Cake (kāk), n. [OE.
cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel.
kaka, D. koek, G. kuchen, OHG.
1. A small mass of dough baked;
especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal
2. A sweetened composition of flour and
other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or
mass of any size or shape.
3. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried
batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat
4. A mass of matter concreted, congealed,
or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather
flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague
Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the
Cake urchin (Zoöl), any
species of flat sea urchins belonging to the
Clypeastroidea. -- Oil cake the
refuse of flax seed, cotton seed, or other vegetable substance
from which oil has been expressed, compacted into a solid mass,
and used as food for cattle, for manure, or for other
purposes. -- To have one's cake dough,
to fail or be disappointed in what one has undertaken or
Cake, v. i. To cackle as a
goose. [Prov. Eng.]
Cake, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Caked (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Caking.] To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass,
as dough in an oven; to coagulate.
Clotted blood that caked within.
Cake, v. i. To form into a
cake, or mass.