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English Dictionary: cook by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
cook
n
  1. someone who cooks food
  2. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Synonym(s): Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook
v
  1. prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"
  2. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    Synonym(s): cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
  3. transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
  4. tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
    Synonym(s): fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent
  5. transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peacock \Pea"cock`\, n. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this word is from
      AS. pe[a0], p[be]wa, peacock, fr. L. pavo, prob. of Oriental
      origin; cf. Gr. [?], [?], Per. t[be]us, t[be]wus, Ar.
      t[be]wu[?]s. See {Cock} the bird.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.) The male of any pheasant of the genus {Pavo},
            of which at least two species are known, native of
            Southern Asia and the East Indies.
  
      Note: The upper tail coverts, which are long and capable of
               erection, are each marked with a black spot bordered by
               concentric bands of brilliant blue, green, and golden
               colors. The common domesticated species is {Pavo
               cristatus}. The Javan peacock ({P. muticus}) is more
               brilliantly colored than the common species.
  
      2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a
            peafowl.
  
      {Peacock butterfly} (Zo[94]l.), a handsome European butterfly
            ({Hamadryas Io}) having ocelli like those of peacock.
  
      {Peacock fish} (Zo[94]l.), the European blue-striped wrasse
            ({Labrus variegatus}); -- so called on account of its
            brilliant colors. Called also {cook wrasse} and {cook}.
  
      {Peacock pheasant} (Zo[94]l.), any one of several species of
            handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus {Polyplectron}.
            They resemble the peacock in color.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cook \Cook\ (k[oomac]k), v. i. [Of imitative origin.]
      To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.]
  
               Constant cuckoos cook on every side.      --The
                                                                              Silkworms
                                                                              (1599).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cook \Cook\ (k[oocr]k), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.]
      To throw. [Prov.Eng.] [bd]Cook me that ball.[b8] --Grose.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cook \Cook\ (k[oocr]k), n. [AS. c[d3]c, fr. l. cocus, coquus,
      coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. [?], Skr. pac, and
      to E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious. Cf.
      {Pumpkin}.]
      1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one
            who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
  
      2. (Zo[94]l.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cook \Cook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooked}; p. pr & vb. n.
      {Cooking}.]
      1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
            broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
            of fire or heat.
  
      2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to
            garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook
            an account. [Colloq.]
  
                     They all of them receive the same advices from
                     abroad, and very often in the same words; but their
                     way of cooking it is so different.      --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cook \Cook\ (k[oocr]k), v. i.
      To prepare food for the table.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Cook, MN (city, FIPS 13006)
      Location: 47.85308 N, 92.68805 W
      Population (1990): 680 (308 housing units)
      Area: 2.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 55723
   Cook, NE (village, FIPS 10390)
      Location: 40.51031 N, 96.16123 W
      Population (1990): 333 (171 housing units)
      Area: 0.4 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 68329
   Cook, WA
      Zip code(s): 98605

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Cook
      a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times
      among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the
      household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very
      expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional
      cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23). Few animals,
      as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices), except for
      purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The paschal
      lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr. 35:13). Cooking
      by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31; Ex. 16:23).
      No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).
     
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