Bake vs Parch - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bake and parch
is that bake
is nautical traffic sign or buoy while parch
is the condition of being parched.
As a verb parch is
to burn the surface of, to scorch.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(transitive, or, intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
- I baked a delicious cherry pie.
To dry by heat.
To prepare food by baking it.
To be baked to heating or drying.
- She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
(figuratively) To be hot.
- The clay baked in the sun.
- It is baking in the greenhouse.
(slang) To smoke marijuana.
To harden by cold.
- I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
- The earth is baked with frost.
- They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book'' and past participle ''baken are sometimes encountered.
* See also
* in a bake
(UK, NZ) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
* 2009 , Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
The act of cooking food by baking.
- 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.
To burn the surface of, to scorch.
To roast, as dry grain.
* Bible, Leviticus xxiii. 14
- The sun today could parch cement.
To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
- Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
(colloquial) To make thirsty.
- The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
(archaic) To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in , a type of mushy peas ).
To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
- We're parched , hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?
- The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.
The condition of being parched.
* 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 64:
- Yet here he is, not at the head, but somewhere toward the rear of the serpentine queue wending its way through all this parch […].