cooking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cook +‎ -ing. The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cooking (not comparable)

  1. (informal) In progress, happening.
    The project took a few days to gain momentum, but by the end of the week, things were really cooking.

Noun[edit]

cooking (countable and uncountable, plural cookings)

  1. The process of preparing food by using heat.
  2. (by extension) The process of preparing food.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 6, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]
  3. (by extension) The result of that process, a meal.
    • I missed my mum's cooking while I was at university.
  4. The style or genre of food preparation; cookery.

Synonyms[edit]

(style or genre of food preparation): cuisine

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

cooking

  1. Present participle of cook.