kitchen

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noun kitch·en \ˈki-chən\

Definition of kitchen

  1. 1 :  a place (as a room) with cooking facilities

  2. 2 :  the personnel that prepares, cooks, and serves food

  3. 3 :  cuisine

Examples of kitchen in a sentence

  1. 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

kitchen

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noun kitch·en \ˈki-chən\

Definition of kitchen for English Language Learners

  • : a room in which food is cooked


KITCHEN Defined for Kids

kitchen

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noun kitch·en \ˈki-chən\

Definition of kitchen for Students

  1. :  a room in which food is prepared and cooking is done



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