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Definitions for culinary
ˈkyu ləˌnɛr i, ˈkʌl ə-culi·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. culinaryadjective

    of or relating to or used in cooking


  1. culinaryadjective

    Relating to the practice of cookery or the activity of cooking.

    Her culinary skills were excellent.

  2. culinaryadjective

    Of, or relating to a kitchen

  3. Etymology: culina: kitchen. Old English, cyln: cooking. The first written appearance of culinary was in 1638, suggested to be reintroduced from classical Latin by 16th century humanists.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Culinaryadjective

    Relating to the kitchen; relating to the art of cookery.

    Etymology: culina, Latin.

    Great weight may condense those vapours and exhalations, as soon as they shall at any time begin to ascend from the sun, and make them presently fall back again into him, and by that action increase his heat; much after the manner that, in our earth, the air increases the heat of a culinary fire. Newton.

    To those, who, by reason of their northern exposition, will be still forced to be at the expence of culinary fires, it will reduce the price of their manufacture. Arbuthnot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culinaryadjective

    relating to the kitchen, or to the art of cookery; used in kitchens; as, a culinary vessel; the culinary art

  2. Etymology: [L. culinarius, fr. culina kitchen, perh. akin to carbo coal: cf. F. culinare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Culinary

    kū′lin-ar-i, adj. pertaining to the kitchen or to cookery: used in the kitchen. [L. culinariusculina, a kitchen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of culinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of culinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

  1. Brian Nelson:

    I was able to patch it together this year and I referred this supplier to a couple other Virginia breweries that I’m friends with, we’ll be fine this year, but I know there are other small breweries scrambling. And I hear it’s not only in the brewing industry but in the culinary industry as well.

  2. Thomas Frezza:

    From what I've heard from different culinary specialists within the Navy from that time period, the reason why they went with the soft sugar cookie recipe -- and it's also kind of the same reason I did -- is because it's really easy to kind of whip up a large batch and make.

  3. David Rudolph:

    We're known for Motown and cars and manufacturing. But in the last three years, there has definitely been a culinary boom.

  4. Jay Olson:

    The test measures divergent thinking and verbal creativity, which are important but limited aspects of overall creativity. Our task won't predict your creative culinary skills, but it will predict performance on various types of problem-solving, which suggests it is doing more than simply measuring vocabulary, still, we'll need future research to assess how our task relates to other verbal abilities or intelligence more broadly.

  5. Ken Muskat:

    The whole industry has really ramped up the game when it comes to the culinary side of things, one of the biggest trends is 'foodcations'… It’s very important to have celebrity chefs on board, specialty restaurants, at MSC Cruises…we have the Eataly restaurants, the marketplace.

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