• (v. t.) 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,
• (v. t.) To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to
bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
• (v. t.) To harden by cold.
• (v. i.) To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes,
• (v. i.) To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread
bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
• (n.) The process, or result, of baking.