What does cook mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cook(noun)

    someone who cooks food

  2. Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook(verb)

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

  3. cook(verb)

    prepare a hot meal

    "My husband doesn't cook"

  4. 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"

  5. cook(verb)

    transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

    "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

  6. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent(verb)

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

    "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

  7. cook(verb)

    transform by heating

    "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

Wiktionary

  1. Cook(ProperNoun)

    An English surname.

  2. Origin: From coken, from * (compare gecocsian, gecocnian), from kokōnan, from coquo, from pekʷ-. Cognate with koken, kochen, koka, afigen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cook(verb)

    to make the noise of the cuckoo

  2. Cook(verb)

    to throw

  3. Cook(noun)

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

  4. Cook(noun)

    a fish, the European striped wrasse

  5. Cook(verb)

    to prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat

  6. Cook(verb)

    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

  7. Cook(verb)

    to prepare food for the table

  8. Origin: [Of imitative origin.]

Freebase

  1. Cook

    A cook is a person who prepares food for consumption. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Canada this profession requires government approval. A cook is sometimes referred to as a chef, although in the professional kitchen, the terms are not interchangeable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cook

    kook, v.t. to prepare food: to manipulate for any purpose, or falsify, as accounts, &c.: to concoct.—n. one whose business is to cook.—ns. Cook′ery, the art or practice of cooking; Cook′ery-book, a book of receipts for cooking dishes.—n.pl. Cook′ing-app′les, &c., apples, &c., sold specially for cooking.—ns. Cook′ing-range, a stove adapted for cooking several things at once; Cook′-room, a room in which food is cooked; Cook′-shop, an eating-house.—To cook one's goose (slang), to finish off, to kill. [A.S. cóc, a cook (Ger. koch), borrowed from L. coquus.]

  2. Cook

    kook, v.i. to make the sound of the cuckoo.

  3. Cook

    kook, v.i. (Scot.) to appear and disappear by turns.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. COOK

    A charitable institution, providing food and shelter for Policemen.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cook

    A man of each mess who is caterer for the day, and answerable too, wherefore he is allowed the surplus grog, termed plush (which see). The cook, par excellence, in the navy, was a man of importance, responsible for the proper cooking of the food, yet not overboiling the meat to extract the fat--his perquisite. The coppers were closely inspected daily by the captain, and if they soiled a cambric handkerchief the cook's allowance was stopped. Now, the ship's cook is a first-class petty officer, and cannot be punished as heretofore. In a merchantman the cook is, ex officio, the hero of the fore-sheet, as the steward is of the main one.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cook' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2497

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cook' in Verbs Frequency: #500

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How to say cook in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cook in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cook in a Sentence

  1. Nehal Chokshi:

    I don't see Tim Cook retiring anytime soon.

  2. Scottish Proverb:

    A cold needs the cook as much as the doctor.

  3. Kelly Miller:

    If you cook something, it will produce gases.

  4. Volunteer Shaquin Thomas:

    Food is my talent so whenever people need food, I'll cook.

  5. League City Police:

    Associates report Audrey Cook possibly sold and used cocaine.

