cake: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kāk), [key]
— n., v., caked, cak•ing.
- a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring.
- a flat, thin mass of bread, esp. unleavened bread.
- pancake; griddlecake.
- a shaped or molded mass of other food: a fish cake.
- a shaped or compressed mass: a cake of soap; a cake of ice.
- 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.
- something easily done: She thought her first solo flight was a piece of cake.
- His arrogance takes the cake.
- to surpass all others, esp. in some undesirable quality; be extraordinary or unusual:His arrogance takes the cake.
- to win first prize.
- to form into a crust or compact mass.
- to become formed into a crust or compact mass.
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