- n. 蛋糕；块状物；利益总额
- vt. 使结块
- vi. 结成块状
- n. (Cake)人名；(英)凯克；(塞)察凯
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自PIE *gog，圆块，块状，词源同cog, cudgel.原指圆块状的物体或块状面包，而非现在所理解的蛋糕。与cook同词源性已被否定。
- cake:  Originally, cake was a term for a flat round loaf of bread (it is this ‘shape’ element in its meaning that lies behind more modern usages such as ‘cake of soap’). It is not until the 15th century that we find it being applied to foodstuffs we would now recognize as cakes, made with butter, eggs, and some sort of sweetening agent. English borrowed the word from Old Norse kaka; it is related to cookie (from Dutch koekje), but not, despite the similarity, to cook. The expression piece of cake ‘something easy’ seems to have originated in the 1930s.
- cake (n.)
- early 13c., from Old Norse kaka "cake," from West Germanic *kokon- (cognates: Middle Dutch koke, Dutch koek, Old High German huohho, German Kuchen). Not now believed to be related to Latin coquere "to cook," as formerly supposed. Replaced its Old English cognate, coecel.
What man, I trow ye raue, Wolde ye bothe eate your cake and haue your cake? ["The Proverbs & Epigrams of John Heywood," 1562]
Originally (until early 15c.) "a flat, round loaf of bread." Piece of cake "something easy" is from 1936. The let them eat cake story is found in Rousseau's "Confessions," in reference to an incident c. 1740, long before Marie Antoinette, though it has been associated with her since c. 1870; it apparently was a chestnut in the French royal family that had been told of other princesses and queens before her.
- cake (v.)
- c. 1600, from cake (n.). Related: Caked; caking.
- 1. Serve the cake warm or at room temperature, cut in squares.
- 2. I would like my wedding cake decorated with cupids.
- 3. Mr. Long was now cutting himself a piece of the pink cake.
- 4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes.
- 5. Turn the cake the right way up on to a wire rack.
[ cake 造句 ]