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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bakingnoun

    making bread or cake or pastry etc.

  2. bakingadjective

    cooking by dry heat in an oven

  3. baking, baking hotadjective

    as hot as if in an oven


  1. bakingnoun

    An action in which something is baked

    I'm going to do some baking this afternoon.

  2. bakingnoun

    The way in which something is baked

  3. bakingadjective

    Intended for use in baking.

    Here is a baking tray for the cookies.

  4. bakingadjective

    Of a person, the weather, or an object, very hot.

    I'm baking - could you open the window?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baking

    of Bake

  2. Bakingnoun

    the act or process of cooking in an oven, or of drying and hardening by heat or cold

  3. Bakingnoun

    the quantity baked at once; a batch; as, a baking of bread


  1. Baking

    Baking is a food cooking method using prolonged dry heat acting by convection, rather than by thermal radiation, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred "from the surface of cakes, cookies and breads to their centre. As heat travels through it transforms batters and doughs into baked goods with a firm dry crust and a softer centre". Baking can be combined with grilling to produce a hybrid barbecue variant, by using both methods simultaneously or one before the other, cooking twice. Baking is related to barbecuing because the concept of the masonry oven is similar to that of a smoke pit. Baking has been traditionally done at home by women for domestic consumption, by men in bakeries and restaurants for local consumption and when production was industrialised, by machines in large factories. The art and skill of baking remains a fundamental one and important for nutrition, as baked goods, especially breads, are a common food, economically and culturally important. A person who prepares baked goods as a profession is called a baker.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of baking in a Sentence

  1. Fadzai Mavhuna:

    Some of the women have increased their income because they have embarked on ... projects like baking, tailoring and horticulture.

  2. Tracy Parker:

    But the good news is using healthier cooking methods at home like baking, grilling or roasting and choosing healthier options while eating out are simple changes that can make a big difference to your heart health.

  3. Amirah Gajia:

    I was thinking about what I'm going to do next, i knew I wanted to maybe do some baking experiments at home, but I also knew that just yesterday they're calling for volunteers for the NHS. So I thought 'that's a great thing that I could do with my time.'.

  4. Rossana Pasquino:

    We mainly studied how dough behaves with and without yeast -- how the softness changes with leavening( rising), and how the dough responds to a temperature program during baking, this was fundamental to designing the pressure protocol for the dough without yeast.

  5. Armin Alaedini:

    After all this effort, this product that is coming out ... is unlikely to be superior in terms of nutritional value or baking properties and taste to the gluten-free products that are already on the market.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. numinous
    • B. motile
    • C. splay
    • D. ostensive

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