Bake vs Barbecue - What's the difference?

bake | barbecue |


As nouns the difference between bake and barbecue

is that bake is nautical traffic sign or buoy while barbecue is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.

As a verb barbecue is

to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.

bake

English

Verb

(bak)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
  • I baked a delicious cherry pie.
    She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
  • To dry by heat.
  • To prepare food by baking it.
  • To be baked to heating or drying.
  • The clay baked in the sun.
  • (figuratively) To be hot.
  • It is baking in the greenhouse.
    I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • To harden by cold.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • The earth is baked with frost.
  • * Spenser:
  • They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.

    Usage notes

    In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book'' and past participle ''baken are sometimes encountered.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * baked * bake-off * baking * in a bake * half-baked

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, NZ) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
  • * 2009 , Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
  • If you happen to have small, heat-proof glass or ceramic pots in your kitchen (known as ramekins) then you can make this very easy pasta bake in fun-size, individual portions.
  • The act of cooking food by baking.
  • Anagrams

    * English ergative verbs ----

    barbecue

    Alternative forms

    * barbeque * BBQ (informal abbreviation) * bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation) * (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
  • We cooked our food on the barbecue .
  • A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
  • We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
  • Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
  • She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
  • (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  • A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
  • * 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
  • Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.

    Synonyms

    * (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill * (event) braai (South African English), cookout

    Derived terms

    * barbecue sauce * barbie

    Verb

    (barbecu)
  • To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
  • To grill.