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

  2. cooking(Noun)

    The process of preparing food.

  3. cooking(Noun)

    The result of that process, a meal.

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

  4. cooking(Noun)

    The style or genre of food preparation; cookery

  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.

  6. Origin: 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

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. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh:

    We are cooking something.

  2. Pam Rak:

    Cooking with lots of wine! Thankfully.

  3. Marbel Llaneh:

    I really miss working, i miss cooking.

  4. Joe Schnabel:

    I’m thinking about going into cooking or computers.

  5. Katherine Cebrian:

    I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.

Images & Illustrations of cooking

  1. cookingcookingcooking

Popularity rank by frequency of use

cooking#1#3219#10000

Translations for cooking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for cooking »

Translation

Find a translation for the cooking definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these cooking definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"cooking." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 19 Mar. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/cooking>.

Are we missing a good definition for cooking? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for cooking:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.