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.
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.
They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
(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.
(Bake), n. The process, or result, of baking.
(Bake"house`) n. [AS. bæchus. See Bake, v. t., and House.] A house for baking; a bakery.
(Bake"meat` Baked"-meat`) n. A pie; baked food. [Obs.] Gen. xl. 17. Shak.
(Bak"en) p. p. of Bake. [Obs. or Archaic]
(Bak"er) n. [AS. bæcere. See Bake, v. t.]
1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
2. A portable oven in which baking is done. [U.S.]
A baker's dozen, thirteen. Baker foot, a distorted foot. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor. Baker's itch, a
rash on the back of the hand, caused by the irritating properties of yeast. Baker's salt, the subcarbonate
of ammonia, sometimes used instead of soda, in making bread.
(Bak"er-legged`) a. Having legs that bend inward at the knees.
1. The trade of a baker. [R.]
2. A place for baking bread; a bakehouse.
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
(Bak"ing*ly), adv. In a hot or baking manner.
(Bak"is*tre) n. [See Baxter.] A baker. [Obs.] Chaucer.