Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cake”

See all translations

cake

noun uk   /keɪk/ us  

cake noun (FOOD)

A1 [C or U] a sweet food made with a mixture of flour, eggs, fat, and sugar: Would you like a piece of/a slice of/some cake? chocolate/sponge cake a birthday/Christmas cake cream cakes He made/baked a delicious cake.
See also
More examples

cake noun (SHAPE)

[C] a small flat object made by pressing together a soft substance: fish/potato cakes a cake of soap

cake

verb [T usually passive] uk   /keɪk/ us  
to cover something or someone thickly with a substance that then dries out: The men were caked in layers of filth and grime. boots caked with mud
Translations of “cake”
in Korean 케이크…
in Arabic كَعْكة…
in French gâteau, croquette, galette d’avoine…
in Turkish pasta, kek…
in Italian dolce, torta, pasta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食品, 蛋糕…
in Russian торт, пирог…
in Polish ciasto, ciastko…
in Spanish pastel, tortita, croqueta…
in Portuguese bolo…
in German der Kuchen, kuchenartig geformte Masse, der Riegel…
in Catalan pastís…
in Japanese ケーキ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食品, 蛋糕…
(Definition of cake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cake?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cake” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More