Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Cooey, Cooee noun [ Of imitative origin.] A peculiar whistling sound made by the Australian aborigenes as a call or signal. [ Written also cooie .]

Cooey, Cooee intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cooeyed or Cooeed ; present participle & verbal noun Cooeying or Cooeeing .] To call out cooee . [ Australia]

I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach.
E. Giles.

Cook (kōk) intransitive verb [ Of imitative origin.] To make the noise of the cuckoo. [ Obsolete or R.]

Constant cuckoos cook on every side.
The Silkworms (1599).

Cook (kok) transitive verb [ Etymol. unknown.] To throw. [ Prov.Eng.] " Cook me that ball." Grose.

Cook (kok) noun [ Anglo-Saxon cōc , from l. cocus , coquus , coquus , from coquere to cook; akin to Greek ..., Sanskrit pac , and to English apricot , biscuit , concoct , dyspepsia , precocious . Confer Pumpkin .]
1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.

2. (Zoology) A fish, the European striped wrasse.

Cook transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cooked ; p. pr & verbal noun 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.

Cook (kok) intransitive verb To prepare food for the table.

Cookbook (-bok`) noun A book of directions and receipts for cooking; a cookery book. [ U.S.]

"Just How": a key to the cookbooks .
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.

Cookee (kok*ē") noun A female cook. [ R.]

Cookery (kok"ẽr*ȳ) noun
1. The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat.

2. A delicacy; a dainty. [ Obsolete] R. North.

Cookey, Cookie noun See Cooky .

Cookmaid noun A female servant or maid who dresses provisions and assists the cook.

Cookroom noun A room for cookery; a kitchen; the galley or caboose of a ship. Sir W. Raleigh.

Cookshop noun An eating house. "A subterranean cookshop ." Macaulay.

Cooky noun ; plural Cookies . [ Confer Dutch koek cake, dim. koekje ; akin to German kuchen , English cake ; or confer Middle English coket , probably , a sort of cake, and probably of French origin.] A small, flat, sweetened cake of various kinds.

Cool adjective [ Compar. Cooler ; superl. Coolest .] [ Anglo-Saxon cōl ; akin to Dutch koel , German kühl , Old High German chouli, Danish kölig , Swedish kylig , also to Anglo-Saxon calan to be cold, Icelandic kala . See Cold , and confer Chill .]
1. Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.

Fanned with cool winds.
Milton.

2. Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.

For a patriot, too cool .
Goldsmith.

3. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.

4. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.

5. Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.

Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
Hawthorne.

6. Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

He had lost a cool hundred.
Fielding.

Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket.
Dickens.

Syn. -- Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed; repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.

Cool noun A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.

Cool transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cooled ; present participle & verbal noun Cooling .]
1. To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.

Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
Luke xvi. 24.

2. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.

We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.
Shak.

To cool the heels , to dance attendance; to wait, as for admission to a patron's house. [ Colloq.] Dryden.

Cool intransitive verb
1. To become less hot; to lose heat.

I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
the whilst his iron did on the anvil cool .
Shak.

2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.

I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I should cool .
Congreve.

Cool-headed adjective Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion. -- Cool"- head`ed*ness , noun

Cooler noun That which cools, or abates heat or excitement.

if acid things were used only as coolers , they would not be so proper in this case.
Arbuthnot.

2. Anything in or by which liquids or other things are cooled, as an ice chest, a vessel for ice water, etc.

Coolie noun Same as Cooly .

Cooling p. adjective Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat. "The cooling brook." Goldsmith.

Cooling card , something that dashes hopes. [ Obsolete] -- Cooling time (Law) , such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances of the case in view, to produce a subsiding of passion previously provoked. Wharton.

Coolish adjective Somewhat cool.

The nights began to grow a little coolish .
Goldsmith.

Coolly adjective Coolish; cool. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Coolly adverb In a cool manner; without heat or excessive cold; without passion or ardor; calmly; deliberately; with indifference; impudently.

Coolness noun
1. The state of being cool; a moderate degree of cold; a moderate degree, or a want, of passion; want of ardor, zeal, or affection; calmness.

