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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat;
- Example: "cooking can be a great art"
- Example: "people are needed who have experience in cookery"
- Example: "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
[syn: cooking, cookery, preparation]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

cooking \cooking\ n. 1. the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared; cookery. Syn: cookery, cuisine, culinary art. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat. [WordNet 1.5]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cooking n 1: 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" [syn: cooking, cookery, preparation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "cooking": a la mode, calefaction, dielectric heating, electric heating, electronic heating, furnace heating, gas heating, heat exchange, heating, hot-air heating, increase of temperature, induction heating, insolation, oil heating, panel heating, radiant heating, recalescence, steam heating, stroganoff, superheating, tepefaction, torrefaction, warming