AskDefine | Define cook

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who cooks food
2 English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779) [syn: James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook]


1 prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"
2 prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: fix, ready, make, prepare]
3 transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
4 transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
5 fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, wangle, misrepresent]

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Proper noun

  1. an English occupational name (surname) for a cook, or a seller of cooked food

Extensive Definition

Cook may refer to:
In geography:
cook in Catalan: Cook
cook in German: Cook
cook in Spanish: Cook
cook in French: Cook
cook in Italian: Cook
cook in Hebrew: קוק
cook in Japanese: クック
cook in Dutch: Cook
cook in Polish: Cook
cook in Romanian: Cook (dezambiguizare)
cook in Swedish: Cook
cook in Volapük: Cook

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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