2. Calm impudence; self-possession. [ Colloq.]

Coolung noun [ From the native name.] (Zoology) The great gray crane of India ( Grus cinerea ). [ Also written coolen and cullum .]

Cooly, Coolie noun ; plural Coolies . [ Hind. k...lī a laborer, porter: confer Turk. k...l , ky...leh , slave.] An East Indian porter or carrier; a laborer transported from the East Indies, China, or Japan, for service in some other country.

Coom noun [ Confer German kahm mold gathered on liquids, Dutch kam , Swedish kimrök pine soot, smoke black, Icelandic kām grime, film of dirt.] Soot; coal dust; refuse matter, as the dirty grease which comes from axle boxes, or the refuse at the mouth of an oven. Phillips. Bailey.

Coomb noun [ Anglo-Saxon cumb a liquid measure, perhaps from Late Latin cumba boat, tomb of stone, from Greek ... hollow of a vessel, cup, boat, but confer German kumpf bowl.] A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter. [ Written also comb .]

Coomb, Coombe noun [ See Comb , Combe , in this sense.] A hollow in a hillside. [ Prov. Eng.] See Comb , Combe .

Coon noun (Zoology) A raccoon. See Raccoon .

Cooncan noun [ Corrupt of conquian .] A game of cards derived from conquian, played by two or more players with one or two full packs of cards.

Coontie noun (Botany) A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the Zamia integrifolia , from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared.

Coop (kōp) noun [ Confer Anglo-Saxon cypa a measure, Dutch kuip tub, Icelandic kupa bowl, German kufe coop tub; all from Latin cupa vat, tub, Late Latin cupa , copa , cup. See Cup , and confer Keeve .]


1. A barrel or cask for liquor. [ Obsolete] Johnson.

2. An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially, a grated box for confining poultry.

3. A cart made close with boards; a tumbrel. [ Scotch]

Coop transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cooped ; present participle & verbal noun Cooping .] To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up , sometimes by in .

The Trojans cooped within their walls so long.
Dryden.

The contempt of all other knowledge . . . coops the understanding up within narrow bounds.
Locke.

2. To work upon in the manner of a cooper. [ Obsolete] "Shaken tubs . . . be new cooped ." Holland.

Syn. -- To crowd; confine; imprison.

Coopee (kō*pē") noun See Coupe . [ Obsolete], Johnson.

Cooper (kop"ẽr; 277) noun [ From Coop .] One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.

Cooper transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Coopered ; present participle & verbal noun Coopering .] To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.

Cooperage noun
1. Work done by a cooper.

2. The price paid for coopers' work.

3. A place where coopers' work is done.

Coopering noun Work done by a cooper in making or repairing barrels, casks, etc.; the business of a cooper.

Coopery adjective Relating to a cooper; coopered. [ Obsolete]

Coopery vessels made of wood.
Holland.

Coopery noun The occupation of a cooper. Crabb.

Coöperant adjective [ Confer French coopérant .] Operating together; as, coöperant forces.

Coöperate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Coöperated ; present participle & verbal noun Coöperating .] [ Latin coöperatus , past participle of coöperari to coöperate; co + operari to work, opus work. See Operate .] To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect.

Whate'er coöperates to the common mirth.
Crashaw.

Coöperation noun [ Latin coöperatio : confer French coopération .]
1. The act of coöperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor.

Not holpen by the coöperation of angels.
Bacon.

2. (Polit. Econ.) The association of a number of persons for their benefit.

Coöperative adjective Operating jointly to the same end.

Coöperative society , a society established on the principle of a joint-stock association, for the production of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital among its members. -- Coöperative store , a store established by a coöperative society, where the members make their purchases and share in the profits or losses.

Coöperator noun [ Latin : confer French coopérateur .] One who labors jointly with others to promote the same end. " Coöperators with the truth." Boyle.

Coöpt transitive verb [ See Coöptate . Confer French coopter .] To choose or elect in concert with another. [ R.]

Each of the hundred was to coöpt three others.
Jowett (Thucyd.).