bake-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven

Xavier baked a cake in the oven.
Julie baked muffins for the president.
Steve loves to bake in his kitchen.

VerbNet: build-26.1,cooking-45.3,preparing-26.3-1
FrameNet: Cooking_creation
PropBank: bake.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: (cause to) be hot due to a natural force

Commentary: INCLUDES: NP1[-animate] BAKE NP2 (PP) NP1 BAKE PP(P NP[-animate])

The sun bakes the valley in the summer.
The heat of the humid, hazy afternoon baked the churchgoers.
The town was baking in the sun.
My fair, Irish skin will surely bake if I don't use SPF 90!
The churchgoers baked in the heat of the humid, hazy afternoon.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Apply_heat,Absorb_heat
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4