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cook·ie

also cook·y  (ko͝ok′ē)
n. pl. cook·ies
1. A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough.
2. Slang A person, usually of a specified kind: a lawyer who was a tough cookie.
3. Computers A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site.

[Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek, cake, from Middle Dutch koeke; akin to German Kuchen and Old Norse kaka, cake.]

cookie

(ˈkʊkɪ) or

cooky

n, pl -ies
1. (Cookery) US and Canadian a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): biscuit
2. (Cookery) a Scot word for bun
3. informal a person: smart cookie.
4. (Telecommunications) computing a piece of data downloaded to a computer by a website, containing details of the preferences of that computer's user which identify the user when revisiting that website
5. that's the way the cookie crumbles informal matters are inevitably or unalterably so
[C18: from Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake]

cook•ie

or cook•y

(ˈkʊk i)

n., pl. cook•ies.
1. a small, flat, sweetened cake, often round, made from stiff dough baked on a large, flat pan (cook′ie sheet`).
2. Slang. a person: a smart cookie.
3. Computers. a message, or segment of data, containing information about a user, sent by a Web server to a browser and sent back to the server each time the browser requests a Web page.
[1695–1705; < Dutch koekie, dial. variant of koekje=koek cake + -je diminutive suffix]

cookie

1. A data file that a web server stores on a user’s computer to identify the user and allow quick access the next time the user visits the server.
2. A small text file that contains information about a computer that has been used to visit a website. Some web servers send cookies to all computers that access them and these are stored on the computer’s hard drive. The next time the same computer is used to access the same website the web server for that site reads the cookie enabling it to identify the user and implement any preferences that user may have decided on during their last visit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cookie - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)cookie - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
tea biscuit, teacake - flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
dog biscuit - a hard biscuit for dogs
butter cookie - cookie containing much butter
spice cookie - cookie flavored with spices
almond cookie, almond crescent - very rich cookie containing ground almonds; usually crescent-shaped
brownie - square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap - a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
macaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
kiss - a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
ladyfinger - small finger-shaped sponge cake
anise cookie - cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
molasses cookie - very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses
oreo, oreo cookie - chocolate cookie with white cream filling
raisin-nut cookie - cookie filled with a paste of raisins and nuts
refrigerator cookie - dough formed into a roll and chilled in the refrigerator then sliced and baked
raisin cookie - cookie containing raisins
fruit bar - cookies containing chopped fruits either mixed in the dough or spread between layers of dough then baked and cut in bars
sugar cookie - cookies sprinkled with granulated sugar
oatmeal cookie - cookies containing rolled oats
chocolate chip cookie, Toll House cookie - cookies containing chocolate chips
fortune cookie - thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
gingerbread man - gingerbread cut in the shape of a person
wafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookie
granola bar - cookie bar made of granola
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.cookie - the cook on a ranch or at a campcookie - the cook on a ranch or at a camp  
cook - someone who cooks food
3.cookie - a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
session cookie - a cookie that is stored temporarily and is destroyed when you close the link
precision cookie - a cookie that is saved permanently on your hard drive
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
Translations
بَسْكَوِيتكَعْـكَـه رقيقَـه مُسَطَّـحـه
sušenkakoláček
småkagecookiekiks
keksi
biscuitgalettetémoin de connexion
keks
aprósüteménysüteménysütiteasütemény
ビスケット
비스킷
tešlainis
cepums
piškot
kex
ขนมปังกรอบ
bánh quy

cookie

[ˈkʊkɪ] N
1. (esp US) (= biscuit) → galleta f
that's the way the cookie crumblesasí es la vida
2. (= person) → tipo/a m/f, tío/a m/f
she's a smart cookiees una chica lista
a tough cookieun tío duro
3. (Internet) → cookie f

cookie

[ˈkʊki] n
(US)biscuit m, petit gâteau m sec
to be a tough cookie → être un(e) dur(e) à cuire
(COMPUTING)cookie mcookie cutter n (US)emporte-pièce m inv

cookie

, cooky
n
(US: = biscuit) → Keks m, → Plätzchen nt; that’s the way the cookie crumbles (inf: also Brit) → so ist das nun mal (im Leben), das ist der Lauf der Welt or der Dinge; to get caught with one’s hands in the cookie jar (fig inf)ertappt werden (inf)
(inf: = smart person) → Typ m; he’s a pretty tough cookieer ist ein ziemlich zäher Typ; smart cookiecleveres Köpfchen
(Comput) → Cookie nt

cookie

[ˈkʊkɪ] n (Am) (biscuit) → biscotto

cookie

(ˈkuki) noun
(American) a biscuit.

cookie

بَسْكَوِيت sušenka kiks Keks μπισκότο galleta keksi biscuit keks biscotto ビスケット 비스킷 biscuit kjeks herbatnik bolacha печенье kex ขนมปังกรอบ bisküvi bánh quy 饼干

cookie

n galleta
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