Definitions for: Cook


[n] someone who cooks food
[n] English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
[v] transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
[v] transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
[v] prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
[v] prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"
[v] fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cook (k[=oo]k), v. i. [Of imitative origin.]
To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.]

Constant cuckoos cook on every side. --The
Silkworms
(1599).


Cook (k[oo^]k), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.]
To throw. [Prov.Eng.] ``Cook me that ball.'' --Grose.


Cook (k[oo^]k), n. [AS. c[=o]c, fr. l. cocus, coquus,
coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. pac, and to
E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious. Cf.
Pumpkin.]
1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one
who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.


Cook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooked; p. pr & vb. n.
Cooking.]
1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
of fire or heat.

2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to
garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook
an account. [Colloq.]

They all of them receive the same advices from
abroad, and very often in the same words; but their
way of cooking it is so different. --Addison.


Cook (k[oo^]k), v. i.
To prepare food for the table.

Synonyms: Captain Cook, Captain James Cook, fake, falsify, fix, fudge, James Cook, make, manipulate, misrepresent, prepare, ready, wangle

See Also: alter, bake, blanch, boil, braise, brown, change, change integrity, cheat, chef, chisel, coddle, concoct, cook, cook up, cook up, cookie, cooky, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, devil, fabricate, Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer, Farmer, fricassee, fry, fry cook, grill, invent, juggle, lard, make up, manufacture, micro-cook, microwave, navigator, nuke, overcook, parboil, poach, precook, preserver, pressure-cook, put on, roast, roaster, seasoner, skilled worker, souse, steam, stew, trained worker, whip up, whomp up, zap

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