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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pancake, battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, griddlecake, hotcake, hot cakenoun

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


  1. pancakenoun

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

  2. pancakenoun

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

  3. pancakenoun

    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. pancakeverb

    To make a pancake landing

  5. pancakeverb

    To collapse one floor after another.

  6. pancakeverb

    To flatten violently.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pancakenoun

    Thin pudding baked in the frying-pan.

    Etymology: pan and cake.

    A certain knight swore by his honour they were good pancakes, and swore by his honour the mustard was naught. William Shakespeare.

    The flour makes a very good pancake, mixed with a little wheat flour. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pancakenoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pancake

    pan′kāk, n. a thin cake of eggs, flour, sugar, and milk fried in a pan.—n. Pan′cake-ice, thin ice forming in smooth water.—Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pancake in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pancake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pancake in a Sentence

  1. Gregg Favre:

    Pancake collapses tend to' stack' floors on themselves, bringing all their weight down nearly square on the floor below, this continues down, accumulating more weight and stress as the structure falls.

  2. Corinne Kauderer:

    These pancake flat shoes just don’t give you the support or cushioning you need.

  3. Antonin Scalia:

    In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.

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