What does cooking mean?

Definitions for cooking
ˈkʊk ɪŋcook·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cooking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cooking, cookery, preparation(noun)

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

    "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. cooking(Noun)

    The process of preparing food by using heat

    Etymology: From . The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

  2. cooking(Noun)

    The process of preparing food.

    Etymology: From . The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

  3. cooking(Noun)

    The result of that process, a meal.

    I missed my mum's cooking while I was at university.

    Etymology: From . The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

  4. cooking(Noun)

    The style or genre of food preparation; cookery

    Etymology: From . The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

  5. cooking(Adjective)

    In progress, happening.

    The project took a few days to gain momentum, but by the end of the week, things were really cooking.

    Etymology: From . The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooking

    of Cook

Freebase

  1. Cooking

    Cooking is the art or practice of preparing food with the use of heat or cold for consumption. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions. Cooks themselves also vary widely in skill and training. Cooking can also occur through chemical reactions without the presence of heat, most notably as in Ceviche, a traditional South American dish where fish is cooked with the acids in lemon or lime juice. Sushi also utilizes a similar chemical reaction between fish and the acidic content of rice glazed with vinegar. Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and some scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago. The development of agriculture, commerce and transportation between civilizations in different regions offered cooks many new ingredients. New inventions and technologies, such as pottery for holding and boiling water, expanded cooking techniques. Some modern cooks apply advanced scientific techniques to food preparation.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cooking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3575

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cooking' in Nouns Frequency: #2201

How to pronounce cooking?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cooking in a Sentence

  1. Al Bochi:

    Having a general plan of the meals you plan on cooking for the week will help you know what fruits and veggies to buy at the grocery store and help you use up your produce efficiently, you'll reduce food waste and ultimately save money.

  2. Vinny Guadagnino:

    We always knew that we wanted to do some kind of cooking show ever since everyone saw my mom on ‘Jersey Shore’ bringing in mountains of lasagna and baked ziti, people fell in love with her, her personality and her cooking.

  3. Snoop Dogg:

    My homegirl, Martha and I have a special bond that goes back. We’re gonna be cooking, drinking and having a good time with our exclusive friends, can’t wait for you to see how we roll together!

  4. Dieter Helm:

    The heating story is the one that usually just gets neglected. It's in the box called' too difficult,' how are you going to heat your house and do your cooking without natural gas ? The answer to that question is at considerable expense.

  5. Carla Hall -LRB- @carlaphall -RRB-:

    Necessity is the mother of invention, a lot of people are finding that they're cooking a lot more than they ever did. Some people are finding the joy in the kitchen. Some people are like,' Oh my gosh, I'm not as bad as I thought.'.

Images & Illustrations of cooking

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