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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cake  \Cake\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  into  a  cake,  or  mass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Clotted  blood  that  caked  within.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cake  \Cake\,  v.  i. 
  To  cackle  as  a  goose.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cake  \Cake\  (k[=a]k),  n.  [OE.  cake,  kaak;  akin  to  Dan.  kage,  Sw 
  &  Icel.  kaka,  D.  koek,  G.  kuchen,  OHG.  chuocho.] 
  1.  A  small  mass  of  dough  baked;  especially,  a  thin  loaf  from 
  unleavened  dough;  as  an  oatmeal  cake;  johnnycake. 
 
  2.  A  sweetened  composition  of  flour  and  other  ingredients, 
  leavened  or  unleavened,  baked  in  a  loaf  or  mass  of  any 
  size  or  shape. 
 
  3.  A  thin  wafer-shaped  mass  of  fried  batter;  a  griddlecake  or 
  pancake;  as  buckwheat  cakes. 
 
  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. 
 
  Cakes  of  rusting  ice  come  rolling  down  the  flood. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  {Cake  urchin}  (Zo["o]l),  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cake 
  n  1:  a  block  of  soap  or  wax  [syn:  {bar}] 
  2:  small  flat  mass  of  chopped  food  [syn:  {patty}] 
  3:  made  from  or  based  on  a  mixture  of  flour  and  sugar  and  eggs 
  v  :  form  a  coat  over  "Dirt  had  coated  her  face"  [syn:  {coat}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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. 
 




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