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bakest | barest |

As a verb bakest

is archaic second-person singular of bake.

As an adjective barest is

superlative of bare.




  • (archaic) (bake)

  • bake



  • (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.


    * See also

    Derived terms

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


    (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 ----




  • (bare)
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
  • a bare majority
  • * Addison
  • the bare necessaries of life
  • Naked, uncovered.
  • Don't show your bare backside in public.
  • Having no supplies.
  • a room bare of furniture
    The cupboard was bare .
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare .
  • Having no decoration.
  • The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?
  • Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
  • The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.
  • (British, slang, not comparable) A lot or lots of.
  • It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.
  • With head uncovered; bareheaded.
  • * Herbert
  • When once thy foot enters the church, be bare .
  • Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  • * Milton
  • Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear!
  • Threadbare; much worn.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words.
    * (minimal) mere, minimal * (without a condom) * (naked) exposed, naked, nude, uncovered, undressed * (having no supplies) empty, unfurnished, unstocked, unsupplied * (having no decoration) empty, plain, unadorned, undecorated * (having had what usually covers (something) removed ): despoiled, stripped, uncovered
    * (minimal) ample, plentiful, sufficient * (naked) covered, covered up, dressed, unexposed * (having no supplies) full, furnished, stocked, supplied, well-stocked * (having no decoration) adorned, decorated, ornate * covered
    Derived terms
    * ace bare * bareback * barebacked * bare boards * bareboat * barebone * bare bones * bare-breasted * bare-chested * barefaced * barefoot, barefooted * barehanded * bareheaded * bare-knuckle fight * bareland * barelegged * barely * bareness * bare patch * barish * in one's bare skin * king bare * lay bare * threadbare * with one's bare hands


  • (British, slang) Very; significantly.
  • This porno's bare whack, bruv.
  • Barely.
  • *
  • *
  • Without a condom
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • the surface, the (bare) skin
  • * 1599 ,
  • In sad good earnest, sir, you have toucht the very bare of naked truth [...]
  • * 2002 , Darren Shan, Hunters of the dusk: 7 :
  • Vancha clasped the bare of my neck and squeezed amiably.
  • Surface; body; substance.
  • * Marston
  • You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
  • (architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m).


  • To uncover; to reveal.
  • She bared her teeth at him.
    * (uncover) expose, lay bare, reveal, show, uncover
    * (uncover) cover, cover up, hide
    Derived terms
    * bare one's breast * bare one's soul * bare one's teeth

    Etymology 3

    Inflected forms.


  • (obsolete) (bear)
  • * Bible, Josh. iii. 15
  • The feet of the priest that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
  • And so I put thee on my shoulder and bare thee back, and here thou art in David's room, and shalt find board and bed with me as long as thou hast mind to


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