- 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.
Origin of bake
Examples from the Web for bake
Divide batter into prepared ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 20 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
Combine the beans and onion sauce in a 9x9-inch casserole dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
Bake on the center rack of the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until set.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the juices are bubbly and the topping is browned.The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble
November 30, 2014
Defrost overnight in the refrigerator (if frozen) and bake before serving.Make These Barefoot Contessa Chicken Pot Pies
November 29, 2014
Add the flavoring, turn into a pan, and bake for about 40 minutes.
Bake until the kisses are dry and then remove them from the oven.
Brush with milk, dredge with sugar, and bake for about 1/2 hour.
How long the bread should bake depends on the size of the loaf.
Bake for an hour or more, according to the size of the loaves.
- (tr) to cook by dry heat in or as if in an oven
- (intr) to cook bread, pastry, etc, in an oven
- to make or become hardened by heat
- (intr) 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
Word Origin and History for bake
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.).