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CAKE, n.

1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ingredients, baked in a small mass. The name is applied to various compositions, baked or cooked in different shapes.

2. Something in the form of a cake, rather flat than high, but roundish; as a cake on a tree.

3. A mass of matter concreted; as a cake of ice.

In New England, a piece of floating ice in a river or lake.

4. A hard swelling on the flesh; or rather a concretion without such swelling.

CAKE, v.t. To form into a cake or mass.

CAKE, v.i. To concrete, or form into a had mass, as dough in an oven, or as flesh or any other substance.

CAKE, v.i. To cackle.




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CAKE, n.

1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ingredients, baked in a small mass. The name is applied to various compositions, baked or cooked in different shapes.

2. Something in the form of a cake, rather flat than high, but roundish; as a cake on a tree.

3. A mass of matter concreted; as a cake of ice.

In New England, a piece of floating ice in a river or lake.

4. A hard swelling on the flesh; or rather a concretion without such swelling.

CAKE, v.t. To form into a cake or mass.

CAKE, v.i. To concrete, or form into a had mass, as dough in an oven, or as flesh or any other substance.

CAKE, v.i. To cackle.


CAKE, n. [D. koek; G. kuchen; Dan. kage; Sw. kaka; Ch. כעך; Pers. ºکا, kaika; Syr. ܟܘܒܐ, koka. The sense seems to be, a mass or lump.]

  1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ingredients, baked in a small mass. The name is applied to various compositions, baked or cooked in different shapes.
  2. Something in the form of a cake, rather flat than high, but roundish; as, a cake on a tree.
  3. A mass of matter concreted; as, a cake of ice. Dryden. In New England, a piece of floating ice in a river or lake.
  4. A hard swelling on the flesh; or rather a concretion without such swelling.

CAKE, v.i.1

To concrete, or form into a hard mass, as dough in an oven, or as flesh, or any other substance. – Addison.


CAKE, v.i.2

To cackle. [Not used.] – Ray.


CAKE, v.t.

To form into a cake or mass.


Cake
  1. A small mass of dough baked] especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.
  2. To form into a cake, or mass.
  3. To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven] to coagulate.

    Clotted blood that caked within.
    Addison.

  4. To cackle as a goose.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  5. A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.
  6. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.
  7. A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.

    Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood.
    Dryden.

    Cake urchin (Zoöl), any species of flat sea urchins belonging to the Clypeastroidea. -- Oil cake the refuse of flax seed, cotton seed, or other vegetable substance from which oil has been expressed, compacted into a solid mass, and used as food for cattle, for manure, or for other purposes. -- To have one's cake dough, to fail or be disappointed in what one has undertaken or expected. Shak.

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Cake

CAKE, noun

1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ingredients, baked in a small mass. The name is applied to various compositions, baked or cooked in different shapes.

2. Something in the form of a cake rather flat than high, but roundish; as a cake on a tree.

3. A mass of matter concreted; as a cake of ice.

In New England, a piece of floating ice in a river or lake.

4. A hard swelling on the flesh; or rather a concretion without such swelling.

CAKE, verb transitive To form into a cake or mass.

CAKE, verb intransitive To concrete, or form into a had mass, as dough in an oven, or as flesh or any other substance.

CAKE, verb intransitive To cackle.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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more

MORE, a. [L. magis; mare for mager; but this is conjecture.]

1. Greater in quality, degree or amount; in a general sense; as more land; more water; more courage; more virtue; more power or wisdom; more love; more praise; more light. It is applicable to every thing, material or immaterial.

2. Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; as more men; more virtues; more years.

The children of Israel are more than we. Ex.1.

3. Greater.

The more part knew not why they had come together. Acts.19.

4. Added to some former number; additional.

But Montague demands one labor more.

MORE, adv. To a greater degree.

Israel loved Joseph more than all his children. Gen.37.

1. It is used with the.

They hated him yet the more. Gen.37.

2. It is used to modify an adjective and form the comparative degree, having the same force and effect as the termination er, in monosyllables; as more wise; more illustrious; more contemptible; more durable. It may be used before all adjectives which admit of comparison, and must be used before polysyllables.

3. A second or another time; again. I expected to hear of him mo more.

The dove returned not to him again any more. Gen.8.

No more, not continuing; existing no longer; gone; deceased or destroyed. Cassius is no more. Troy is no more.

No more is used in commands, in an elliptical form of address. No more! that is, say no more; let me hear no more. In this use however, more, when the sentence is complete, is a noun or substitute for a noun.

Much more, in a greater degree or with more readiness; more abundantly.

More and more, with continual increase.

Amon trespassed more and more. 2 Chron. 33.

MORE, a noun or substitute for a noun. A greater quantity, amount or number.

They gathered some more, some less. Ex.16.

They were more who died by hail-stones, than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Josh.10.

God do so to thee and more also. 1 Sam.3.

There were more than forty who had made this conspiracy. Acts.23.

1. Greater thing; other thing; something further. Here we rest; we can do no more. He conquered his enemies; he did more, he conquered himself.

MORE, v.t. To make more.

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