Nearby words

  1. bajada,
  2. bajan,
  3. bajer,
  4. bajer, fredrik,
  5. bak,
  6. bake in,
  7. bake sale,
  8. bake-off,
  9. bakeapple,
  10. baked alaska

Origin of bake

before 1000; Middle English baken, Old English bacan, past participle bōc baked; cognate with Old High German bahhan, past buoh, Old Norse baka; akin to Dutch bakken, German backen, Greek phṓgein to roast; < IE alternating base *bheHog-, bhəg-

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British Dictionary definitions for bake in

bake in


(tr, adverb) informal to include (a feature) as an inteɡral part of a computer's operating system


/ (beɪk) /



Word Origin for bake

Old English bacan; related to Old Norse baka, Old High German bahhan to bake, Greek phōgein to parch, roast

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Word Origin and History for bake in
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