Baked



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).
bake in/into,

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.

Contemporary Examples

Oduye knitted caps and baked cakes for the crew during production.
Adepero Oduye, ‘Pariah’s’ Scene Stealer Lorenza Muñoz December 26, 2011

Nirvana baked feminist ideas right into their lyrics and image.
Nirvana’s Secret Feminism Amanda Marcotte September 22, 2011

As the fighting raged we sat and baked in the sun waiting to be brought closer.
Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? Ford Sypher September 1, 2014

There he was again trundling by me with more boxes heading for the baked goods shelf.
The Summer of the Entenmann’s Man Gael Greene July 8, 2010

In schnaps, however, Subirer aromas are transformed into those of a caramelized pear tart, buttery, baked, and entirely pleasant.
What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps Jordan Salcito January 24, 2014

Historical Examples

The leg is good cut in gashes, and filled with a dressing, and baked.
The American Housewife Anonymous

These are made of egg white and sugar and baked in the oven.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Aggie had baked an angel cake and I had brought over a jar of cookies.
Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions Mary Roberts Rinehart

Remove from the fire and pour into the baked crust of a pie.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

There are three methods of conducting water, in channels through masonry conduits, or in lead pipes, or in pipes of baked clay.
Ten Books on Architecture Vitruvius

verb
(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
noun
(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
v.

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.
n.

“social gathering at which baked food is served,” 1846, American English, from bake (v.).

adjective

Intoxicated with narcotics; high, stoned (mid-1980s+)
Sunburned: I got baked on the deck today

Related Terms

half-baked

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.)

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