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  3  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]: 
 
  Baking  \Bak"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  cooking  in  an  oven,  or  of  drying  and 
  hardening  by  heat  or  cold. 
 
  2.  The  quantity  baked  at  once;  a  batch;  as  a  baking  of 
  bread. 
 
  {Baking  powder},  a  substitute  for  yeast,  usually  consisting 
  of  an  acid,  a  carbonate,  and  a  little  farinaceous  matter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baking 
  adj  :  as  hot  as  if  in  an  oven  [syn:  {baking  hot}] 
  n  1:  creating  bread  or  pastry  in  an  oven  [syn:  {bakery}] 
  2:  cooking  (bread)  by  dry  heat  in  an  oven  [syn:  {bake}] 




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