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Meaning of BAKE

Pronunciation:  beyk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"
  2. [v]  heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the summer"
  3. [v]  prepare with dry heat in an oven; "bake a cake"
 

BAKE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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
    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.
    
    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.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Bake\, n.
    The process, or result, of baking.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times, committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Gen. 18:6; Lev. 26:26; 1 Sam. 8:13); but at a later period we find a class of public bakers mentioned (Hos. 7:4, 6; Jer. 37:21).

The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Ex. 29:23; 1 Sam. 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them easily broken (Isa. 58:7; Matt. 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we read of "cakes baken on the coals" (1 Kings 19:6), and "baken in the oven" (Lev. 2:4). (See BREAD.)

 
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