Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bake \Bake\ (b[=a]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baked (b[=a]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Baking.] [AS. bacan; akin to D. bakken, OHG. bacchan, G. backen, Icel. & Sw. baka, Dan. bage, Gr. fw`gein to roast.]
To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
Note: Baking is the term usually applied to that method of cooking which exhausts the moisture in food more than roasting or broiling; but the distinction of meaning between roasting and baking is not always observed.
To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
To harden by cold.
The earth . . . is baked with frost.
They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
Bake \Bake\, v. i.
To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes.
To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
Bake \Bake\, n. The process, or result, of baking.
Bake may refer to:
- Bake, Chongqing, People's Republic of China, a town
- Bake, Cornwall, England, a hamlet
- Bake Fishing Lakes, also known as Bake Lakes, Cornwall
- Bäke (Telte), a river of Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany
- Bake (surname)
- Bake McBride (born 1949), American baseball player
- Bake Turner (born 1940), American Football League and National Football League player
- Casserole, also referred to as a "bake" in British English
- Baking, a food preparation method
'''Bäke ''' is a river of Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany.
The river has been moved largely into the Teltow Canal, which was constructed between 1900 and 1906.
Bake is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Dek Bake (born 1984), American football player
- Franz Bäke (1898–1978), German Army officer and Panzer commander
- Jan Bake (1787–1864), Dutch philologist and critic
- Laurens Bake (1629–1702), Dutch poet
n. 1 (context UK NZ English) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole. 2 The act of cooking food by baking. vb. 1 (context transitive or intransitive English) To cook (something) in an oven. 2 (context transitive English) To dry by heat. 3 (context intransitive English) To prepare food by baking it. 4 (context intransitive English) To be baked to heating or drying. 5 (context intransitive figuratively English) To be hot. 6 (context intransitive slang English) To smoke marijuan
7 To harden by cold. 8 (context computer graphics transitive English) To fix (lighting, reflections, etc.) as part of the texture of an object to improve rendering performance.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bacan "to bake," from Proto-Germanic *bakan "to bake" (cognates: Old Norse baka, Middle Dutch backen, Old High German bahhan, German backen), from PIE *bheg- (source also of Greek phogein "to roast"), extended form of root *bhe- "to warm" (see bath). Related: Baked (Middle English had baken); baking. Baked beans attested by 1803.
"social gathering at which baked food is served," 1846, American English, from bake (v.).
v. cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"
prepare with dry heat in an oven; "bake a cake"
heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the summer" [syn: broil]
Usage examples of "bake".
The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness in a room full of classified charnel things, with blood and lesser human debris almost ankle-deep on the slimy floor, and with hideous reptilian abnormalities sprouting, bubbling, and baking over a winking bluish-green spectre of dim flame in a far corner of black shadows.
Its tuberous root has been found to contain a particular volatile acrid principle which exercises distinct medicinal effects, though these are altogether dissipated if the roots are subjected to heat by boiling or baking.
So he went to his place and fell asleep and slept long, while the women went down to acre and meadow, or saw to the baking of bread or the sewing of garments, or went far afield to tend the neat and the sheep.
Fat, heavily moving Chrys-anthe stayed at home, in the konak of Ali Aga which the captain had taken over, and prepared the baked meats for the great day when the Moslem woman was to become a Christian.
No food element has been more closely linked to arterial aging than these kinds of fats, found mostly in meats, full-fat dairy products, baked goods, fried fast foods, and palm and coconut oils.
Fruit incomparable, fish incomparable, roast pig and baked bird beyond believing, breadfruit and volcano, absolute and continuing perfection of weather, brown-skin paradise maidens such as are promised in alcoran, song and string-music and surf-music!
Marianna had given a big party with wine from her cellars and many different kinds of fish: from mackerel and amberjack roasted over the embers to small boiled squid, from stuffed sardines to baked sole.
Also, Splenda stands up to heat, unlike aspartame, which means you can use it in baked goods.
Some time during the cruise their bread supply failed, and Ragnar steered his vessel into the port of Spangarhede, where he bade his men carry their flour ashore and ask the people in a hut which he descried there to help them knead and bake their bread.
It was getting impossible for anyone but Haraket to know which new dragonet belonged with which new dragon boy, or in which pen, and Haraket was so busy that unless something actually went wrong, he left the new boys and dragonets to Baken and the trainers.
It was Baken, not Vetch and Fisk, who weeded out the unsuitable boys from the ones that would take proper care of their dragonets.
But if Vetch was any judge, that was absolutely the last thing that Baken wanted.
Vetch noted without surprise that Baken wore a hawk-eye talisman made, not of the usual pottery, but one like Haraket sported, cast from silver and inlaid with enamel.
He paused a moment, and signaled to a server, who plunked down a platter of still-sizzling meat and another of onions between them, with an undisguised look of hero worship for Baken, who answered it with a wink.
Instead, it accepted their presence and eventually was relatively relaxed as first Baken, then Vetch handled it.