What does devour mean?

Definitions for devourdɪˈvaʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word devour.

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

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