Last modified on 9 July 2014, at 07:13

cooking

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cook +‎ -ing. The noun and adjective follow from the verb.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cooking (not comparable)

  1. (informal) In progress, happening.
    The project took a few days to gain momentum, but by the end of the week, things were really cooking.

NounEdit

cooking (countable and uncountable, plural cookings)

  1. The process of preparing food by using heat.
  2. (by extension) The process of preparing food.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 6, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]
  3. (by extension) The result of that process, a meal.
    • I missed my mum's cooking while I was at university.
  4. The style or genre of food preparation; cookery.

SynonymsEdit

(style or genre of food preparation): cuisine

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

cooking

  1. Present participle of cook.