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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English baken, from Old English bacan(to bake), from Proto-Germanic *bakaną(to bake), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₃g-(to roast, bake). Cognate with West Frisian bakke(to bake), Dutch bakken(to bake), Low German backen(to bake), German backen(to bake), Danish bage(to bake), Swedish baka(to bake), Ancient Greek φώγω(phṓgō, roast, verb).

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VerbEdit

bake ‎(third-person singular simple present bakes, present participle baking, simple past and past participle baked)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
    I baked a delicious cherry pie.
    She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
  2. (transitive) To dry by heat.
  3. (intransitive) To prepare food by baking it.
  4. (intransitive) To be baked to heating or drying.
    The clay baked in the sun.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) To be hot.
    It is baking in the greenhouse.
    I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To smoke marijuana.
  7. To harden by cold.
    • William Shakespeare
      The earth [] is baked with frost.
    • Edmund Spenser
      They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
  8. (computer graphics, transitive) To fix (lighting, reflections, etc.) as part of the texture of an object to improve rendering performance.

Usage notesEdit

In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book and past participle baken are sometimes encountered.

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NounEdit

bake ‎(plural bakes)

  1. The act of cooking food by baking.
    • 2015, Patricia Grace, Chappy, ISBN 9780143572398:
      Taking one of her cakes or a tray of biscuits from the oven always gives her satisfaction and a moment of pride; that is, of course, unless there happens to be some little element that doesn't please her with the bake.
  2. (chiefly Britain, New Zealand) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
    • 2009, Dictionary of Food: International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z (ISBN 1408102188):
      A fish bake made with cod chunks, sliced parboiled potatoes, [...]
    • 2009, Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
      If you happen to have small, heat-proof glass or ceramic pots in your kitchen (known as ramekins) then you can make this very easy pasta bake in fun-size, individual portions.
  3. (US) A social event at which food (such as seafood) is baked, or at which baked food is served.
    • 1904, Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology:
      The central episode is the temporary burial of the novitiate; a shallow pit is excavated, and in this a fire is made, as for a fish bake; [...]
    • 1939, The American Photo-engraver, volume 31, page 289:
      I am about to launch a scheme for our local to invest a few dollars in a spot where the boys will know where to find company and pass a few hours or a week-end out in the fresh air and partake of shrimp bakes or fish fries and so forget the on-creeping years.
    • 2006, Jeffery P. Sandman, ‎Peter R. Sandman, Soaring and Gliding: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Area:
      [...] also featured a fish bake, a dance, and a beach party[.]
  4. (Barbados, sometimes US and UK) A small, flat (or ball-shaped) cake of dough eaten in Barbados and sometimes elsewhere, similar in appearance and ingredients to a pancake but fried (or in some places sometimes roasted).

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BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pax, pace.

NounEdit

bake

  1. peace

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NounEdit

bake (plural bakes)

  1. bat (flying rodent)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse baka

VerbEdit

bake ‎(imperative bak, present tense baker, passive bakes, simple past bakte, past participle bakt)

  1. to bake (something)

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