cook·​ing | \ ˈku̇-kiŋ How to pronounce cooking (audio) \

Definition of cooking

: suitable for or used in cooking cooking apples

Examples of cooking in a Sentence

Cooking time is about 20 minutes. I've been taking cooking classes.
Recent Examples on the Web While many air fryers have round basket designs, the Cosori is more square to help add more cooking space without increasing its footprint on your countertop. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Air Fryers for Healthier, Crispy Food," 21 Jan. 2021 Check out the complete pasta video and see more cooking videos below. Mike Rose, cleveland, "How to shape every kind of pasta (video)," 1 Dec. 2020 Others bordered on the more satirical side, such as a cooking scene involving dirt and grass, and an election campaign scene featuring crabs versus lobsters. James T. Norman,, "Libertyville High School students perform play using Zoom," 23 Nov. 2020 Unfortunately, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, venturing down to the kind kitchen of a Louisiana mamaw for a little cooking lesson is out of the question. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This Louisiana Grandma Shares Her Recipes on YouTube With the Motto: "Pray, Cook and Repeat"," 9 Nov. 2020 Mr Minev’s experience at a cooking-gas firm, also owned by his family, showed him how challenging the Amazon’s logistics could be. The Economist, "Bundles in the jungle How e-commerce works in the Amazon rainforest," 5 Nov. 2020 Puree, adding a little more cooking liquid or water as needed to make a smooth, light sauce. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Enfrijoladas al Estilo de Oaxaca (Enchiladas with Bean-Chile Sauce Oaxaca Style)," 9 Sep. 2020 The latest round of excavations has recovered cooking pits and animal bones—remnants of meats prepared for figurines representing Odin, Thor, Freyr and other Norse gods. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ruins of Eighth-Century Pagan Temple Found in Norway," 16 Oct. 2020 Fold in reserved cooking water to thin, if necessary. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Horseradish–Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cooking

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cooking was circa 1813

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27 Jan 2021

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“Cooking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cooking

: suitable for or used in cooking : involving or having to do with cooking

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