to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.
to harden by heat:to bake pottery in a kiln.
to dry by, or subject to heat:The sun baked the land.
to bake bread, a casserole, etc.
to become baked:The cake will bake in about half an hour.
to be subjected to heat:The lizard baked on the hot rocks.
a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.
Scottish Termscracker (def. 1).
Indo-European alternating base * bheHog-, bhəg-
bef. 1000; Middle English baken, Old English bacan, past participle bōc baked; cognate with Old High German bahhan, past buoh, Old Norse baka; akin to Dutch bakken, German backen, Greek phó̄gein to roast;