Pronunciation: (kook'ing), [key]
1. the act of a person or thing that cooks.
2. the art or practice of preparing food; cookery.
1. used in preparing foods: a cooking utensil.
2. fit to eat when cooked (distinguished from eating): cooking apples.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.