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English[]

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A slice of cake (1).

Etymology[]

From Old English kaak; akin to Danish kage, Dutch koek, German Kuchen, Swedish kaka Icelandic kaka, and Norwegian kake.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Cake

Plural
s

Cake (s)

  1. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar and eggs and baked in an oven.
  2. A block of any of various dense materials.
    • A cake of soap.
  3. (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.
  4. (slang) money

Usage notes[]

  • In British usage, a biscuit is distinct from a cake; the former is generally hard but becomes soft when stale, whereas the latter is generally soft but becomes hard when stale.

Derived terms[]

See also[]

Synonyms[]

  • (dessert): gâteau
  • (block): block
  • (easy task): see piece of cake

Translations[]

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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Cake

Third person singular
cakes

Simple past
caked

Past participle
-

Present participle
caking

to Cake (third-person singular simple present cakes, present participle caking, simple past and past participle caked)

  1. (transitive) Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.
    • His shoes are caked with mud.

Synonyms[]

  • (coat with a crust of material): crust, encrust

Translations[]


Anagrams[]

  • acek,
  • akçe

Fijian[]

Adverb[]

cake

  1. up
File:Cake au jambon.jpg

Le cake au jambon.


French[]

Etymology[]

From English cake.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /kɛk/, /kek/

Noun[]

Cake m. (plural Cakes)

  1. fruitcake (containing rum).
  2. quick bread (a smallish loaf-shaped baked good which may be sweet like an English cake or salty and with bits of meat. See insert).

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