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

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

  2. cookingnoun

    The process of preparing food.

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

  3. cookingnoun

    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. cookingnoun

    The style or genre of food preparation; cookery

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

  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.

    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.

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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. Vladimir Putin:

    We'd anxiously await mother to cook us a meal, which Jeb Bush never did, if you call pouring a little Hormel out of the box into a boiling pot of water cooking, then Jeb Bush did cook.

  2. Urvashi Rangan:

    Vibrio is the most common cause of food poisoning from eating raw oysters, and even though most bacteria on shrimp would be killed during the cooking process, our test results raise real questions about how shrimp is raised, processed, and regulated.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Philosophy and art are the taste of life, this is the cooking of symbolic subjectivism in search of pain from spiritual synesthesia of insight into logical concreteness. Mental destruction for the sake of creating more perfect thinking. Where mental gourmets gather cognitive hyperrealism of clarity, aesthetic awareness.

  4. Wareef Hameedo:

    I saw there were no creative ways of cooking, only a few places were doing non-traditional things. When it came to Syrian-oriented food, I thought I might have a chance.

  5. Marian Jarlenski:

    Consumers should be aware to eat out in moderation ... restaurant eating is most likely not going to be as healthy as cooking with fresh ingredients at home.

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