- prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
of fire or heat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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cooking — n. 1. the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared; cookery. Syn: cookery, cuisine, culinary art. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Cooking — This article is about the preparation of food by heating. For food preparation generally, see Food preparation. Modern fruit salad and a Russian cigarette pastry stuffed with cottage cheese Cooking is the process of preparing food by use of heat … Wikipedia
cooking — cook|ing1 S3 [ˈkukıŋ] n [U] 1.) the act of making food and cooking it ▪ My mother does all the cooking. ▪ I love cooking. 2.) food made in a particular way or by a particular person ▪ My compliments on your cooking. ▪ Indian cooking ▪ simple,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
cooking — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, gourmet (esp. AmE), great ▪ We enjoyed some of her gourmet cooking. ▪ home ▪ I miss my mother s good home cooking … Collocations dictionary
cooking — cook|ing1 [ kukıŋ ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the process of preparing and heating food so that it is ready to eat: I do my own cooking and food shopping. 2. ) food cooked in a particular way: authentic Italian cooking vegetarian cooking cooking… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
cooking — 1 noun (U) 1 the act of making food and cooking it: I hate cooking. 2 food made in a particular way or by a particular person: Gail s cooking is always good. | Indian cooking | home cooking (=good food like you get in your own house) 2 adjective… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
cooking — [[t]k ʊkɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT: usu supp N Cooking is food which has been cooked. The menu is based on classic French cooking. ...Mom s home cooking. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Cooking ingredients or equipment are used in cookery. Finely slice the cooking… … English dictionary
cooking — I UK [ˈkʊkɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) the process of preparing and heating food so that it is ready to eat I do my own cooking and food shopping. 2) food cooked in a particular way authentic Italian cooking vegetarian cooking II UK [ˈkʊkɪŋ] … English dictionary
cooking — /ˈkʊkɪŋ/ (say kooking) noun 1. → cookery. –adjective 2. of a lesser quality as suitable for use in cooking: cooking salt; cooking wine. –phrase Colloquial 3. be cooking, to be in full swing: that band is really cooking now. 4. be cooking with gas … Australian English dictionary
COOKING — The main evidence for cooking comes from artifacts from elite feasting, often with an emphasis on roasting, found in tombs. Another class of evidence for the more standard cooking of the majority of society is the ceramic cooking stand… … Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans
cooking — n. 1) to do the cooking 2) home; home style cooking * * * [ kʊkɪŋ] home style cooking home to do the cooking to do the cooking … Combinatory dictionary