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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun cake:

conversational speech85.06%task-oriented speech14.94%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cake:

cakebar

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cake:

cakecoat

The word cake is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cake

What does cake mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cakes

  1. a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cake: bar
    • more generic word: block = a solid piece of something
    • more specific word: tablet = a small flat compressed cake of some substance
  2. small flat mass of chopped food
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of cake: patty
    • more generic word: dish = a particular item of prepared food
    • more specific terms: fish ball / fish cake = a fried ball or patty of flaked fish and mashed potatoes
  3. baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: baked goods = foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun cake

noun

  1. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.
  2. A block of any of various dense materials.
  3. [slang] A trivially easy task or responsibility; from 'a piece of cake'.
  4. [slang] money

Definition of the verb cake

What does cake mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: caked | caking | cakes

  1. form a coat over
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of cake: coat
    • more generic terms: cover / spread over = form a cover over

Films

  1. "Cake" is a 2014 American motion picture written by Patrick Tobin, directed by Daniel Barnz, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington. It debuted in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Aniston portrays an acerbic woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic-pain support group. As she uncovers the details of the suicide, she grapples with her own personal demons.
  2. "Cake" is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
  3. "Cake" is a short film, directed by Jennifer Arzt.
  4. "Cake" is a film, directed by Juwan Chung.

Characters

  1. Cake is a fictional film character.
  2. Cake is a fictional film character.
  3. Cake is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Tea Cake, Angel cake, Pound Cake and Cake Decorator.

Phrases with Cake

Phrases starting with the word Cake:

  1. cake mix
  2. Cake Tin
  3. Cake Walk
  4. Cake Slice
  5. Cake-Eater

Phrases ending with the word Cake:

  1. ash cake
  2. hot cake
  3. oil cake
  4. Pan-Cake
  5. Rum cake
  6. corn cake
  7. fish cake
  8. neem cake
  9. Rice Cake
  10. rock cake
  11. seed cake
  12. angel cake
  13. Apple cake
  14. Bundt cake
  15. Cream Cake

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Cake

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Google previewThe National Provisioner (1914)

Cottonsccd cake is the favorite concentrate. the annual consumption per head in some of the best dairies being 500...

The principal objcction voiced here against cottonseed cake is that it has a constipating effect, which is not noticeable in the ...

Google previewTariff ... Hearing[s] ... on H.R. 7456 ... (1921)

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

''Cake is a well-known article of diet...

Google previewThe Bulletin of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (1921)

Corn Germ Cake is the product obtained in the manufacture of starch, glucose and other corn products, and consists of the germ from which part of the corn Oil has been extracted. 29. Corn Germ Meal is ground corn germ cake. 30. Grits are ...

Google previewBulletin (1921)

by North Carolina. Dept. of Agriculture

Corn Germ Cake is the product obtained In the manufacture of starch, glucose and other corn products, and consists of the germ from which part of the corn oil has been extracted. 29. Corn Germ Meal is ground corn germ cake. 30. Grits are ...

Google previewCelebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes] (2016)

by Victoria Williams Ph.D.

A similar spit cake is the Hungarian kürto ̋skalács, which is popular in Hungarian-speaking parts of Romania and is a staple of Transylvanian wedding receptions. The name kürto ̋skalács derives from the Hungarian for stovepipe, which is ...

Google previewControl Series (1922)

by University of Maryland (1812-1920)

Corn Germ Cake is the product obtained in the manufacture of starch, glucose and other corn products and consists of the germ from which part of the corn oil has been extracted. Corn Germ Meal is ground corn germ cake. Grits are the hard, ...

Google previewOfficial Inspections - The Maine Agricultural Experiment Station (1916)

Corn Germ Cake is the product obtained in the manufacture of starch, glucose and other corn products and consists of the germ from which part of the corn oil has been extracted. Corn Germ Meal is ground corn germ cake. Grits are the hard, ...

Google previewCereal for Dinner, Cake for Dessert (2012)

A True Story to Inspire You to Be Yourself by Laura Wells McKnight

Coffee cake is a wonderful invention! It is like eating dessert before noon.

Google previewHave Your Cake and Vegan Too (2011)

50 Dazzling and Delicious Cake Creations by Kris Holechek Peters

Cake is the shape-shifter of baked goods—it can morph from one form to the next within the blink of an eye (or just a...

Google previewUnited Cakes of America (2014)

Recipes Celebrating Every State by Warren Brown

Loving cake is a natural part of Warren Brown’s constitution.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mother's Advice (1905)

By a Thousand American Mothers ... A Thousand Facts for Every Day Use

Cocoanut Cup Cake.

Google previewMarriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions (2013)

by George Monger

Pound cake, a cake composed of (generally) equal parts of the main ingredients ( e.g., Mrs. Beeton's recipe for pound cake included 1 pound of butter, 1.25 pounds of flour, 1 pound of loaf sugar and 1 pound of currants), sometimes with a soft ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2012)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

The prototype story for various expensiverecipe legends was “Red Velvet Cake,” an American legend that emerged in the 1960s and soon became attached to the WaldorfAstoria hotel in New York City. Supposedly a diner in the restaurant ...

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Video language resources about Cake

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Quotes about Cake

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cakeThis is commonly misquotes as You can't have you're cake and eat it, too. (John Heywood)
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Scrabble value of C3A1K5E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CAKE

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