Definition of kitchen
1 : a place (such as a room) with cooking facilities
2 : the personnel that prepares, cooks, and serves food
3 : cuisine
Examples of kitchen in a Sentence
They want a house with a large kitchen.
Recent Examples of kitchen from the Web
The counter in the galley kitchen is made of red Formica, which goes with the floor.
Khrushchevkas have no elevators; each apartment unit consists of one to three rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and at times a balcony.
That’s right; the Godfather maestro himself will be in the kitchen with the pasta and contorni.
This three bedroom, two full bathroom home includes a large kitchen, custom cabinets, a covered deck overlooking the backyard, separate dining room with large windows, walk-in closets and access to a private five acre lake for fishing.
This time, fewer rodent territory markings — one dry dropping next to the walk in cooler and two dry droppings in the kitchen next to the hot water heater — meant only a warning.
Anyone who likes to cook probably walks around the kitchen accompanied by a chorus of instructions gleaned from years of standing stove-side with Grandma or sitting couch-side with Ina.
BAKERY/RESTAURANT HYBRIDS Toast plate at Baker Miller Three slices of bread ($6), all different types, will be lightly toasted in the open kitchen at this Lincoln Square spot.
Then raw sewage started flowing out of the kitchen sink.
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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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