Definitions for devourdɪˈvaʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devour(verb)

    destroy completely

    "Fire had devoured our home"

  2. devour(verb)

    enjoy avidly

    "She devoured his novels"

  3. devour, down, consume, go through(verb)

    eat immoderately

    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

Wiktionary

  1. devour(Verb)

    To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.

  2. devour(Verb)

    To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.

    The fire was devouring the building.

  3. devour(Verb)

    To take in avidly with the intellect.

    She intended to devour the book.

  4. devour(Verb)

    To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.

    After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.

  5. Origin: devourer, devorer (Modern French dévorer), from devoro, from voro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devour(verb)

    to eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon

  2. Devour(verb)

    to seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate

  3. Devour(verb)

    to enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses

Freebase

  1. Devour

    Devour is a 2005 horror film directed by David Winkler.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devour

    de-vowr′, v.t. to swallow greedily: to eat up: to consume or waste with violence or wantonness: to destroy: to gaze intently on.—n. Devour′er.—adj. Devour′ing.—adv. Devour′ingly.—n. Devour′ment. [O. Fr. devorer—L. devorārede, inten., and vorāre, to swallow. See Voracious.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    We want the qualities of fools that our faults devour, then us. (Nous voulons qualités des fous - Que nos défauts dévorent, puis nous.) [Fables1, The Cheetah / Le Guépard]

  3. Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables":

    The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones.

  4. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

  5. Tom Peters:

    Five daily newspapers arrive in my California driveway. The New York times and the Wall Street Journal are supplemented by three local papers. As for magazines, I read, or at least skim, Business Week, Forbes, The Economist, INC; Industry Week, Fortune. Other subscriptions include Sales and Marketing Management, Modern Health Care, Progressive Grocer, High Tech Business, and Slaon Management Review from MIT. I religiously read Business Tokyo, Asia Week, and Far Eastern Economic Review. I glance at Newsweek and Time ... but I devour the New Republic, Policy Review, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Monthly, and Public Interest. How about books? A dozen or more each month.

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