(UK dialectal, Northern England) alternative past participle of bake; baked.
Though the use of baken as a strong past participle for bake is now restricted to northern English dialects, it was formerly more widespread. For example, it is the predominant form in the King James Bible.
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Definition: p. p. of Bake. [Obs. or. Archaic]
Bake, v. t. [imp.& p. p. Baked; p. pr. & vb. n. Baking.] Etym: [AS.
bacan; akin to D. bakken, OHG. bacchan, G. backen, Icel. & Sw. baca,
Dan. bage, Gr.
1. To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven
or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat,
Note: Baking is the term usually applied to that method of cooking
which exhausts the moisture in food more than roasting or broiling;
but the distinction of meaning between roasting and baking is not
2. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake
bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
3. To harden by cold.
The earth . . . is baked with frost. Shak.
They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone. Spenser.
Bake, v. i.
1. To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and
2. To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes;
the ground bakes in the hot sun.
Definition: The process, or result, of baking.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition