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  1. (verb-transitive) To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven.
  2. (verb-transitive) To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven: bake bricks.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To cook food with dry heat.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To become hardened or dry by or as if by having been subjected to the heat of an oven.
  5. (noun) The act or process of baking.
  6. (noun) An amount baked.
  7. (noun) A social gathering at which food is cooked by baking and then served.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "since it's your duty to ostracize and bake, ostracize and bake, and be done with your ridiculous fancies." - The Earth Trembled
  2. KORMAN: Well, we had a team, a great team of photo editors from leading newspapers and magazines around the country, and on a daily basis, they would whittle it down, and at night, we would have what we call a bake off where the whole production team got together and voted on what images would make it to the next day. - CNN Transcript May 16, 2003
  3. As we had no oven, mother had what we called a bake kettle; this was a flat, low kettle, with a cast cover, the rim of which turned up an inch or two, to hold coals. - The Bark Covered House
  4. That would be awesome, I'm a newbie bread maker and would love to bake from a starter! - UPDATE ON: Who Wants a Starter for Amish Friendship Bread?
  5. Just make sure you don't open the oven door until it's at least 30 minutes into the bake time - the low, long bake is key to the moisture. - Archive 2009-05-01


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