Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cooker: Slow cooker


1. One that cooks, especially a utensil or an appliance for cooking.
2. A person employed to operate cooking apparatuses in the commercial preparation of food and drink.


1. (Cookery) an apparatus, usually of metal and heated by gas, electricity, oil, or solid fuel, for cooking food; stove
2. (Cookery) Brit any large sour apple used in cooking


(ˈkʊk ər)

1. an appliance or utensil for cooking: pressure cooker.
2. a person employed in certain industrial processes, as in brewing or distilling, to operate cooking apparatus.


1. 'cooker'

A cooker is a metal oven and hot plate that you use for boiling, grilling, or roasting food.

The food was warming in a saucepan on the cooker.

In American English, this machine is called a range.

Can you cook fried chicken on an electric range?
2. 'cook'

A cook is someone who cooks meals as their job.

They had a butler, a cook, and a maid.

You can also describe someone's ability to cook by using cook with an adjective. For example, you can say that someone is a good cook or a bad cook.

Abigail is an excellent cook.

Be Careful!
Don't refer to a person who cooks meals as a 'cooker'. Don't say, for example, 'Abigail is an excellent cooker'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cooker - a utensil for cookingcooker - a utensil for cooking    
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
Crock Pot - A trademark used for an electric cooker that maintains a relatively low temperature
popper - a container for cooking popcorn
تُفّاح للطَّـبْـخجِـهـاز الـطَّبْـخمَوْقِد
sporákvařičpotravina k vaření
eldunartæki, hellaepli til matreiîslu
요리 기구
potravina na varenie
ocakyemeklik elma vsfırın


[ˈkʊkəʳ] N
1. (Brit) (= stove) → cocina f, horno m (esp LAm) (US) → olla f para cocinar
gas/electric cookercocina f de gas/eléctrica
2. (= cooking apple) → manzana f para cocer


[ˈkʊkər] ncuisinière f gas cooker


(esp Brit: = stove) → Herd m
(= apple)Kochapfel m


[ˈkʊkəʳ] n (stove) → cucina (elettrodomestico); (cooking apple) → mela da cuocere


(kuk) verb
to prepare (food) or become ready by heating. She cooked the chicken; The chicken is cooking in the oven.
a person who cooks, especially for a living. She was employed as a cook at the embassy.
ˈcooker noun
1. an apparatus on which food is cooked; a stove. She has an electric cooker.
2. an apple etc used in cooking, not for eating raw.
ˈcookery noun
the art or practice of cooking food. She was taught cookery at school; (also adjective) cookery classes.
ˈcookery-book noun
(American ˈcook-book) a book of instructions on how to prepare and cook various dishes.
cook up
to invent or make up a false story etc. He cooked up a story about his car having broken down.


مَوْقِد sporák komfur Herd κουζίνα cocina, estufa liesi cuisinière štednjak fornello 料理用レンジ 요리 기구 fornuis komfyr kuchenka fogão кухонная плита spis เตาหุงอาหาร ocak bếp 炊具
References in classic literature ?
Thus, a mongrel semblance to a cooker spaniel of a dog was tried out for several days as a pony-rider who would leap through paper hoops from the pony's back, and return upon the back again.
Soldiers scattered over the whole place were dragging logs and brushwood and were building shelters with merry chatter and laughter; around the fires sat others, dressed and undressed, drying their shirts and leg bands or mending boots or overcoats and crowding round the boilers and porridge cookers.
Up and coming country music artist and avid Crock-Pot[R] slow cooker user, Sarah Darling has stepped up to lead the challenge and will help kick off Crocktober with Crock-Star Confessions.
The cooker is simple to use, and it makes preparing some of my favorite suppers after work a most delicious 'fast food' experience," he says.
The inventor of the slow cooker was one of the tribe.
In the 1970s, Barbara Kerr, an inventor in Arizona, developed an inexpensive solar cooker made from cardboard boxes and later helped launch the non-profit organization now known as Solar Cookers International (SCI).
A COUPLE got a nasty shock when they had a smart meter installed - and their gas cooker was condemned in the process.
When I went to check electric cookers, I found out that we will require a socket with approximately 40 ampere rating to use the cooker in its full capacity, that is for using all the burners when required," said an Indian electrical engineer living in phase two.
The first bombing used a relatively rudimentary pipe bomb, however, the second bombing used a significantly more intricate pressure cooker bomb.
All Pakistani dishes including prathas and chapatti can be prepared on concentrated type cooker in the same time interval as taken by a conventional single stove gas cooker, he added.
100 Kg),Rice Cooker,Tilting Kadahi,Stainless steel food serving trays with compartments,Electric Blender/Mixer/Grinder,Cooking vessels aluminium,Cooking vessels aluminium, Cooking vessels aluminium,Cooking vessels aluminium,Cooking vessels aluminium,Pressure Cooker,Pressure Cooker,Pressure Cooker,Pressure Cooker,Pressure Cooker,Pressure Cooker,Cooking vessels aluminium,Knives (for vegetables),Knives (for bread)etc
This aligned with their enviable reputation in the market place means they are able to offer a finished cooker that will match not only the beauty of a new pristine Aga cooker, but the efficiency and quality will not be compromised either.