cake

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cake

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
cake

Plural
cakes

  1. (countable & uncountable) A cake is a sweet baked food.
    Natasha's mum baked her a cake for her birthday.
    Would you like some cake after lunch?
  2. (countable & uncountable) A cake is a food that is made into a flat, usually round, shape.
    At that time of year, we make small Japanese rice cakes called mochi.
  3. (countable) A cake of soap or ice, is a hard piece of it.
    He took a cake of soap and started to wash.
  4. If something is a piece of cake, it's very easy.
    Yesterday's test was a piece of cake. I got twenty out of twenty.


Verb[change]

Plain form
cake

Third-person singular
cakes

Past tense
caked

Past participle
caked

Present participle
caking

  1. (transitive) If something is caked, then it is coated with a layer of some material.
    His shoes are caked with mud.