from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven.
- transitive v. To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven: bake bricks.
- intransitive v. To cook food with dry heat.
- intransitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cook (something) in an oven.
- v. To dry by heat.
- v. To prepare food by baking it.
- v. To be baked to heating or drying.
- v. To be hot.
- v. To smoke marijuana.
- n. Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
- n. The act of cooking food by baking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal.
- transitive v. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, .
- transitive v. To harden by cold.
- intransitive v. To do the work of baking something.
- intransitive v. To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat.
- n. The process, or result, of baking.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English baken, from Old English bacan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)