eating

eating
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. consuming, consumption, devouring, dining, feasting on, gorging on, feeding on, biting, chewing, masticating, breakfasting, lunching, supping, snacking, nibbling, munching, banqueting, eating out, dining out, having a meal, having a bite, having a snack, having a coffee, taking a lunch break, taking tea, partaking of food, breaking bread, enjoying a meal, enjoying a repast, taking refreshment, bolting, swallowing, gulping down, gobbling, stuffing oneself, overeating, gluttony, binging, gourmandise, overindulgence, putting on the feed bag*, doing a meal full justice*, pigging out*, noshing*; see also digestion .

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  • eating — [ēt′iŋ] n. 1. the action of a person or thing that eats 2. something edible, with reference to its quality as food adj. 1. that eats or consumes 2. good for eating uncooked [eating apples] 3. used for eating or dining [eating utensils, an eating… …   English World dictionary

  • Eating — Eat ing, n. 1. The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding. [1913 Webster] 2. Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {Eating house}, a house where cooked provisions are sold, to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eating — Eat redirects here. For other uses of eat , or EAT as an abbreviation or acronym, see EAT (disambiguation). Feeding redirects here. For other uses, see Feeding (disambiguation). Part of a series on Meals …   Wikipedia

  • eating — Synonyms and related words: cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, commensal, dietetic, dining, drinking, engorgement, engulfment, feeding, flesh eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass eating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eating — adjective Date: 15th century 1. used for eating < eating utensils > 2. suitable to eat < the finest eating fish >; also suitable to eat raw < an eating apple > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eating — /ee ting/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that eats. 2. food with reference to its quality or tastiness when eaten: This fish is delicious eating. adj. 3. good or fit to eat, esp. raw (distinguished from cooking): eating apples. 4. used in… …   Universalium

  • eating — eat•ing [[t]ˈi tɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the act of a person or thing that eats 2) food with reference to its quality when eaten: This fish is delicious eating[/ex] 3) good or fit to eat, esp. raw (disting. from cooking 2)): eating apples[/ex] 4) cvb used… …   From formal English to slang

  • eating — adj. 1 suitable for eating (eating apple). 2 used for eating (eating house) …   Useful english dictionary

  • eating — 1. adjective /iːtɪŋ/ Suitable to be eaten without being cooked Wait! Thats not an eating apple. 2. noun /iːtɪŋ/ a) the act of consuming food I remember when we visited …   Wiktionary

  • eating — noun Eating is used before these nouns: ↑apple, ↑binge, ↑disorder, ↑establishment, ↑habit, ↑plan Eating is used after these nouns: ↑binge …   Collocations dictionary

  • eating — /ˈitɪŋ/ (say eeting) verb 1. present participle of eat. –noun 2. the act of someone or something that eats. 3. food with reference to the quality perceived when eaten: this fish is delicious eating. –adjective 4. suitable to be eaten, especially… …  

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