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Cookery and Cooking Definitions

Cookery

The art or practice of preparing food.

Cooking

To prepare (food) for eating by applying heat.

Cookery

A place for cooking.

Cooking

To prepare or treat by heating
Slowly cooked the medicinal mixture.

Cookery

The art and practice of preparing food for consumption, especially by the application of heat; cooking.
Henry was not very good at cookery and most of his meals ended up burned.
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Cooking

(Slang) To alter or falsify so as to make a more favorable impression; doctor
Disreputable accountants who were paid to cook the firm's books.

Cookery

(obsolete) A delicacy; a dainty.

Cooking

To prepare food for eating by applying heat.

Cookery

(archaic) Cooking tools or apparatus.

Cooking

To undergo application of heat especially for the purpose of later ingestion.
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Cookery

(archaic) A place where cooking is done.

Cooking

(Slang) To happen, develop, or take place
What's cooking in town?.

Cookery

The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat; cooking.

Cooking

(Slang) To proceed or perform very well
The band really got cooking after midnight.

Cookery

A delicacy; a dainty.
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Cooking

A person who prepares food for eating.

Cookery

The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat;
Cooking can be a great art
People are needed who have experience in cookery
He left the preparation of meals to his wife

Cooking

(uncountable) The process of preparing food by using heat.

Cooking

An instance of preparing food by using heat.

Cooking

The result of preparing food by using heat.

Cooking

(uncountable) One's ability to prepare food; cookery.
My cooking isn't very good. I don't have any idea how to prepare a good meal.
I missed my mum's cooking while I was at university.

Cooking

(uncountable) The style or genre of food preparation.
What you've produced is a perfect example of authentic Chinese cooking.

Cooking

(uncountable) The cheapest available beer for sale in a public house; cooking bitter or cooking lager.

Cooking

Designed for culinary purposes
I filled the cooking pot with water
I put a lid on the cooking pan

Cooking

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

Cooking

Present participle of cook

Cooking

The practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared; cookery.

Cooking

The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat.

Cooking

The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat;
Cooking can be a great art
People are needed who have experience in cookery
He left the preparation of meals to his wife

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