1. a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax);
- Example: "a bar of chocolate"
[syn: cake, bar]
2. small flat mass of chopped food;
[syn: patty, cake]
3. baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat;
1. form a coat over;
- Example: "Dirt had coated her face"
[syn: coat, cake]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cake \Cake\ (k[=a]k), n. [OE. cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel. kaka, D. koek, G.kuchen, OHG. chuocho.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake. [1913 Webster] 2. A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape. [1913 Webster] 3. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes. [1913 Webster] 4. A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake. [1913 Webster] Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Cake urchin (Zool), any species of flat sea urchins belonging to the Clypeastroidea. Oil cake the refuse of flax seed, cotton seed, or other vegetable substance from which oil has been expressed, compacted into a solid mass, and used as food for cattle, for manure, or for other purposes. To have one's cake dough, to fail or be disappointed in what one has undertaken or expected. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cake \Cake\, v. i. To form into a cake, or mass. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cake \Cake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caked; p. pr. & vb. n. Caking.] To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate. [1913 Webster] Clotted blood that caked within. --Addison. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cake \Cake\, v. i. To cackle as a goose. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
cake n 1: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate" [syn: cake, bar] 2: small flat mass of chopped food [syn: patty, cake] 3: baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat v 1: form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face" [syn: coat, cake]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "cake": Boston cream pie, angel cake, angel food cake, baked Alaska, bar, block, body, bun, candy, cheesecake, chocolate cake, chunk, clabber, clot, clump, cluster, coagulate, coffee cake, concrete, concretion, condense, congeal, conglomerate, conglomeration, consolidate, crystallize, cube, cupcake, curd, curdle, dry, encrust, fruitcake, gateau, gel, gelatinate, gelatinize, genoise, gingerbread, granulate, harden, honey cake, incrassate, inspissate, jell, jellify, jelly, jelly roll, jumble, knot, layer cake, loaf, lopper, lump, marble cake, mass, node, pastry, piece, pound cake, savarin, set, shortcake, slab, solid, solid body, solidify, spice cake, sponge cake, take a set, tea cake, thick, thicken, white cake, yellow cakeEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Cake Cakes made of wheat or barley were offered in the temple. They were salted, but unleavened (Ex. 29:2; Lev. 2:4). In idolatrous worship thin cakes or wafers were offered "to the queen of heaven" (Jer. 7:18; 44:19). Pancakes are described in 2 Sam. 13:8, 9. Cakes mingled with oil and baked in the oven are mentioned in Lev. 2:4, and "wafers unleavened anointed with oil," in Ex. 29:2; Lev. 8:26; 1 Chr. 23:29. "Cracknels," a kind of crisp cakes, were among the things Jeroboam directed his wife to take with her when she went to consult Ahijah the prophet at Shiloh (1 Kings 14:3). Such hard cakes were carried by the Gibeonites when they came to Joshua (9:5, 12). They described their bread as "mouldy;" but the Hebrew word _nikuddim_, here used, ought rather to be rendered "hard as biscuit." It is rendered "cracknels" in 1 Kings 14:3. The ordinary bread, when kept for a few days, became dry and excessively hard. The Gibeonites pointed to this hardness of their bread as an evidence that they had come a long journey. We read also of honey-cakes (Ex. 16:31), "cakes of figs" (1 Sam. 25:18), "cake" as denoting a whole piece of bread (1 Kings 17:12), and "a [round] cake of barley bread" (Judg. 7:13). In Lev. 2 is a list of the different kinds of bread and cakes which were fit for offerings.