[koo k] /kʊk/
verb (used with object)
to prepare (food) by the use of heat, as by boiling, baking, or roasting.
to subject (anything) to the application of heat.
Slang. to ruin; spoil.
Informal. to falsify, as accounts:
to cook the expense figures.
verb (used without object)
to prepare food by the use of heat.
(of food) to undergo cooking.
a person who cooks:
The restaurant hired a new cook.
cook off, (of a shell or cartridge) to explode or fire without being triggered as a result of overheating in the chamber of the weapon.
cook up, Informal.
cook one’s goose. (def 11).
cook the books, Slang. to manipulate the financial records of a company, organization, etc., so as to conceal profits, avoid taxes, or present a false financial report to stockholders.
to prepare (food) by the action of heat, as by boiling, baking, etc, or (of food) to become ready for eating through such a process related adjective culinary
to subject or be subjected to the action of intense heat: the town cooked in the sun
(transitive) (slang) to alter or falsify (something, esp figures, accounts, etc): to cook the books
(transitive) (slang) to spoil or ruin (something)
(intransitive) (slang) to happen (esp in the phrase what’s cooking?)
(transitive) (slang) to prepare (any of several drugs) by heating
(intransitive) (music, slang) to play vigorously: the band was cooking
(informal) cook someone’s goose
a person who prepares food for eating, esp as an occupation
noun Mount Cook
a mountain in New Zealand, in the South Island, in the Southern Alps: the highest peak in New Zealand. Height: reduced in 1991 by a rockfall from 3764 m (12 349 ft) to 3754 m (12 316 ft) Official name Aoraki-Mount Cook
a mountain in SE Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains. Height: 4194 m (13 760 ft)
Captain James. 1728–79, British navigator and explorer: claimed the E coast of Australia for Britain, circumnavigated New Zealand, and discovered several Pacific and Atlantic islands (1768–79)
Sir Joseph. 1860–1947, Australian statesman, born in England: prime minister of Australia (1913–14)
Peter (Edward). 1937–95, British comedy actor and writer, noted esp for his partnership (1960–73) with Dudley Moore
Robin, full name Robert Finlayson Cook. 1946–2005, British Labour politician; foreign secretary (1997–2001), Leader of the House (2001-2003)
Thomas. 1808–92, British travel agent; innovator of conducted excursions and founder of the travel agents Thomas Cook and Son
Old English coc, from Vulgar Latin cocus “cook,” from Latin coquus, from coquere “to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest, turn over in the mind” from PIE root *pekw- “to cook” (cf. Oscan popina “kitchen,” Sanskrit pakvah “cooked,” Greek peptein, Lithuanian kepti “to bake, roast,” Old Church Slavonic pecenu “roasted,” Welsh poeth “cooked, baked, hot”). Germanic languages had no one native term for all types of cooking, and borrowed the Latin word (Old Saxon kok, Old High German choh, German Koch, Swedish kock).
There is the proverb, the more cooks the worse potage. [Gascoigne, 1575]
late 14c., from cook (n.); the figurative sense of “to manipulate, falsify, doctor” is from 1630s. Related: Cooked, cooking. To cook with gas is 1930s jive talk.
Specially contrived; expedient and dishonest: It’s insane why we give ourselves cooked up reasons for not moving the issue (1940s+)
a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23). Few animals, as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices), except for purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The paschal lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr. 35:13). Cooking by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31; Ex. 16:23). No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).
[koo k-uh-ree] /ˈkʊk ə ri/ noun, plural cookeries. 1. the art or practice of . 2. a place equipped for . /ˈkʊkərɪ/ noun 1. the art, study, or practice of cooking 2. (US) a place for cooking 3. (Canadian) a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp n. late 14c.; see cook (n.) + -ery.
[koo k-er] /ˈkʊk ər/ noun 1. an appliance or utensil for : pressure cooker. 2. a person employed in certain industrial processes, as in brewing or distilling, to operate apparatus. /ˈkʊkə/ noun 1. an apparatus, usually of metal and heated by gas, electricity, oil, or solid fuel, for cooking food; stove 2. (Brit) any large […]
noun, British. 1. .
[koo k-vil] /ˈkʊk vɪl/ noun 1. a town in central Tennessee.