Meaning of “cake” in the English Dictionary

"cake" in English

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uk /keɪk/ us /keɪk/

cakeverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /keɪk/ us /keɪk/

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

(Definition of “cake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /keɪk/

cake noun (FOOD)

[ C/U ] a sweet food made from flour, eggs, fat, and sugar mixed together and baked:

cake noun (SHAPE)

[ C ] a small, flat object made by pressing together a soft substance:

a cake of soap

(Definition of “cake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)