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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.


  1. culinary

    Culinary arts are the cuisine arts of food preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field – especially in establishments such as restaurants – are commonly called chefs or cooks, although, at its most general, the terms culinary artist and culinarian are also used. Table manners (the table arts) are sometimes referred to as a culinary art. Expert chefs are in charge of making meals that are both aesthetically beautiful and delicious, which requires understanding of food science, nutrition, and diet. Delicatessens and relatively large institutions like hotels and hospitals rank as their principal workplaces after restaurants.


  1. culinary

    Culinary refers to anything related to cooking, food preparation, and the kitchen. It is commonly used to describe something with a connection to the art of cooking, professional cooking practices, kitchen utensils or equipment, or the variety and quality of cuisine.

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. Adam Coulter:

    PO Cruises' culinary offerings on-board their new ship Britannia are particularly exciting, the line has enlisted the help of a number of celebrity chefs to create the first cookery school on-board a British ship.

  2. Michael Ellis:

    This year's selection confirms the dynamism of the culinary scene in all boroughs, notably Brooklyn and Queens.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I'm thinking, for example, of the culinary workers here in Nevada, who fought so hard, those strikes and those negotiations, to get excellent health care plans. Who are we to tell them that they have to give up those plans ?

  4. David Garcelon:

    It is an important statement about our concern for the environment, it is educational for our culinary team, and it provides fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers throughout our hotel.

  5. Mike Matei:

    I didn't go to culinary school. I'm not eating some boring grocery store bullshit.

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