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  1. present participle of bake


baking ‎(not comparable)

  1. Intended for use in baking.
    Here is a baking tray for the cookies.
  2. (figuratively) Of a person, the weather, or an object, very hot.
    I'm baking - could you open the window?


baking ‎(usually uncountable, plural bakings)

  1. An action in which something is baked
    I'm going to do some baking this afternoon.
    • 1861, Harriet Jacobs (AKA Linda Brent), Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl[1]:
      Upon these terms, after working hard all day for her mistress, she began her midnight bakings, assisted by her two oldest children.
  2. The way in which something is baked
    • 1871, Ledyard Bill, Minnesota; Its Character and Climate[2]:
      How often have we risen in the morning, after spending the night in this manner, with a feeling akin to that which we fancy would come from being knocked in the head with a sack of meal, then gently stewed, and all out of pure fraternal regard to supply any deficiencies in our original bakings.
    • 1913, Captain R. F. Scott, Scott's Last Expedition Volume I[3]:
      Clissold's work of cooking has fallen on Hooper and Lashly, and it is satisfactory to find that the various dishes and bread bakings maintain their excellence.


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