1. [ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat
Synonyms: prepare fix ready make

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking
2. [ verb ] (food) prepare a hot meal

"My husband doesn't cook"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material cooking
3. [ noun ] (work,food) someone who cooks food
Related terms: skilled_worker cookie fannie_farmer preserver roaster seasoner fry_cook chef
4. [ verb ] (food) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

Related terms: change_integrity bake roast boil brown fry grill poach pressure-cook fricassee overcook stew souse braise steam blanch microwave steam coddle
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 56
6. [ verb ] transform by heating

"The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

Related terms: change
7. [ noun ] (nautical,geography) English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
Synonyms: captain_james_cook james_cook captain_cook
Related terms: navigator
8. [ verb ] fake or falsify
Synonyms: manipulate fake falsify wangle misrepresent fudge

"Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"

Related terms: cheat juggle fabricate fake imposter misrepresentation falsifier misrepresentaation falsification fakery
Similar spelling:   Cooks