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baked Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
    • bake the potatoes
  2. verb prepare with dry heat in an oven
    • bake a cake
  3. verb heat by a natural force
    broil; bake.
    • The sun broils the valley in the summer
  4. verb be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun
    broil; bake.
    • The town was broiling in the sun
    • the tourists were baking in the heat
  5. adjective satellite dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
    adust; parched; scorched; sunbaked.
    • a vast desert all adust
    • land lying baked in the heat
    • parched soil
    • the earth was scorched and bare
    • sunbaked salt flats
  6. adjective satellite (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven)
    • baked goods

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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