verb (used with object), baked, bak·ing.

  1. to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.
  2. to harden by heat: to bake pottery in a kiln.
  3. to dry by, or subject to heat: The sun baked the land.

verb (used without object), baked, bak·ing.

  1. to bake bread, a casserole, etc.
  2. to become baked: The cake will bake in about half an hour.
  3. to be subjected to heat: The lizard baked on the hot rocks.


  1. a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.
  2. Scot. cracker(def 1).

Verb Phrases

  1. bake in/into,
    1. incorporate (a feature) as part of a system or piece of software or hardware while it is still in development: The location-tracking service is baked in the new app. Security features come baked into the operating system.
    2. to include as an inseparable or permanent part: Baked into the price of the product is the cost of advertising.


  1. (tr) to cook by dry heat in or as if in an oven
  2. (intr) to cook bread, pastry, etc, in an oven
  3. to make or become hardened by heat
  4. (intr) informal to be extremely hot, as in the heat of the sun


  1. US a party at which the main dish is baked
  2. a batch of things baked at one time
  3. Scot a kind of biscuit
  4. Caribbean a small flat fried cake

Old English bacan “to bake,” from Proto-Germanic *bakanan (cf. Old Norse baka, Middle Dutch backen, Old High German bahhan, German backen), from PIE *bheg- “to warm, roast, bake” (cf. Greek phogein “to roast”), from root *bhe- “to warm” (see bath). Related: Baked (Middle English had baken); baking. Baked beans attested by 1803.


“social gathering at which baked food is served,” 1846, American English, from bake (v.).

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