- Rhymes: -ʊk
From Middle English, from Old English cōc (“a cook”), from Proto-Germanic *kukaz (“cook”), from Latin coquus (“cook”), from coquō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (“to cook, become ripe”). Cognate with Low German kokk (“cook”), Dutch kok (“cook”), German Koch (“cook”), Danish kok (“cook”), Swedish kock (“cook”), Icelandic kokkur (“cook”), Albanian kuq (“to fry, cook”).
- (cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
- (cooking) The head cook of a manor house
- A fish, the European striped wrasse.
- (food preparation for a living): chef
- (food preparation for a living): cordon bleu
(food preparation for a living):
(head cook of a manor house):
From Middle English coken, from Old English *cōcian (“to cook”) (compare Old English ġecōcsian (“to cook, roast”), ġecōcnian (“to season food”)), from Proto-Germanic *kukōną (“to cook”), from Latin coquō (“cook”, v), from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (“to cook, become ripe”). Cognate with Dutch koken (“to cook”), German kochen (“to cook, boil”), Swedish koka (“to boil, cook”), Old English āfiġen (“fried”).
- (transitive) To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- I'm cooking bangers and mash.
- (intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- He's in the kitchen, cooking.
- (intransitive) To be being cooked.
- The dinner is cooking on the stove.
- (intransitive, figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
- Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
- (transitive, slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
- I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
- To concoct or prepare; to tamper with or alter; to cook up.
- 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.
- Troponyms: bake, barbecue, boil, braise, fry, grill, microwave, poach, roast, scramble, steam, stew
- See also Wikisaurus:cook
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cook (plural cooks)
- a cook
- English: cook