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Meaning of COOK

Pronunciation:  kook, kûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who cooks food
  2. [n]  English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
  3. [v]  transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
  4. [v]  transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
  5. [v]  prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  6. [v]  prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"
  7. [v]  fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

COOK is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Captain Cook, Captain James Cook, fake, falsify, fix, fudge, James Cook, make, manipulate, misrepresent, prepare, ready, wangle
 See Also: alter, bake, blanch, boil, braise, brown, change, change integrity, cheat, chef, chisel, coddle, concoct, cook, cook up, cook up, cookie, cooky, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, devil, fabricate, Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer, Farmer, fricassee, fry, fry cook, grill, invent, juggle, lard, make up, manufacture, micro-cook, microwave, navigator, nuke, overcook, parboil, poach, precook, preserver, pressure-cook, put on, roast, roaster, seasoner, skilled worker, souse, steam, stew, trained worker, whip up, whomp up, zap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cook\ (k[=oo]k), v. i. [Of imitative origin.]
    To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.]
          Constant cuckoos cook on every side.     --The
  2. \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.]
    To throw. [Prov.Eng.] ``Cook me that ball.'' --Grose.
  3. \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), n. [AS. c[=o]c, fr. l. cocus, coquus,
    coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. pac, and to
    E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious. Cf.
    1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one
       who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.
  4. \Cook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooked}; p. pr & vb. n.
    1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
       broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
       of fire or heat.
    2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to
       garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook
       an account. [Colloq.]
             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.    --Addison.
  5. \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. i.
    To prepare food for the table.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23). Few animals, as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices), except for purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The paschal lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr. 35:13). Cooking by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31; Ex. 16:23). No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).

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