Definition of kitchen
1 : a place (as a room) with cooking facilities
2 : the personnel that prepares, cooks, and serves food
3 : cuisine
Examples of kitchen in a sentence
She wants a house with a large kitchen.
Did You Know?
Although a room where food is cooked is called a kitchen, the words cook and kitchen are so different that it is surprising to learn that they both come from the same source. Both words can be traced to the Latin verb coquere, meaning “to cook.” The connection between coquere and cook is easy to see, but kitchen has a more involved history. From the verb coquere came the later Latin noun coquina, meaning “a kitchen.” With some changes in pronunciation, coquina came into Old English as cycene. This became Middle English kichene and finally modern English kitchen.
Origin and Etymology of kitchen
Middle English kichene, from Old English cycene, from Late Latin coquina, from Latin coquere to cook — more at cook
First Known Use: before 12th century
KITCHEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kitchen for English Language Learners
: a room in which food is cooked
KITCHEN Defined for Kids
Definition of kitchen for Students
: a room in which food is prepared and cooking is done
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