What does bake mean?

Definitions for bakebeɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bake.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bake(verb)

    cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven

    "bake the potatoes"

  2. bake(verb)

    prepare with dry heat in an oven

    "bake a cake"

  3. broil, bake(verb)

    heat by a natural force

    "The sun broils the valley in the summer"

  4. bake, broil(verb)

    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. bake(Noun)

    Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.

  2. bake(Noun)

    The act of cooking food by baking.

  3. bake(Verb)

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

  4. bake(Verb)

    To dry by heat.

  5. bake(Verb)

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

  6. bake(Verb)

    To become baked.

    The bread is baking at the moment.

  7. bake(Verb)

    To smoke marijuana.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bake(verb)

    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. Bake(verb)

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

  3. Bake(verb)

    to harden by cold

  4. Bake(verb)

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

  5. Bake(verb)

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

  6. Bake(noun)

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bake

    To put a substance or product into an oven, kiln or furnace as part of the process of creation.

    Bricks, pottery and dishes are put into an oven, kiln or furnace as part of the process of their creation.

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carl Sagan:

    If you want to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the Universe.

  2. Eric McDavid:

    I can bake, if you need bread for a thousand guys, or cakes or cookies or turnovers or doughnuts.

  3. Mary Fran:

    Care packages became a ritual, we would bake cookies and send them at least every two weeks, if not every one.

  4. Chase LeBlanc:

    Leaders and managers please bake your content cake with context chocolate – it looks better & goes down easier...

  5. RVM:

    Your life is YOUR life. You can make it or break it, take it, shake it, rake it or just bake it. It's your life.

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