- an English occupational name (surname) for a cook, or a seller of cooked food
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- A person who prepares food for a living.
- Dutch: kok (1), kokkin (2)
- French: chef
- German: Koch (1), Kí¶chin (2)
- Italian: cuoco , cuoca
- Spanish: cocinero (1), cocinera (2)
- (transitive): To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
- (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.
- (intransitive): Of food, to become ready for eating by the application of heat.
- The dinner is cooking on the stove.
- (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.
Etymology: Old English cocOld English, cÅc, from Latin cocus. Similar forms in the continental Germanic languages (German Koch etc.) represent earlier borrowings.
- Dutch: bakken
- French: cuire
- German: kochend heií� sein
- Italian: cuocere
- Spanish: cocinar
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