[ koo k-ing ]
/ ˈkʊk ɪŋ /


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


used in preparing foods: a cooking utensil.
fit to eat when cooked (distinguished from eating): cooking apples.

Origin of cooking

First recorded in 1635–45; cook1 + -ing1, -ing2
Related formsself-cook·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019