(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. harden; consolidate, cohere; thicken, congeal, condense. See coherence. —n. mass, brick, block, floe; torte. See density, food.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A flattish, compact mass]
Syn. cube, bar, block, loaf; see block 1 , 6 , mass 1 , slab .
2. [Sweet baked goods]
Kinds of cake include: wedding, birthday, angel food, devil's-food, corn, sponge, fruit, burnt-sugar, caramel, chocolate, German chocolate, upside-down, tube, Bundt, pound, Martha Washington, maple, orange, coconut, white lemon, citron, walnut, almond, layer, chiffon, white mountain, spice, marble, Lady Baltimore, coffeecake, Kuchen; jellyroll, gingerbread, ?clair, shortbread, cheesecake, fruitcake, cupcake, torte, petit four; see also bread 1 , pastry .
take the cake*,
Syn. excel, outdo, win the prize; see surpass .
Syn. crust, solidify, pack; see freeze 1 , harden 1 , 2 , thicken 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. bar block, lump, brick, slab, cube.
2. loaf batter cake, layer cake, torte, pastry, flan, madeleine, cupcake.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To make or become physically hard: concrete, congeal, dry, harden, indurate, petrify, set1, solidify. See SOLID.

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