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baking Explained

baking at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


baking at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] the activity of making cakes, bread etc//
baking 2 adj spoken used to say that a person or place is very hot// --I'm baking!// --a baking hot day//

baking at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Process of cooking by dry heat, especially in an oven. Baked products include bread, cookies, pies, and pastries. Ingredients used in baking include flour, water, leavening agents (baker's yeast, baking soda, baking powder), shortening (fats, butter, oils), eggs, milk, and sugars. These are mixed together to create dough or batter, which is then transferred to a metal pan or sheet and heated. Leavening agents produce gas that becomes trapped in the dough, causing it to rise. Shortening makes doughs more easily workable and the final product tenderer. Egg whites are used to produce a light, airy texture, and yolks contribute color, flavor, and texture. Milk is used for flavoring, and sugars to sweeten and to aid fermentation.

baking at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "baking":
ardent, barbecuing, basting, blistering, boiling, braising,
brewing, broil, broiling, burning, burning hot, canicular,
catering, cookery, cooking, cuisine, culinary science,
domestic science, ebullient, feverish, fiery, flushed, frying,
grilling, heated, home economics, hot, hot as fire, hot as hell,
like a furnace, like an oven, nutrition, overheated, overwarm,
pan-broiling, parching, piping hot, poaching, red-hot, roasting,
sauteing, scalding, scorching, searing, seething, shirring,
simmering, sizzling, sizzling hot, smoking hot, steeping, stewing,
sudorific, sweating, sweaty, sweltering, sweltry, toasting, torrid,

Baking at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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
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.

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

{Baking powder}, a substitute for yeast, usually consisting
of an acid, a carbonate, and a little farinaceous matter.

baking at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : as hot as if in an oven [syn: {baking hot}]

n 1: making bread or cake or pastry etc.
2: cooking by dry heat in an oven

baking at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /ˈbeɪkɪŋ(g)/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪkɪŋ



  • Inter: present participle of » bake


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Intended for use in baking.
    1. : Here is a baking tray for the cookies.
    2. Inter: figurativel » y Of a person, the weather, or an object, very hot.
    3. : Im baking - could you open the window?''


      Inter: en-noun » -|s

  • An action in which something is baked
  • : Im going to do some baking this afternoon.''
  • Inter: quote-book » year=1861|author=Harriet Jacobs (AKA Linda Brent)|title=Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl|chapter=|edition=|url=

  • |passage=Upon these terms, after working hard all day for her mistress, she began her midnight bakings, assisted by her two oldest children.
    1. The way in which something is baked
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1871|author=Ledyard Bill|title=Minnesota; Its Character and Climate|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |passage=How often have we risen in the morning, after spending the night in this manner, with a feeling akin to that which we fancy would come from being knocked in the head with a sack of meal, then gently stewed, and all out of pure fraternal regard to supply any deficiencies in our original bakings.
  • Inter: quote-book » year=1913|author=Captain R. F. Scott|title=Scott's Last Expedition Volume I|chapter=|edition=|url=

  • |passage=Clissold's work of cooking has fallen on Hooper and Lashly, and it is satisfactory to find that the various dishes and bread bakings maintain their excellence.


    Inter: trans-top » action of to bake
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|pečení|n
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bagning|c

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|leipominen
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ψήσιμο|n|tr=psísimo|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * baking hot
    • baking tin
    • baking tray

    Translation: ar » baking
    Translation: cs » baking
    Translation: de » baking
    Translation: et » baking
    Translation: el » baking
    Translation: fr » baking
    Translation: hu » baking
    Translation: my » baking
    Translation: ja » baking
    Translation: pl » baking
    Translation: pt » baking
    Translation: ru » baking
    Category: simple:baking -
    Translation: fi » baking
    Translation: sv » baking
    Translation: ta » baking
    Translation: te » baking
    Translation: vi » baking
    Translation: zh » baking