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.
- outbake, verb (used with object), out·baked, out·bak·ing.
- o·ver·bake, verb, o·ver·baked, o·ver·bak·ing.
- pre·bake, verb, pre·baked, pre·bak·ing.
- re·bake, verb (used with object), re·baked, re·bak·ing.
- un·baked, adjective
- un·der·bake, verb (used with object), un·der·baked, un·der·bak·ing.
- well-baked, adjective
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How to use bake in a sentence
This bake is right at home served alongside roasted poultry or meat, but it is so satisfying it also hits the spot in a larger portion as a meatless main dish.This decadent quinoa bake is a clever way to reinvent leftover Thanksgiving vegetables | Ellie Krieger | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
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 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"The ideas were good, but they were half-baked," one senior staffer explained.Special Ops Commander Swears: I Won't Be Hillary's VP | Kimberly Dozier | August 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A spokeswoman adds that, in the baked flesh, it looks more like a lobster tail.
Then there were those songs that were either too half-baked or half-hearted to even fool us into turning them into smash hits.Can Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ Save Us From This Awful Musical Summer? | Kevin Fallon | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lakeside in Texas, baked by the heat, Louganis described how Red Bull got him to lend his credibility to the competition.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously | Hampton Stevens | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The dry earth, sun-baked to a depth of many feet, was giving off its store of heat accumulated during the day.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Bill: Ain't got nuffin—spent my last brown on Vensday for a baked tater.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Some of the figures are being roasted, twitched with red-hot pincers, partly baked, or forced to swallow fire.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The three spirits dined, and after dinner they sent for Sarah, who had baked the bread.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Ephraim himself is mixed among the nations: Ephraim is become as bread baked under the ashes, that is not turned.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for bake
(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
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