cake Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “cake” in the English Dictionary

"cake" in British English

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cakenoun

uk   us   /keɪk/

cake noun (FOOD)

A1 [C or U] a ​sweetfood 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.
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cake noun (SHAPE)

[C] a ​smallflatobject made by ​pressing together a ​softsubstance: fish/​potato cakes a cake ofsoap

cakeverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /keɪk/
to ​cover something or someone ​thickly with a ​substance that then ​dries out: The men were caked inlayers of ​filth and ​grime. boots caked withmud
(Definition of cake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cake" in American English

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cakenoun

 us   /keɪk/

cake noun (FOOD)

[C/U] a ​sweetfood made from ​flour, ​eggs, ​fat, and ​sugarmixed together and ​baked: [C] a ​chocolate cake

cake noun (SHAPE)

[C] a ​small, ​flatobject made by ​pressing together a ​softsubstance: a cake of ​soap
(Definition of cake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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