Webster's Dictionary, 1913
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
; present participle & verbal noun Cooeying
.] To call out cooee .
I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. E. Giles.
(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.
[ Anglo-Saxon cōc
, from l. cocus
, from coquere
to cook; akin to Greek ..., Sanskrit pac
, and to English apricot
. 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.
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.
Cook (kok) intransitive verb To prepare food for the table.
(-bok`) noun A book of directions and receipts for cooking; a cookery book.
"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.
; 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.
[ 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. 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 . 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. 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.
Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket. 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. 2. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
Luke xvi. 24.
We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts. 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, 2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.
the whilst his iron did on the anvil cool .
I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I should cool .
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. 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 .
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.
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
, 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
, 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.
[ 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
, 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.
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.
The contempt of all other knowledge . . . coops the understanding up within narrow bounds. 2. To work upon in the manner of a cooper.
[ Obsolete] "Shaken tubs . . . be new cooped
." Holland. Syn.
-- To crowd; confine; imprison.
(kō*pē") noun See Coupe .
[ Obsolete], Johnson.
(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.
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.
Coopery vessels made of wood.
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.
[ 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. 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.
Each of the hundred was to coöpt three others.