What does bake mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bakeverb

    cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven

    "bake the potatoes"

  2. bakeverb

    prepare with dry heat in an oven

    "bake a cake"

  3. broil, bakeverb

    heat by a natural force

    "The sun broils the valley in the summer"

  4. bake, broilverb

    be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun

    "The town was broiling in the sun"; "the tourists were baking in the heat"


  1. bakenoun

    Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.

  2. bakenoun

    The act of cooking food by baking.

  3. bakeverb

    To cook (something) in an oven, but not in fat. Compare roast.

  4. bakeverb

    To dry by heat.

  5. bakeverb

    (Of a person, the weather, or an object:) To be hot.

  6. bakeverb

    To become baked.

    The bread is baking at the moment.

  7. bakeverb

    To smoke marijuana.

  8. Etymology: From baken, from bacan, from bakanan, from bʰōg-. Cognate with bakken, backen, baka, φώγω, پختن.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Bakeverb

    participle passive, baked, or baken.

    Etymology: bæcan, Sax. becken, Germ. supposed by Johann Georg Wachter to come from bec, which, in the Phrygian language, signified bread.

    He will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread. Isaiah, xliv. 15.

    The difference of prices of bread proceeded from their delicacy in bread, and perhaps something in their manner of baking. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    The work of the fire is a kind of baking; and whatsoever the fire baketh, time doth in some degree dissolve. Francis Bacon.

    With vehement suns
    When dusty summer bakes the crumbling clods,
    How pleasant is’t, beneath the twisted arch,
    To ply the sweet carouse! Philips.

    The sun with flaming arrows pierc’d the flood,
    And, darting to the bottom, bak’d the mud. Dryden.

  2. To Bakeverb

    I keep his house, and I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour, dress meat, and make the beds, and do all myself. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the cauldron boil and bake. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. bake

    Bake refers to a process of cooking food by dry heat in an oven or on heated surface without direct exposure to flame, typically until the top becomes brown. It is commonly used for preparing bread, cakes, pies or pastries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bakeverb

    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

  2. Bakeverb

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

  3. Bakeverb

    to harden by cold

  4. Bakeverb

    to do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes

  5. Bakeverb

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

  6. Bakenoun

    the process, or result, of baking

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bake

    bāk, v.t. to dry, harden, or cook by the heat of the sun or of fire: to prepare bread or other food in an oven: to harden as by frost.—v.i. to work as a baker: to become firm through heat.—pa.p. baked (bākt); pr.p. bāk′ing.—ns. Bake′house, a house or place used for baking in; Bake′meat (B.), pastry, pies.—pa.p. Bak′en = baked.—ns. Bak′er, one who bakes bread, &c.—(obs.) Bax′ter; Bak′ery, a bakehouse; Bake′stone, a flat stone or plate of iron on which cakes are baked in the oven; Bak′ing, the process by which bread is baked: the quantity baked at one time. [A.S. bacan; cog. with Ger. backen, to bake, Gr. phog-ein, to roast.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BAKE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bake is ranked #31906 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bake surname appeared 723 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bake.

    91% or 658 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 32 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bake in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bake in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Karam:

    It's quite the drive and public transit is not an option, so travelers should make sure to rent a car or have a local driver, the beach itself is a great spot for surfing. Across the road I'd recommend grabbing some 'bake and shark,' a popular local dish, along with the local brew, Carib.

  2. Andrew Garfield:

    We are all sacred and we all belong, so, let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked.

  3. Jackie Mills:

    If you choose to bake with artificial sweeteners, you lose some volume in a cake ; it doesn't brown as well, it gets stale faster... and things made with flour end up tougher, as sugar is a tenderizer. You're not just getting the sweetness of sugar but other attributes when you bake with it.

  4. Caleb Logan LeBlanc:

    I am a bake potato bake potato bake potatoooo

  5. Ian Katz:

    We're thrilled that one much loved national institution is joining another, actor Matt Lucas has everything it takes to be Bake Off Off presenter : Actor Matt Lucas's warm, hilarious and loves cake.

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