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VERB (4)

1. cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven;
- Example: "bake the potatoes"

2. prepare with dry heat in an oven;
- Example: "bake a cake"

3. heat by a natural force;
- Example: "The sun broils the valley in the summer"
[syn: broil, bake]

4. be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun;
- Example: "The town was broiling in the sun"
- Example: "the tourists were baking in the heat"
[syn: bake, broil]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bake \Bake\, v. i. 1. To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bake \Bake\, n. The process, or result, of baking. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bake \Bake\ (b[=a]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baked (b[=a]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Baking.] [AS. bacan; akin to D. bakken, OHG. bacchan, G. backen, Icel. & Sw. baka, Dan. bage, Gr. fw`gein to roast.] 1. To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples. [1913 Webster] Note: Baking is the term usually applied to that method of cooking which exhausts the moisture in food more than roasting or broiling; but the distinction of meaning between roasting and baking is not always observed. [1913 Webster] 2. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground. [1913 Webster] 3. To harden by cold. [1913 Webster] The earth . . . is baked with frost. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bake v 1: cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes" 2: prepare with dry heat in an oven; "bake a cake" 3: heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the summer" [syn: broil, bake] 4: be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun; "The town was broiling in the sun"; "the tourists were baking in the heat" [syn: bake, broil]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "bake": air-dry, anhydrate, barbecue, baste, be in heat, blanch, blaze, bloom, blot, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, brush, burn, choke, coddle, combust, cook, cure, curry, dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, devil, do, do to perfection, drain, dry, evaporate, exsiccate, fire, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flush, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, gasp, glaze, glow, griddle, grill, heat, incandesce, insolate, kiln, melt, mold, mummify, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, pant, parboil, parch, poach, pot, prepare, prepare food, radiate heat, roast, rub, saute, scald, scallop, scorch, sear, seethe, shape, shimmer with heat, shirr, shrivel, simmer, smoke, smolder, smother, soak up, spark, sponge, steam, stew, stifle, stir-fry, suffocate, sun, sun-dry, swab, sweat, swelter, throw, toast, torrefy, towel, turn a pot, weazen, wipe, wither, wizen
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Bake The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times, committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Gen. 18:6; Lev. 26:26; 1 Sam. 8:13); but at a later period we find a class of public bakers mentioned (Hos. 7:4, 6; Jer. 37:21). The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Ex. 29:23; 1 Sam. 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them easily broken (Isa. 58:7; Matt. 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we read of "cakes baken on the coals" (1 Kings 19:6), and "baken in the oven" (Lev. 2:4). (See BREAD.)