1. cooking

noun. ['ˈkʊkɪŋ'] the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat.


  • roasting
  • frying
  • braising
  • stewing
  • cuisine
  • baking
  • grilling
  • preparation
  • poaching
  • simmering
  • change of state
  • percolation
  • cookery
  • tenderisation
  • tenderization
  • boiling
  • browning
  • fusion cooking
  • broiling
  • broil
  • seasoning
  • toasting
  • culinary art


  • cold
  • inactivity
  • ready
  • resolution


  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cook (English)
  • coken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Cooking

  • brooking
  • looking
  • hooking
  • booking

Sentences with cooking

1. Noun, singular or mass
Paneer has been a part of cooking in the Indian subcontinent since 6000 B.C.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
They will dissolve while the meat is cooking.

3. Adjective
Prepare the ceiling for painting by washing it with a cleaner to remove any cooking oil or nicotine stains.

Quotes about cooking

1. In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
- Julia Child

2. I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking.
- Heston Blumenthal

3. I wish my stove came with a Save As button like Word has. That way I could experiment with my cooking and not fear ruining my dinner.
- Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life