part of speech: noun

definition 1: a sweet, baked food made of flour, eggs, sugar, and flavoring. Cakes can be made in the form of a loaf or layers.

definition 2: a flat, round portion of food that is baked or fried.

  • We had fish cakes for lunch.

definition 3: a hard, shaped mass of some substance.

  • Buy three cakes of soap.


part of speech: verb

inflections: cakes, caking, caked

definition: to become a hard mass.

  • Clean your boots before the mud cakes on them.