "roast", v), Persian پختن (pokhtan, "to bake", v). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English baken, from Old English bacan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“since it's your duty to ostracize and bake, _ostracize_ and _bake_, and be done with your ridiculous fancies.”
“KORMAN: Well, we had a team, a great team of photo editors from leading newspapers and magazines around the country, and on a daily basis, they would whittle it down, and at night, we would have what we call a bake off where the whole production team got together and voted on what images would make it to the next day.”
“As we had no oven, mother had what we called a bake kettle; this was a flat, low kettle, with a cast cover, the rim of which turned up an inch or two, to hold coals.”
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