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Translations for cook

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  • kokAfrikaans
  • طبّاخ, طبخArabic
  • aşpazAzerbaijani
  • вары́ць, гатава́ць, кухарка, куха́рыць, кухарBelarusian
  • готвач, го́твя, готвяBulgarian
  • রাঁধুনিBengali
  • མ་བྱན, ཁ་ལག་བཟོ་བ, འཚོད་པTibetan Standard
  • keginañBreton
  • coure's, coure, cuinar, xef, cuinerCatalan, Valencian
  • юургйийригChechen
  • vařit, kuchař, kuchařkaCzech
  • cogydd, coginio, cogyddesWelsh
  • kokDanish
  • kochen, Köchin, garen, KochGerman
  • nuɖala, ɖaEwe
  • ψήνομαι, μάγειρος, μαγειρεύω, παρασκευάζω, μαγείρισσαGreek
  • kuiri, kuiriĝi, kuiristoEsperanto
  • cocinera, cocinar, cocer, cocerse, cocineroSpanish
  • kokkEstonian
  • sukaldariBasque
  • پختن, پزنده, آشپزی, پخت و پز, آشپز, پختهPersian
  • kokki, kokata, keittää, kypsyä, [[tehdä]] [[ruokaa]], paistua, laittaa ruokaa, keittäjäFinnish
  • kokkurFaroese
  • cuisinier, cuisiner, chef, cuireFrench
  • bruichScottish Gaelic
  • cociñar, cocer, cociñeiroGalician
  • הִתְבַּשֵּׁל, בישל, טבחית, טבחHebrew
  • रसोइया, पकानाHindi
  • fő, szakács, főz, forróHungarian
  • եփել, խոհարար, պատրաստելArmenian
  • kokiIndonesian
  • koquar, koquadarIdo
  • kokkur, eldaIcelandic
  • cuoca, cuocere, cucinare, cuocoItalian
  • コック, シェフ, 料理, 調理師, 料理人Japanese
  • საჭმლის მომზადებაGeorgian
  • аспазKazakh
  • ធ្វើបាយ, ដណ្ដាំ, ស្ល, ចំអិន, អ្នកដាំស្ល, ដាំស្ល, ដុត, អ្នកធ្វើបាយKhmer
  • 요리사, 요리하다, 쿡Korean
  • چێشت حازرکردن, چێشت لێنانKurdish
  • keginaCornish
  • повар, ашпозKyrgyz
  • coctūrārius, cocus, coctor, coquus, coquereLatin
  • brutschen, kachenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຄົນຄົວກິນ, ພໍ່ຄົວ, ຄົວກິນLao
  • kokasLithuanian
  • pavārsLatvian
  • готвач, го́тви, готвачкаMacedonian
  • പാകം ചെയ്യുന്നുMalayalam
  • kok, kokaMaltese
  • kokk, lage mat, kokkeNorwegian
  • koken, kokkin, bakken, kokDutch
  • kokke, kokkNorwegian Nynorsk
  • yibéézh, chʼiyáán ííłʼíní, yiłbéézhNavajo, Navaho
  • còireOccitan
  • kucharz, gotować, kucharkaPolish
  • cozinhar, cozinheiro, torrar, cozinheiraPortuguese
  • coier, cuschinarRomansh
  • bucătar, gătiRomanian
  • готовиться, гото́вить, кухарка, готовить, стря́пать, кок, вари́ть, повар, состря́пать, свари́ть, повариха, пригото́вить, приготовить, стряпухаRussian
  • पचतिSanskrit
  • còchereSardinian
  • skuvati, скувати, kȕhār, кувар, кухар, kȕvār, kȕvarica, kuvati, kȕharica, кувати, куварица, кухарицаSerbo-Croatian
  • kuchár, variť, kuchárkaSlovak
  • kuhati se, kuhati, kuharica, cvreti se, skuhati, kuhar, skuhati seSlovene
  • kuzhinier, gatuajAlbanian
  • koka, tillaga, laga mat, stekas, kock, lagasSwedish
  • wapishi, mpishi, kupikaSwahili
  • கூவியர், குய்Tamil
  • ఉడుకు, వండు, వంటమనిషి, వంటవాడుTelugu
  • ошпаз, таббохTajik
  • ประกอบอาหาร, แม่ครัว, กุ๊ก, หุงหาอาหาร, ปรุงอาหาร, พ่อครัวThai
  • aşpezTurkmen
  • maglutoTagalog
  • aşçıTurkish
  • пешерчеTatar
  • вари́ти, готува́ти, кухарка, кухар, кухова́ритиUkrainian
  • پکاناUrdu
  • oshpazUzbek
  • đầu bếp, nấu chín, nấu ăn, nấuVietnamese
  • hikvisinan, kvisinan, jikvisinanVolapük
  • cure, fé a magnî, fé, coujhnerWalloon
  • 廚師Chinese

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