Definition of Eat

1. Verb. Take in solid food. "They eat more bread"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

2. Verb. Eat a meal; take a meal. "Sam and Sue eat"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

3. Verb. Take in food; used of animals only. "The animals eat"; "What do whales eat?"
Exact synonyms: Feed
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Forage, Raven, Suckle, Browse, Crop, Graze, Pasture, Range
Derivative terms: Eating, Feed, Feeder, Feeding

4. Verb. Worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way. "The bad news will eat him"; "What's eating you?"
Exact synonyms: Eat On
Generic synonyms: Vex, Worry

5. Verb. Use up (resources or materials). "They eat more bread"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

6. Verb. Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid. "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
Exact synonyms: Corrode, Rust
Generic synonyms: Damage
Related verbs: Corrode, Rust
Derivative terms: Corroding, Corrosion, Corrosive, Rust, Rust

Definition of Eat

1. v. t. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.

2. v. i. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.

Definition of Eat

1. Verb. (ambitransitive) To consume (something solid or semi-solid, usually food) by putting it into the mouth and swallowing it. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To consume a meal. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive ergative) To be eaten. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To destroy, consume, or use up. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive informal) To cause (someone) to worry. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive business) To take the loss in a transaction. ¹

7. Verb. (ambitransitive) To corrode or erode. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive informal of an device) To damage, destroy, or fail to eject a removable part or an inserted object. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive informal of a vending machine or similar device) To consume money or (other instruments of value, such as a token) deposited or inserted by a user, while failing to either provide the intended product or service, or return the payment. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive informal vulgar) To perform oral sex on someone. ¹

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Definition of Eat

1. to consume food [v ATE or ET, EATEN, EATING, EATS]

Medical Definition of Eat

1. 1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. "To eat grass as oxen." "They . . . Ate the sacrifices of the dead." (Ps. Cvi. 28) "The lean . . . Did eat up the first seven fat kine." (Gen. Xli. 20) "The lion had not eaten the carcass." (1 Kings xiii. 28) "With stories told of many a feat, How fairy Mab junkets eat." (Milton) "The island princes overbold Have eat our substance." (Tennyson) "His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages." (Thackeray) 2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. To eat humble pie. See Humble. To eat of . "Eat of the bread that can not waste." . To eat one's words, to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under Blurt) To eat out, to consume completely. "Eat out the heart and comfort of it." . To eat the wind out of a vessel, to gain slowly to windward of her. Synonym: To consume, devour, gnaw, corrode. Origin: OE. Eten, AS. Etan; akin to OS. Etan, OFries. Eta, D. Eten, OHG. Ezzan, G. Essen, Icel. Eta, Sw. Ata, Dan. Aede, Goth. Itan, Ir. & Gael. Ith, W. Ysu, L. Edere, Gr, Skr. Ad. Cf. Etch, Fret to rub, Edible. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eat

easy lay
easy listening
easy mark
easy meat
easy money
easy on the eye
easy on the eyes
easy peasy
easy peasy lemon squeezy
easy street
easy target
eat, breathe, and sleep
eat at
eat away
eat crow
eat for two
eat from someone's hand
eat humble pie
eat in
eat into
eat like a bird
eat like a horse
eat like a pig
eat my dust

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