Meaning of COOKING in English
/kook"ing/ , n.
1. the act of a person or thing that cooks.
2. the art or practice of preparing food; cookery.
3. used in preparing foods: a cooking utensil.
4. fit to eat when cooked (distinguished from eating ): cooking apples.
[ 1635-45; COOK 1 + -ING 1 , -ING 2 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012