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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  baca,  Dan.  bage,  Gr  ?  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  dry  or  harden  anything  by  subjecting  to  heat,  as  to 
  bake  bricks;  the  sun  bakes  the  ground. 
 
  3.  To  harden  by  cold. 
 
  The  earth  .  .  .  is  baked  with  frost.  --Shak. 
 
  They  bake  their  sides  upon  the  cold,  hard  stone. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bake  \Bake\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  do  the  work  of  baking  something  as  she  brews,  washes, 
  and  bakes.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  be  baked;  to  become  dry  and  hard  in  heat;  as  the  bread 
  bakes;  the  ground  bakes  in  the  hot  sun. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bake  \Bake\,  n. 
  The  process,  or  result,  of  baking. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bake 
  n  :  cooking  (bread)  by  dry  heat  in  an  oven  [syn:  {baking}] 
  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}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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}.) 
 




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