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[koo k]
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noun
  1. Frederick Albert,1865–1940, U.S. physician and polar explorer.
  2. George Cram [kram] /kræm/, 1873–1924, U.S. novelist, dramatist, and poet.
  3. Captain James,1728–79, English navigator and explorer in the S Pacific, Antarctic Ocean, and along the coasts of Australia and New Zealand.
  4. Sir Joseph,1860–1947, Australian statesman, born in England: prime minister 1913–14.
  5. Mount. Also called Aorangi. a mountain in New Zealand, on South Island. 12,349 feet (3764 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for captain james cook

cook

verb
  1. to prepare (food) by the action of heat, as by boiling, baking, etc, or (of food) to become ready for eating through such a processRelated adjective: culinary
  2. to subject or be subjected to the action of intense heatthe town cooked in the sun
  3. (tr) slang to alter or falsify (something, esp figures, accounts, etc)to cook the books
  4. (tr) slang to spoil or ruin (something)
  5. (intr) slang to happen (esp in the phrase what's cooking?)
  6. (tr) slang to prepare (any of several drugs) by heating
  7. (intr) music slang to play vigorouslythe band was cooking
  8. cook someone's goose informal
    1. to spoil a person's plans
    2. to bring about someone's ruin, downfall, etc
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noun
  1. a person who prepares food for eating, esp as an occupation
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See also cook up
Derived Formscookable, adjectivecooking, noun

Word Origin

Old English cōc (n), from Latin coquus a cook, from coquere to cook

Cook1

noun Mount Cook
  1. a mountain in New Zealand, in the South Island, in the Southern Alps: the highest peak in New Zealand. Height: reduced in 1991 by a rockfall from 3764 m (12 349 ft) to 3754 m (12 316 ft)Official name: Aoraki-Mount Cook
  2. a mountain in SE Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains. Height: 4194 m (13 760 ft)
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Cook2

noun
  1. Captain James . 1728–79, British navigator and explorer: claimed the E coast of Australia for Britain, circumnavigated New Zealand, and discovered several Pacific and Atlantic islands (1768–79)
  2. Sir Joseph. 1860–1947, Australian statesman, born in England: prime minister of Australia (1913–14)
  3. Peter (Edward). 1937–95, British comedy actor and writer, noted esp for his partnership (1960–73) with Dudley Moore
  4. Robin, full name Robert Finlayson Cook . 1946–2005, British Labour politician; foreign secretary (1997–2001), Leader of the House (2001-2003)
  5. Thomas. 1808–92, British travel agent; innovator of conducted excursions and founder of the travel agents Thomas Cook and Son
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Word Origin and History for captain james cook

cook

n.

Old English coc, from Vulgar Latin cocus "cook," from Latin coquus, from coquere "to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest, turn over in the mind" from PIE root *pekw- "to cook" (cf. Oscan popina "kitchen," Sanskrit pakvah "cooked," Greek peptein, Lithuanian kepti "to bake, roast," Old Church Slavonic pecenu "roasted," Welsh poeth "cooked, baked, hot"). Germanic languages had no one native term for all types of cooking, and borrowed the Latin word (Old Saxon kok, Old High German choh, German Koch, Swedish kock).

There is the proverb, the more cooks the worse potage. [Gascoigne, 1575]
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cook

v.

late 14c., from cook (n.); the figurative sense of "to manipulate, falsify, doctor" is from 1630s. Related: Cooked, cooking. To cook with gas is 1930s jive talk.

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Idioms and Phrases with captain james cook

cook

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