to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.
to harden by heat:
to bake pottery in a kiln.
to dry by, or subject to heat:
The sun baked the land.
to bake bread, a casserole, etc.
to become baked:
The cake will bake in about half an hour.
to be subjected to heat:
The lizard baked on the hot rocks.
a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.
Scot. cracker (def 1).
Computers. to incorporate (a feature) as part of a system or piece of software or hardware while it is still in development: The location-tracking service is baked in the new app.
Security features come baked into the operating system.
to include as an inseparable or permanent part:
Baked into the price of the product is the cost of advertising.
(transitive) to cook by dry heat in or as if in an oven
(intransitive) to cook bread, pastry, etc, in an oven
to make or become hardened by heat
(intransitive) (informal) to be extremely hot, as in the heat of the sun
(US) a party at which the main dish is baked
a batch of things baked at one time
(Scot) a kind of biscuit
(Caribbean) a small flat fried cake
Old English bacan “to bake,” from Proto-Germanic *bakanan (cf. Old Norse baka, Middle Dutch backen, Old High German bahhan, German backen), from PIE *bheg- “to warm, roast, bake” (cf. Greek phogein “to roast”), from root *bhe- “to warm” (see bath). Related: Baked (Middle English had baken); baking. Baked beans attested by 1803.
“social gathering at which baked food is served,” 1846, American English, from bake (v.).
The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times, committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Gen. 18:6; Lev. 26:26; 1 Sam. 8:13); but at a later period we find a class of public bakers mentioned (Hos. 7:4, 6; Jer. 37:21). The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Ex. 29:23; 1 Sam. 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them easily broken (Isa. 58:7; Matt. 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we read of “cakes baken on the coals” (1 Kings 19:6), and “baken in the oven” (Lev. 2:4). (See BREAD.)
pastry; pie. cooked food, especially a meat pie.
a baking contest in which competitors gather to prepare their specialties for judging. Contemporary Examples Example: “The chicken-parm-off… the guido version of a Bake-Off.” Snooki Dictionary for Her Book, A Shore Thing Jaimie Etkin January 3, 2011 Family Circle Recipe Contest Could the election be decided by Bake-Off? Strangest Presidential Election Predictors: 7-Eleven Coffee Cups […]
- Bake sale
a sale of homemade, donated baked goods, as by a church or club to raise money.
Also called bakeshop [beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA). a baker’s shop. a place where baked goods are made. Contemporary Examples Israel worked in the bakery, got his GED, and took college courses, determined to make it outside prison walls. Ex-Prisoners Say Life Term Is Cruel for Teens, As Case Hits High Court Sandra McElwaine March 18, […]