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cake [keyk] noun, verb, caked, cak·ing. –noun
|1.||a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring. |
|2.||a flat, thin mass of bread, esp. unleavened bread. |
|4.||a shaped or molded mass of other food: a fish cake. |
|5.||a shaped or compressed mass: a cake of soap; a cake of ice. |
–verb (used with object)
|6.||Animal Husbandry. a compacted block of soybeans, cottonseeds, or linseeds from which the oil has been pressed, usually used as a feed or feed supplement for cattle. |
–verb (used without object)
|7.||to form into a crust or compact mass. |
|8.||to become formed into a crust or compact mass. |
|9.||a piece of cake, Informal. something easily done: She thought her first solo flight was a piece of cake. |
|10.||take the cake, Informal. |
|a.||to surpass all others, esp. in some undesirable quality; be extraordinary or unusual: His arrogance takes the cake. |—Related forms
ME < ON kaka;
akin to ME kechel
little cake, G Kuchen;
caky, cakey, adjective
—Synonyms 8. harden, solidify, dry, congeal.
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