To cook is to prepare food or to heat food so that it is safe to eat.(verb)
When you make dinner, this is an example of cook.
The definition of a cook is a person who prepares food professionally for a living.(noun)
A chef in a restaurant who prepares food for a living is an example of a cook.
See cook in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME cok < OE coc < VL cocus < L coquus < coquere, to cook < IE base *pekw-, to cook > Gr peptein, Sans pácate, (he) cooks, OE afigen, fried
Origin: ME coken < the n.
See cook in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb cooked, cook·ing, cooks verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English coken
Origin: , from coke, cook
Origin: , from Old English cōc
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *cōcus
Origin: , from Latin cocus, coquus
Origin: , from coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
, James Known as “Captain Cook.” 1728-1779.
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