View synonyms for cooking


[ kook-ing ]


  1. the act of a person or thing that cooks.
  2. the art or practice of preparing food; cookery.


  1. used in preparing foods:

    All of my cooking utensils are packed, so I had to order pizza.

  2. suited for use in cooked food: Compare baking ( def 5 ), eating ( def 4 ).

    The Golden Delicious is our favorite cooking apple, especially for applesauce.

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Other Words From

  • self-cook·ing adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cooking1

First recorded in 1635–45; cook 1 + -ing 1 for the noun senses; cook 1 + -ing 2 for the adjective senses

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Example Sentences

The goal is for such companions to be able to move about nimbly and perform sophisticated tasks like cooking.

Facebook says that event creators have been using the tool “to host expert talks, trivia events, podcast recordings, boxing matches, cooking classes, intimate meet-and-greets, fitness classes and more.”

The company is expanding with Issa’s Edible Adventures, a children’s cooking show focused on health, nutrition and culture, and Tiny Travelers, a product that Wolfe Pereira compares to the Lonely Planet travel guides, except for kids.

From Ozy

The prices of liquefied petroleum gas, which is used for cooking and engine fuel, have also been raised twice in two months.

From Quartz

He especially likes to apply his knowledge of physics and chemistry to home cooking.

And if people find themselves dissatisfied with how often they turn to fast food, Bacon says to try things like batch cooking.

Turn the heat down to 325°F and continue cooking until internal temperature reads 140°F on a thermometer.

Drain immediately and immerse the beans in ice water to stop the cooking.

There, she and other mothers can take ministry-sponsored courses, including on cooking and avoiding marital conflict.

She had a twice-weekly cooking show on the NCB affiliate, WDSU TV in 1949-50.

The tea was all laid on tables in the garden, and the sausages were cooking over a fire made on the grounds.

She thought the idol would consume them, for bachelor cooking was never intended for bachelor invalids.

Hicks was puttering around the fire, evidently cooking supper, and Gregory was moving the picket rope of his horse to fresh grass.

As he walked back, he stopped to gather some green bamboos of medium size, for he knew they would be needed in cooking the dinner.

"If slightly cut before cooking, potatoes slip out of their skins easily," says a home journal.





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