Definitions for pancakeˈpænˌkeɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pan•cakeˈpænˌkeɪk(n.; v.)-caked, -cak•ing.

  1. (n.)a thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan; griddlecake or flapjack.

    Category: Cooking

  2. Also called pan′cake land`ing. an airplane landing made by pancaking.

    Category: Aeronautics

  3. (v.i.)(of an airplane) to drop flat to the ground after leveling off a few feet above it.

    Category: Aeronautics

  4. (v.t.)Informal. to flatten, esp. as the result of a mishap.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  5. to cause (an airplane) to pancake.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of pancake:



  1. a brand of cosmetic in a semimoist cake of compressed powder, usu. applied with a moist sponge.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing, Trademark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pancake, battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, griddlecake, hotcake, hot cake(noun)

    a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pancake(noun)ˈpænˌkeɪk

    a round flat food made from flour, milk and eggs

    pancakes with maple syrup


  1. pancake(Noun)

    A thin batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.

  2. pancake(Noun)

    A kind of makeup, consisting of a thick layer of a compressed powder.

  3. pancake(Noun)

    A type of throw, usually with a ring where the prop is thrown in such a way that it rotates round an axis of the diameter of the prop.

  4. pancake(Verb)

    To make a pancake landing

  5. pancake(Verb)

    To collapse one floor after another.

  6. pancake(Verb)

    To flatten violently.

  7. Origin: 1430, . The juggling sense is by analogy with a pancake being tossed in a pan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pancake(noun)

    a thin cake of batter fried in a pan or on a griddle; a griddlecake; a flapjack


  1. Pancake

    A pancake, also known as a hotcake or flapjack is a thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. In Britain it is made without a raising agent, and is similar to a crêpe. In America, a raising agent is used. The American pancake is similar to a Scotch pancake or drop scone. They may be served at any time with a variety of toppings or fillings including jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips, or meat. In America, they are typically considered to be a breakfast food. In Britain and the Commonwealth, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day, when perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent began. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies. The pancake's shape and structure varies worldwide. A crêpe is a thin Breton pancake cooked on one or both sides in a special pan or crepe maker to achieve a lacelike network of fine bubbles. A well-known variation originating in Southeast Europe is Palačinke, a thin moist pancake fried on both sides and filled with jam.

Translations for pancake

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thin cake usually made of milk, flour and eggs and fried in a pan etc.

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