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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say cooking in sign language?

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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. Chef Ana Roš:

    I simply can't cook a dish I did two years ago, because I am a different person. My cooking style changes, because I am changing.

  2. Bill Shine:

    They don't want people to be healthy, if people were really healthy -- everyone is fat and overweight -- and the next half-hour we're going to talk about how we can cut back on our favorite summer foods and cut calories with Cooking Light executive chef -- but if they keep everyone fat and overweight and diabetic and cancer-ridden and stupid and sick, no one has any willpower to fight back or even think for themselves. That's what the goal is.

  3. Lee Soo-yeon:

    I hear some men have fun cooking but then they leave the kitchen without doing the dishes.

  4. Pam Rak:

    Cooking with lots of wine! Thankfully.

  5. Meghan McCain:

    Meghan McCain was Meghan McCain kryptonite in life, Meghan McCain was Meghan McCain kryptonite in death. On a personal level, I agree with you, all of us have love and families, and when Meghan McCain was alive, up until adulthood, we would spend our time together cooking, hiking, fishing, really celebrating life, and I think it's because Meghan McCain almost died, and I just thought,' your life is spent on the weekend not with your family, not with your friends, but you're obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to.' That tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life right now.

Images & Illustrations of cooking

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