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NOUN (2)

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: Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook]


VERB (5)

1. prepare a hot meal;
- Example: "My husband doesn't cook"

2. prepare for eating by applying heat;
- Example: "Cook me dinner, please"
- Example: "can you make me an omelette?"
- Example: "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
[syn: cook, fix, ready, make, prepare]

3. transform and make suitable for consumption by heating;
- Example: "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

4. tamper, with the purpose of deception;
- Example: "Fudge the figures"
- Example: "cook the books"
- Example: "falsify the data"
[syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent]

5. transform by heating;
- Example: "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peacock \Pea"cock`\ (p[=e]"k[o^]k`), n. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this word is from AS. pe['a], p[=a]wa, peacock, fr. L. pavo, prob. of Oriental origin; cf. Gr. taw`s, taw^s, Per. t[=a]us, t[=a]wus, Ar. t[=a]w[=u]s. See Cock the bird.] 1. (Zool.) The male of any pheasant of the genus Pavo, of which at least two species are known, native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. [1913 Webster] Note: The upper tail coverts, which are long and capable of erection, are each marked with a black spot bordered by concentric bands of brilliant blue, green, and golden colors. The common domesticated species is Pavo cristatus. The Javan peacock (Pavo muticus) is more brilliantly colored than the common species. [1913 Webster] 2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a peafowl. [1913 Webster] Peacock butterfly (Zool.), a handsome European butterfly (Hamadryas Io) having ocelli like those of peacock. Peacock fish (Zool.), the European blue-striped wrasse (Labrus variegatus); -- so called on account of its brilliant colors. Called also cook wrasse and cook. Peacock pheasant (Zool.), any one of several species of handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus Polyplectron. They resemble the peacock in color. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[=oo]k), v. i. [Of imitative origin.] To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] Constant cuckoos cook on every side. --The Silkworms (1599). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.] To throw. [Prov.Eng.] "Cook me that ball." --Grose. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), n. [AS. c[=o]c, fr. L. cocus, coquus, coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. pe`ptein, Skr. pac, and to E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious. Cf. Pumpkin.] 1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A fish, the European striped wrasse. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooked (k[oo^]kt); 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. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. i. To prepare food for the table. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cook 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: Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook] 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: cook, fix, ready, make, prepare] 3: transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes" 4: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent] 5: transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

179 Moby Thesaurus words for "cook": KO, abigail, adulterate, amah, au pair girl, ayah, bake, baker, ball up, barbecue, baste, be in heat, betweenmaid, biddy, blanch, blaze, bloom, boil, bollix, bollix up, braise, brew, broil, brown, bugger, bugger up, burn, chafe, chambermaid, chaperon, chef, chef de cuisine, chief cook, choke, coddle, combust, companion, culinarian, culinary artist, curry, defeat, devil, dish, do, do for, do in, do to perfection, doctor, duenna, electric-heat, fake, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, fire, fire up, fix, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flush, foment, foul up, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fry cook, gas-heat, gasp, gentlewoman, girl, glow, griddle, grill, gum up, handmaid, handmaiden, hash up, heat, hired girl, hot, hot up, hot-air-heat, hot-water-heat, housemaid, incandesce, juggle, kitchener, kitchenmaid, knock out, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, live-in maid, live-out maid, load, louse up, maid, maidservant, manipulate, melt, mess up, muck up, mull, nursemaid, oven-bake, overheat, pack, pan, pan-broil, pant, parboil, parch, parlormaid, pastry chef, pastrycook, plant, play hell with, play hob with, poach, preheat, prepare, prepare food, queer, radiate heat, recook, reheat, retouch, rig, roast, salt, saute, scald, scallop, scorch, screw up, scullery maid, scuttle, sear, seethe, servant girl, servitress, settle, shimmer with heat, shirr, shoot down, short-order cook, simmer, sink, smolder, smother, snafu, snarl up, sophisticate, soubrette, spark, stack, steam, stew, stifle, stir-fry, stoke up, suffocate, superheat, sweat, swelter, tamper with, tepefy, toast, torpedo, tweeny, undo, upstairs maid, waiting maid, warm, warm over, warm up, wench
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Cook 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).
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Cook -- U.S. County in Illinois Population (2000): 5376741 Housing Units (2000): 2096121 Land area (2000): 945.680365 sq. miles (2449.300798 sq. km) Water area (2000): 689.360841 sq. miles (1785.436307 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1635.041206 sq. miles (4234.737105 sq. km) Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 41.837649 N, 87.767817 W Headwords: Cook Cook, IL Cook County Cook County, IL
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Cook -- U.S. County in Minnesota Population (2000): 5168 Housing Units (2000): 4708 Land area (2000): 1450.604787 sq. miles (3757.048990 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1889.112522 sq. miles (4892.778762 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3339.717309 sq. miles (8649.827752 sq. km) Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 47.856408 N, 90.497890 W Headwords: Cook Cook, MN Cook County Cook County, MN
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Cook -- U.S. County in Georgia Population (2000): 15771 Housing Units (2000): 6558 Land area (2000): 229.018029 sq. miles (593.153947 sq. km) Water area (2000): 4.203139 sq. miles (10.886080 sq. km) Total area (2000): 233.221168 sq. miles (604.040027 sq. km) Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 31.154793 N, 83.429366 W Headwords: Cook Cook, GA Cook County Cook County, GA
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Cook, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 322 Housing Units (2000): 175 Land area (2000): 0.173598 sq. miles (0.449617 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.173598 sq. miles (0.449617 sq. km) FIPS code: 10390 Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31 Location: 40.510526 N, 96.161506 W ZIP Codes (1990): 68329 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Cook, NE Cook
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Cook, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 622 Housing Units (2000): 302 Land area (2000): 0.787253 sq. miles (2.038976 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.787253 sq. miles (2.038976 sq. km) FIPS code: 13006 Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 47.852989 N, 92.686755 W ZIP Codes (1990): 55723 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Cook, MN Cook