What does cooking mean?

Definitions for cooking
ˈkʊk ɪŋcook·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cooking, cookery, preparationnoun

    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. cookingnoun

    The process of preparing food by using heat

  2. cookingnoun

    The process of preparing food.

  3. cookingnoun

    The result of that process, a meal.

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

  4. cookingnoun

    The style or genre of food preparation; cookery

  5. cookingadjective

    In progress, happening.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooking

    of Cook

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  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.

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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

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  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. Sofia Dickens:

    These skills are very simple and it's something that any parent can work on at home, in their living room, in the car, in the grocery store line, while cooking dinner, while eating dinner.

  2. John Steinbeck:

    Even while I protest the assembly-line production of our food, our songs, our language, and eventually our souls, I know that it was a rare home that baked good bread in the old days. Mother's cooking was with rare exceptions poor, that good unpasteurized milk touched only by flies and bits of manure crawled with bacteria, the healthy old-time life was riddled with aches, sudden death from unknown causes, and that sweet local speech I mourn was the child of illiteracy and ignorance. It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better.

  3. Palta McGilligan:

    The planet is at risk, in rural India, we can't grow trees quickly enough to make up for the wood burnt for cooking.

  4. Marbel Llaneh:

    I really miss working, i miss cooking.

  5. Eileen Cuevas:

    My mother was cooking. She saw him, like, coming full force at our living room, and she was trying to warn us as we were sitting on the couch, but it was too late and he had already come in and hit the window, and he drove through our living room.

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