Verb bake Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


bake (third-person singular simple present bakes, present participle baking, simple past and past participle baked)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) (with person as subject) To cook (something) in an oven.
  2. (intransitive) (with baked thing as subject) To be cooked in an oven.
  3. (intransitive) To be warmed to drying and hardening.
  4. (transitive) To dry by heat.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) To be hot.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To smoke marijuana.
  7. To harden by cold.
  8. (computer graphics, transitive) To fix (lighting, reflections, etc.) as part of the texture of an object to improve rendering performance.

More definition: cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones. harden by heat, to bake pottery in a kiln. dry by, or subject to heat, The sun baked the land. bake bread, a casserole, etc. become baked, The cake will bake in about half an hour. be subjected to heat, The lizard baked on the hot rocks.

7.a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.

8.Scot. cracker (def 1).

9.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 include as an inseparable or permanent part, Baked into the price of the product is the cost of advertising.


Alex didn't like highly spiced food, so she decided to bake Cornish game hens for the base of the meal.

"Well," said Cynthia, "I have four dozen muffins to bake and scads of other things to do like cookies and cake for tomorrow afternoon.

The bake lights came on briefly as he slowed down for the bridge and then the truck disappeared into a cloud of tawny dust.

I thought it looked interesting and might come in handy when I bake for the church.

Bake, Posidonii Rhodii reliquiae (Leiden, 1810), a valuable monograph; R.

In cold weather it was no little amusement to bake several small loaves of this in succession, tending and turning them as carefully as an Egyptian his hatching eggs.

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