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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or practice of preparing food.
  • n. A place for cooking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art and practice of preparing food for consumption, especially by the application of heat; cooking.
  • n. A delicacy; a dainty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat; cooking.
  • n. A delicacy; a dainty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or practice of cooking and dressing food for the table.
  • n. A place for cooking or preparing meats, etc.; in the quotation, a place for trying out oil.
  • n. A cooked dish; a made dish; a dainty.
  • n. Material for cooking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

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