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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eatit; eɪt; esp. Brit. ɛt; ˈit n(v.)ate; eat•eneat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to take into the mouth and swallow for nourishment; chew and swallow (food).

    Category: Physiology

  2. to consume gradually; wear away; corrode.

  3. to use up, esp. wastefully (often fol. by away, into, or up):

    Unexpected expenses ate up their savings.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. to make (a hole, passage, etc.), as by gnawing or corrosion.

  5. to ravage or devastate.

  6. to absorb or pay for:

    The builder had to eat the cost of the repairs.


  7. to cause anxiety or irritation in; worry; bother:

    What's eating you now?

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. (v.i.)to consume food; have a meal.

  9. to make a way, as by gnawing or corrosion:

    Acid ate through the linoleum.

  10. eat in, to eat or dine at home.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  11. eat out, to have a meal at a restaurant rather than at home.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  12. eat up, to consume wholly. to show enthusiasm for; take pleasure in. to believe without question.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  13. (n.)eats,Informal. food.

    Category: Informal

Origin of eat:

bef. 900; ME; OE etan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eater, feeder(noun)

    someone who consumes food for nourishment

  2. eater(noun)

    any green goods that are good to eat

    "these apples are good eaters"


  1. eater(Noun)

    Agent noun of eat; one who eats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eater(noun)

    one who, or that which, eats


  1. Eater

    Eater were an early British punk band from London who took their name from a Marc Bolan lyric. In 2001, the band’s second single, "Thinking of the USA", was included in a leading British music magazine’s list of the best punk-rock singles of all-time. In 1999, the track also re-appeared on the five CD box set ‘1-2-3-4: A History of Punk & New Wave’.

Anagrams of eater

  1. arete, arête, teare


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