Definition of Eating

1. Noun. The act of consuming food.

Definition of Eating

1. n. The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.

Definition of Eating

1. Verb. (present participle of eat) ¹

2. Adjective. Suitable to be eaten without being cooked ¹

3. Noun. the act of consuming food ¹

4. Noun. food, comestibles ¹

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Definition of Eating

1. the act of consuming food [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eating

1. 1. The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding. 2. Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating. Eating house, a house where cooked provisions are sold, to be eaten on the premises. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eating

eatin' like a bird
eating (current term)
eating apple
eating away
eating disorder
eating disorders
eating epilepsy
eating establishment
eating establishments
eating for two
eating house
eating irons
eating like a bird
eating like a horse
eating one's seed corn
eating one's words

Literary usage of Eating

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"During all three sessions, each instance of eating and drinking was recorded for ... No significant increase in eating was found in any of the conditions, ..."

2. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"In Fiji persons who suspected others of plotting against them avoided eating in their presence, or were careful to leave no fragment of food behind. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"Having put himself in communication with Dr. Lorenz, formerly of Salzburg, that gentleman informed him that the practice of arsenic-eating was well known to ..."

4. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, ... 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. ..."

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