Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared; cookery.
  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat.

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  • adjective informal In progress, happening.
  • noun The process of preparing food by using heat.
  • noun by extension The process of preparing food.
  • noun by extension The result of that process, a meal.
  • noun The style or genre of food preparation; cookery.
  • verb Present participle of cook.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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