Cooking
Cook Cook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooked} (k[oo^]kt); p. pr & vb. n. {Cooking}.] 1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat. [1913 Webster]

2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook an account. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

They all of them receive the same advices from abroad, and very often in the same words; but their way of cooking it is so different. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cooking — This article is about the preparation of food by heating. For food preparation generally, see Food preparation. Modern fruit salad and a Russian cigarette pastry stuffed with cottage cheese Cooking is the process of preparing food by use of heat …   Wikipedia

  • cooking — cook|ing1 S3 [ˈkukıŋ] n [U] 1.) the act of making food and cooking it ▪ My mother does all the cooking. ▪ I love cooking. 2.) food made in a particular way or by a particular person ▪ My compliments on your cooking. ▪ Indian cooking ▪ simple,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cooking — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, gourmet (esp. AmE), great ▪ We enjoyed some of her gourmet cooking. ▪ home ▪ I miss my mother s good home cooking …   Collocations dictionary

  • cooking — cook|ing1 [ kukıŋ ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the process of preparing and heating food so that it is ready to eat: I do my own cooking and food shopping. 2. ) food cooked in a particular way: authentic Italian cooking vegetarian cooking cooking… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cooking — 1 noun (U) 1 the act of making food and cooking it: I hate cooking. 2 food made in a particular way or by a particular person: Gail s cooking is always good. | Indian cooking | home cooking (=good food like you get in your own house) 2 adjective… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cooking — [[t]k ʊkɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT: usu supp N Cooking is food which has been cooked. The menu is based on classic French cooking. ...Mom s home cooking. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Cooking ingredients or equipment are used in cookery. Finely slice the cooking… …   English dictionary

  • cooking — I UK [ˈkʊkɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) the process of preparing and heating food so that it is ready to eat I do my own cooking and food shopping. 2) food cooked in a particular way authentic Italian cooking vegetarian cooking II UK [ˈkʊkɪŋ] …   English dictionary

  • cooking — /ˈkʊkɪŋ/ (say kooking) noun 1. → cookery. –adjective 2. of a lesser quality as suitable for use in cooking: cooking salt; cooking wine. –phrase Colloquial 3. be cooking, to be in full swing: that band is really cooking now. 4. be cooking with gas …   Australian English dictionary

  • COOKING —    The main evidence for cooking comes from artifacts from elite feasting, often with an emphasis on roasting, found in tombs. Another class of evidence for the more standard cooking of the majority of society is the ceramic cooking stand… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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