Definition of


  1. (verb, change) cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
  2. (verb, change) heat by a natural force
  3. (verb, creation) prepare with dry heat in an oven
  4. (verb, stative) be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun
    the tourists were baking in the heat

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Synonyms of Bake


Alternate forms of Bake

Derivations: baker, baking

Hyponyms: fire, ovenbake, shirr

Hypernyms: be, cook, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, heat, heat up

Origin of the word Bake

  1. O.E. bacan "to bake," from P.Gmc. *bakanan (cf. O.N. baka, M.Du. backen, O.H.G. bahhan, Ger. backen), from P.Gmc. *bakan "to bake," from PIE *bheg- "to warm, roast, bake" (cf. Gk. phogein "to roast"), from base *bhe- "to warm." more

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