Definitions for: Bake

[v] cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"
[v] heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the summer"
[v] prepare with dry heat in an oven; "bake a cake"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. baca, Dan. bage, Gr. ? to
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.

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.

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

3. To harden by cold.

The earth . . . is baked with frost. --Shak.

They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.

Bake, v. i.
1. To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes,
and bakes. --Shak.

2. To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread
bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.

Bake, n.
The process, or result, of baking.

Synonyms: broil

See Also: cook, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, fire, heat, heat up, ovenbake, shirr

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