American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To prepare (food) for eating by applying heat.
- v. To prepare or treat by heating: slowly cooked the medicinal mixture.
- v. Slang To alter or falsify so as to make a more favorable impression; doctor: disreputable accountants who were paid to cook the firm's books.
- v. To prepare food for eating by applying heat.
- v. To undergo application of heat especially for the purpose of later ingestion.
- v. Slang To happen, develop, or take place: What's cooking in town?
- v. Slang To proceed or perform very well: The band really got cooking after midnight.
- n. A person who prepares food for eating.
- cook up Informal To fabricate; concoct: cook up an excuse.
- idiom. cook (one's) goose Slang To ruin one's chances: The speeding ticket cooked his goose with his father. Her goose was cooked when she was caught cheating on the test.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make fit for eating by the action of heat, as in boiling, stewing, roasting, baking, etc.; especially, to prepare in an appetizing way, as meats or vegetables, by various combinations of materials and flavoring.
- Hence In general, to subject to the action of heat.
- To dress up, alter, color, concoct, or falsely invent (a narrative, statement, excuse, etc.), for some special purpose, as that of making a more favorable impression than the facts of the case warrant; falsify: often followed by up: as, to cook up a story.
- To disappoint; punish. Brockett. [Prov. Eng.]—To cook one's goose, to kill or ruin one; spoil ones plan; do for one.
- To prepare food for eating; act as cook.
- n. One whose occupation is the cooking of food.
- To make the noise uttered by the cuckoo.
- To appear for a moment and then suddenly disappear; appear and disappear by turns: as, he cookit round the corner.
- Same as cuck.
- In tobacco manufacturing, to overheat (tobacco) in the process of sweating in bulk, depriving it of the power of heating up again. This happens when the temperature is kept long at 65° F. or raised still higher.
- n. Same as cook-fish.
- n. cooking A person who prepares food for a living.
- n. cooking The head cook of a manor house
- v. transitive To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- v. intransitive To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- v. intransitive To be being cooked.
- v. intransitive, figuratively To be uncomfortably hot.
- v. transitive, slang To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Obs. or R. To make the noise of the cuckoo.
- v. Prov.Eng. To throw.
- n. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
- n. (Zoöl.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.
- v. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.
- v. colloq. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; -- often with
- v. To prepare food for the table.
- v. prepare for eating by applying heat
- v. transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
- v. tamper, with the purpose of deception
- v. prepare a hot meal
- v. transform by heating
- n. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
- n. someone who cooks food
- From Middle English coken, from Old English *cōcian ("to cook") (compare Old English ġecōcsian ("to cook, roast"), ġecōcnian ("to season food")), from Proto-Germanic *kokōnan (“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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English coken, from coke, cook, from Old English cōc, from Vulgar Latin *cōcus, from Latin cocus, coquus, from coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Sylvie wondered whether the phrase cook past the point of edible figured prominently in the one for turkey.”
“When all the ladies who lunch end up at a dude ranch in Reno for six weeks so they can qualify as Nevada residents and get quick divorces, their cook is a tough old cowgirl (played by Marjorie Main, who went on to star in the lucrative “Ma and Pa Kettle” comedies about a clan of hicks) who thinks the ultrafeminine New York women are silly and spoiled.”
“I hate to keep delaying it but coming up you're going to see this vehicle have what they call a cook off, which is where some of the munitions inside the vehicle - here it is.”
“If the men are working hard on the claim, the cook is also expected to find his own wood and water.”
“A spear which takes care of the knife and hunting aspects at once, a large stainless pot to boil water in cook with and could also be used as a signaling device, and rope to navigate the landscape and make traps with.”
“That story says to me that the Catholic God, whom the cook is so wary of, not only disapproves of the activities of the Sodomites but also of nostalgia.”
“Let the loin cook in one spot for a while before turning, and turn only once.”
“The total time to prepare and cook is 30 minutes, and it got rave reviews from my sister, Liz.”
“On May 2nd 2009, elizabeth wrote: well im not a fan of lady gaga but david cook is good too me”
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