from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room or an area equipped for preparing and cooking food.
- n. A style of cooking; cuisine: a restaurant with a fine French kitchen.
- n. A staff that prepares, cooks, and serves food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A room or area for preparing food.
- n. An admixture of languages spoken to convey meaning between non-native speakers.
- n. The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.
- n. Cuisine.
- n. The percussion section of an orchestra.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room equipped for cooking food; the room of a house, restaurant, or other building appropriated to cookery.
- n. A utensil for roasting meat.
- n. The staff that works in a kitchen.
- transitive v. To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room in which food is cooked; an apartment of a house fitted with the necessary apparatus for cooking.
- n. In Scotland and Ireland, anything eaten by way of relish with bread, potatoes, porridge, or whatever forms the substantial part of a meal.
- n. A child's toy.
- To entertain with the fare of the kitchen; furnish food to.
- To serve as kitchen for; give a relish to; season; render palatable.
- To use (food) as kitchen
- n. In metallurgy, the space between the fire and line-bridges of a reverberatory furnace in which the work is performed. Also called the laboratory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room equipped for preparing meals
Middle English kichene, from Old English cycene, probably from Vulgar Latin *cocīna, from Late Latin coquīna, from feminine of Latin coquīnus, of cooking, from coquus, cook, from coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English kitchen, kichene, kuchen, from Old English cycen, cycene ("kitchen"), from Proto-Germanic *kukinōn (“kitchen”), probably a borrowing of Vulgar Latin cucīna ("kitchen"), from coquō ("cook", v), from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (“to cook, become ripe”). More at cook. (Wiktionary)