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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kog, kawg]
    • /kɒg, kɔg/
    • /ˈkɒɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kog, kawg]
    • /kɒg, kɔg/

Definitions of cog word

  • countable noun cog A cog is a wheel with square or triangular teeth around the edge, which is used in a machine to turn another wheel or part. 3
  • noun cog any of the teeth or projections on the rim of a gearwheel or sprocket 3
  • noun cog a gearwheel, esp a small one 3
  • noun cog a person or thing playing a small part in a large organization or process 3
  • verb cog to roll (cast-steel ingots) to convert them into blooms 3
  • verb cog to cheat (in a game, esp dice), as by loading a dice 3

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Origin of cog

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-50; Middle English cogge, probably < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian kugg cog

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Parts of speech for Cog


cog popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for cog

noun cog

  • prong — one of the pointed tines of a fork.
  • wheel — a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axis, as on or in vehicles or machinery.
  • gear — Machinery. a part, as a disk, wheel, or section of a shaft, having cut teeth of such form, size, and spacing that they mesh with teeth in another part to transmit or receive force and motion. an assembly of such parts. one of several possible arrangements of such parts in a mechanism, as an automobile transmission, for affording different relations of torque and speed between the driving and the driven machinery, or for permitting the driven machinery to run in either direction: first gear; reverse gear. a mechanism or group of parts performing one function or serving one purpose in a complex machine: steering gear.
  • transmission — the act or process of transmitting.
  • tooth — (in most vertebrates) one of the hard bodies or processes usually attached in a row to each jaw, serving for the prehension and mastication of food, as weapons of attack or defense, etc., and in mammals typically composed chiefly of dentin surrounding a sensitive pulp and covered on the crown with enamel.

Antonyms for cog

noun cog

  • methodic — performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person.
  • coordination — Coordination means organizing the activities of two or more groups so that they work together efficiently and know what the others are doing.
  • system — an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole: a mountain system; a railroad system.
  • modus — (legal, obsolete) The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.

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