Bake
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.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground. [1913 Webster]

3. To harden by cold. [1913 Webster]

The earth . . . is baked with frost. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(by heat), , , / (in the oven)


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