- 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 baked
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?
September 2, 2014
A spokeswoman adds that, in the baked flesh, it looks more like a lobster tail.The Cronut Gives Way to the Penis Pretzel
August 7, 2014
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
June 29, 2014
By the time we got to the place on the hill, the sun had baked one side of the dog's coat so hot you could hardly touch him.The Stacks: A Dog Dies, a Boy Grows Up
June 21, 2014
And no matter what else a person eats, it is de rigueur to get an order of baked macaroni and cheese on the side.The Heart and Soul (Food) of Orlando
Jane & Michael Stern
June 8, 2014
When the cakes are baked, they usually reach the top of the pans.
Remove from the fire and pour into the baked crust of a pie.
These are made of egg white and sugar and baked in the oven.
When and how is sponge cake taken from the pan in which it is baked?
The tomatoes are filled with a tasty stuffing and then baked.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- (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 baked
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.).