What is the difference between cook and boil?

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Boil is a hyponym of cook.


In context|transitive|lang=en terms the difference between cook and boil

is that cook is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients while boil is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

In context|intransitive|lang=en terms the difference between cook and boil

is that cook is {{context|intransitive|lang=en}} to be being cooked while boil is {{context|intransitive|lang=en}} of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.

As nouns the difference between cook and boil

is that cook is {{context|cooking|lang=en}} a person who prepares food for a living while boil is a localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection or boil can be the point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.

As verbs the difference between cook and boil

is that cook is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients or cook can be {{context|obsolete|rare|lang=en}} to make the noise of the cuckoo or cook can be {{context|uk|dialect|obsolete|lang=en}} to throw while boil is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

cook

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) . The verb is from (etyl) coken, from the noun.

Noun

(wikipedia cook) (en noun)
  • (cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
  • (cooking) The head cook of a manor house
  • (slang) One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.
  • Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab.
  • * Mel Bradshaw, Victim Impact
  • By late October, the pressure on the Dark Arrows' ecstasy cook had eased. Other suppliers had moved in with product.
  • * 2011 , Mackenzie Phillips, High on Arrival
  • Owsley Stanley was a pioneer LSD cook , and the Purple Owsley pill from his now-defunct lab was Dad's prized possession, a rare, potent, druggie collector's item, the alleged inspiration for the Hendrix song “Purple Haze.”
  • A fish, the European striped wrasse.
  • Synonyms
    * (food preparation for a living) chef
    Hyponyms
    * (food preparation for a living) cordon bleu
    Coordinate terms
    (food preparation for a living) * sous-chef * line cook * prep cook * chef (head cook of a manor house) * scullery maid * kitchen maid
    Derived terms
    * cookbook * cookery * cooking * cook the books * cook up * cookware

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  • I'm cooking bangers and mash.
  • To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  • He's in the kitchen, cooking .
  • To be being cooked.
  • The dinner is cooking on the stove.
  • (figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
  • Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
  • (slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
  • ''I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
  • To concoct or prepare.
  • * 2006 , Frank Spalding, Methamphetamine: The Dangers of Crystal Meth (page 47)
  • The process of cooking meth can leave residue on surfaces all over the home, exposing all of its occupants to the drug.
  • To tamper with or alter; to cook up.
  • * Addison
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    * (to be uncomfortably hot) bake, stew * (hold on to a grenade) cook off
    Hypernyms
    * (to prepare or plan something) concoct, contrive, devise, make up, plan, prepare
    Hyponyms
    * Troponyms : bake, barbecue, boil, braise, fry, grill, microwave, poach, roast, scramble, steam, stew * See also

    Etymology 2

    Imitative.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
  • * 1599 , The Silkworms
  • Constant cuckoos cook on every side.

    Etymology 3

    Unknown.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.
  • * Grose
  • Cook me that ball.
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    boil

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bile, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
  • Synonyms
    * abscess * carbuncle * cyst * furuncle * pimple * pustule

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
  • Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil .
  • A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
  • (rare, nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
  • Boil some water in a pan.
  • (intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
  • Boil the eggs for two minutes.
    Is the rice boiling yet?
  • Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
  • Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
  • (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
  • It’s boiling outside!
  • (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
  • I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
  • To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
  • to boil sugar or salt
  • (obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense cannot inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.
  • To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
  • the boiling waves of the sea
  • * Bible, Job xii. 31
  • He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
  • To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
  • His blood boils with anger.
  • * Surrey
  • Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
    Synonyms
    * (of a liquid) seethe, well, plaw ; see also * (of the weather) be baking]], be scorching, [[swelter, be sweltering * (of a person) be seething]], be baking, [[stew, be stewing
    Antonyms
    * (of a liquid) condense * (of the weather) be freezing * (of a person) be freezing
    Derived terms
    * boil away * boil down * boil down to * boil off * boil over * go off the boil * hard-boiled * make someone's blood boil * parboil * pot boiler * slow boil * soft-boiled
    See also
    * bake * condense * freeze * fry * grill * poach * steam