Cook v. i. To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.]
Constant cuckoos cook on every side. --The Silkworms (1599).
Cook v. t. To throw. [Prov.Eng.] “Cook me that ball.”
1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
2. Zool. A fish, the European striped wrasse.
Cook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooked p. pr & vb. n. Cooking.]
1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.
2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook an account. [Colloq.]
They all of them receive the same advices from abroad, and very often in the same words; but their way of cooking it is so different. --Addison.
Cook v. i. To prepare food for the table.
n 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
v 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,
a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times
among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the
household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very
expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional
cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23). Few animals,
as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices), except for
purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The paschal
lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr. 35:13). Cooking
by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31; Ex. 16:23).
No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).