Complete Definition of "cook"

see|Cook
English

Etymology
Old English coc#Old English|cÅc, from Latin cocus. Similar forms in the continental Germanic languages (German Koch etc.) represent earlier borrowings.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÊk/
audio|en-us-cook.ogg|Audio (US)
:*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êk|-Êk

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. A person who prepares food for a living.

Translations

Arabic: طبÙاخ á¹­abbaaÏ
Czech: kuchaÅ m
Danish: kok
Dutch: kok m (1), kokkin f (2)
Ewe: nuÉala
Finnish: kokki (1, usually male), keittäjä (1, usually female)
French: chef
German: Koch m (1), Köchin f (2)
Hebrew: ××× (t'abakh) m, ××××ת (t'abakhyt) f
Italian: cuoco m, cuoca f
Kurdish: KUchar|ÚÛشتکÙâر
Latin: coquus, cocus
Maltese: kok m, koka f
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Portuguese: cozinheiro
Russian: Ð¿Ð¾Ð²Ð°Ñ (póvar) m, кок (kok) m ship cook
Scottish Gaelic: bruich
Slovene: kuhar m, kuharica f
Spanish: cocinero m (1), cocinera f (2)
Swahili: mpishi, wapishi pl (noun 1/2)
Swedish: kock
Telugu: à°µà°à°à°®à°¨à°¿à°·à°¿ (vantamanishi) (both gender), à°µà°à°à°µà°¾à°¡à± (vantavaadu) (male)

Derived terms
cookbook
cookery
cooking
cook the books
cook up
cookware

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive: To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  2. intransitive: Of a person, to prepare food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

#:He's in the kitchen, cooking.

  1. intransitive: Of food, to become ready for eating by the application of heat.

#:The dinner is cooking on the stove.

  1. intransitive: (colloquial) To be uncomfortably hot.

#:Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.

Translations

trans-top|prepare (food) for eating
Czech: vaÅit
Dutch: koken
Esperanto: kuiri
Ewe: Éa
Finnish: keittää, laittaa ruokaa, kokata (colloquial), tehdä ruokaa
French: cuire
German: kochen
Hebrew: ×××©× (levashel)
Hungarian: fÅz
Italian: cuocere
Japanese: æçãã (ãããããã, ryÅri-suru)
trans-mid
Jèrriais: coutchi
Kurdish: KUchar|ÚÛشت ÙÛÙاÙ
Latin: coquere
Portuguese: cozinhar
Russian: гоÑовиÑÑ (gotóvit'), ваÑиÑÑ (varít')
Slovene: kuhati / skuhati
Spanish: cocinar
Swahili: kupika
Swedish: laga mat
Telugu: à°µà°à°¡à± (vandu)
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trans-top|prepare food
Dutch: koken
Esperanto: kuiri
Ewe: Éa
Finnish: keittää, laittaa ruokaa, kokata (colloquial), tehdä ruokaa
French: cuisiner
German: kochen
Hungarian: fÅz
trans-mid
Ido: Koquadar
Italian: cucinare
Kurdish: KUchar|ÚÛشت حازرکردÙ
Russian: гоÑовиÑÑ (gotóvit')
Slovene: kuhati / skuhati
Swedish: laga mat
Telugu: à°µà°à°¡à± (vandu)
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trans-top|become ready for eating
Dutch: koken
Esperanto: kuiriÄi
Finnish: kypsyä
French: cuire
German: kochen, garen
Hebrew: ××ת××©× (lehitbashel)
Hungarian: fÅ
trans-mid
Italian: cuocere
Russian: гоÑовиÑÑÑÑ (gotóvit's'a)
Slovene: kuhati se / skuhati se
Swedish: lagas
Telugu: à°à°¡à±à°à± (uduku)
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trans-top|colloquial: be uncomfortably hot
Dutch: bakken
Finnish: paistua
German: kochend heià sein
Hungarian: forró
trans-mid
Slovene: cvreti se
Swedish: koka, stekas
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Arabic: طبخ (á¹­abaÏa)
ttbc|Indonesian: masak|memasak

Synonyms
(be uncomfortably hot): bake, boil, roast

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Category:English ergative verbs
Category:Food and Drink

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