cake
Pronunciation
  • enPR: kāk, IPA: /keɪk/, [kʰeɪk]
Noun

cake

  1. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.
    Synonyms: gâteau
  2. A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.
    an oatmeal cake
    a johnnycake
  3. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake.
    buckwheat cakes
  4. A block of any of various dense materials.
    Synonyms: block
    a cake of soap
    a cake of sand
    • Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood.
  5. (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.
    Synonyms: piece of cake, Thesaurus:easy thing
  6. (slang) Money.
  7. Used to describe the doctrine of having one's cake and eating it too.
    • 2018, The Guardian, "UK's aspirations for post-Brexit trade deal an illusion, says Donald Tusk", Daniel Boffey, Peter Walker, Jennifer Rankin, and Heather Stewart, 23 February 2018
      "It looks like the cake [and eat it] philosophy is still alive." Quote attributed to Donald Tusk.
  8. (slang) A buttock, especially one that is exceptionally plump.
    Mmm, I'd like to cut me some of that cake!
Translations
  • French: gâteau (large cake served in slices, or a small, individual cake), pâtisserie (small, individual cake)
  • German: Kuchen, Torte
  • Italian: torta (large cake served in slices), pasticcino (small, individual cake), dolce
  • Portuguese: bolo
  • Russian: торт
  • Spanish: (birthday or wedding cake) bizcocho (Dominican Republic), cake (Cuba, Panama - pronounced 'keik'), pastel (Northeastern Spain), ponqué (Colombia), pudín (Colombian Atlantic Coast), queque (Costa Rica), tarta (Spain standard usage), torta (Argentina)
Translations
  • Russian: блин
Translations Verb

cake (cakes, present participle caking; past and past participle caked)

  1. (transitive) Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.
    Synonyms: crust, encrust
    His shoes are caked with mud.
  2. To form into a cake, or mass.
Translations Verb

cake (cakes, present participle caking; past and past participle caked)

  1. (UK, dialect, obsolete, intransitive) To cackle like a goose.



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