- The definition of a cook is a person who prepares food professionally for a living.
A chef in a restaurant who prepares food for a living is an example of a cook.
- To cook is to prepare food or to heat food so that it is safe to eat.
When you make dinner, this is an example of cook.
A couple cook a meal.
cook definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English cok ; from Old English coc ; from Vulgar Latin cocus ; from Classical Latin coquus ; from coquere, to cook ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pekw-, to cook from source Classical Greek peptein, Sanskrit pácate, (he) cooks, Old English afigen, fried
- to prepare (food) for eating by subjecting to heat, as by boiling, baking, frying, etc.
- to subject to heat or to some treatment suggestive of a heating process
- to tamper with; falsify
- Slang to spoil; ruin
Origin: ME coken < the n.
- to act or serve as a cook
- to undergo the process of being cooked
- Jazz to play, esp. to improvise, in an inspired and rhythmically exciting way
cook definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb cooked, cook·ing, cooks verb, transitive
- To prepare (food) for eating by applying heat.
- To prepare or treat by heating: slowly cooked the medicinal mixture.
- Slang To alter or falsify so as to make a more favorable impression; doctor: disreputable accountants who were paid to cook the firm's books.
- To prepare food for eating by applying heat.
- To undergo application of heat especially for the purpose of later ingestion.
- Slang To happen, develop, or take place: What's cooking in town?
- Slang To proceed or perform very well: The band really got cooking after midnight.
Origin: Middle English coken, from coke, cook, from Old English cōc, from Vulgar Latin *cōcus, from Latin cocus, coquus, from coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
, Frederick Albert 1865-1940.
, James Known as “Captain Cook.” 1728-1779.
- also A·o·rang·i The highest mountain, 3,766.4 m (12,349 ft), of New Zealand, on South Island in the Southern Alps.
- A peak, 4,196.8 m (13,760 ft) high, in the St. Elias Mountains on the border between Alaska and Yukon Territory, Canada.
cook - Phrases/Idioms
cook (one's) goose