COOK

cook

(noun) someone who cooks food

Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook

(noun) English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

cook

(verb) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; “These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes”

cook

(verb) transform by heating; “The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle”

cook, fix, ready, make, prepare

(verb) prepare for eating by applying heat; “Cook me dinner, please”; “can you make me an omelette?”; “fix breakfast for the guests, please”

cook

(verb) prepare a hot meal; “My husband doesn’t cook”

fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent

(verb) tamper, with the purpose of deception; “Fudge the figures”; “cook the books”; “falsify the data”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun

Cook

An English occupational surname for a cook or seller of cooked food. Famously held by James Cook, English captain and explorer of the Pacific Ocean, and for whom the Cook Islands, Cook Strait and Mount Cook were named.

A locale in United States.

A city in Minnesota; named for railroad official Wirth Cook.

A village in Nebraska; named for landowner Andrew Cook.

An unincorporated community in Ohio; named for landowner Matthew S. Cook.

A suburb of Canberra, Australia; named for James Cook.

A ghost town in South Australia, Australia; named for Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia.

A river in New Zealand.

Synonym: Weheka

Etymology 1

Noun

cook (plural cooks)

(cooking) A person who prepares food.

Hyponyms: chef, cordon bleu

(cooking) The head cook of a manor house

(cooking) The degree or quality of cookedness of food

(slang) One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.

(slang) A session of manufacturing certain illegal drugs, especially meth.

A fish, the European striped wrasse, Labrus mixtus.

Coordinate terms

(food preparation)

• chef, culinary artist (skilful or lead cook), magirist, magirologist (skilful cook, obs.); sous-chef, prep cook (assistant cook); line cook (team cook); cookess, cookeress (female, uncommon)

(head cook of a manor house)

• scullery maid, kitchen maid

Etymology 2

Verb

cook (third-person singular simple present cooks, present participle cooking, simple past and past participle cooked)

(transitive) To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

(intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

(intransitive) To be cooked.

(intransitive, figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.

(slang) To execute by electric chair.

(transitive, slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.

To concoct or prepare.

To tamper with or alter; to cook up.

(intransitive, jazz, slang) To play or improvise in an inspired and rhythmically exciting way. (From 1930s jive talk.)

(intransitive, music, slang) To play music vigorously.

Synonyms

• (to be uncomfortably hot): bake, stew

• (hold on to a grenade): cook off

Hypernyms

• (to prepare or plan something): concoct, contrive, devise, make up, plan, prepare

Hyponyms

Troponyms: bake, barbecue, boil, braise, fry, grill, microwave, poach, roast, scramble, steam, stew

• See also cook

Etymology 3

Imitative.

Verb

cook (third-person singular simple present cooks, present participle cooking, simple past and past participle cooked)

(obsolete, rare, intransitive) To make the noise of the cuckoo.

Etymology 4

Verb

cook (third-person singular simple present cooks, present participle cooking, simple past and past participle cooked)

(UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.

Source: Wiktionary


Cook, v. i. Etym: [Of imitative origin.]

Definition: To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.] Constant cuckoos cook on every side. The Silkworms (1599).

Cook, v. t. Etym: [Etymol. unknown.]

Definition: To throw. [Prov.Eng.] "Cook me that ball." Grose.

Cook, n. Etym: [AS. coc, fr. l. cocus, coquus, coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. pac, and to E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious. Cf. Pumpkin.]

1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.

2. (Zoöl.)

Definition: A fish, the European striped wrasse.

Cook, v. t. [imp. & p.p. Cooked; p.pr & vb.n. Cooking.]

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.

Cook, v. i.

Definition: To prepare food for the table.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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