What does devour mean?

Definitions for devour
dɪˈvaʊrde·vour

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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.]

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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

Examples of devour in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    The rich devour the poor and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.

  2. 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.

  3. 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]

  4. Amaro Lopes de Souza:

    Those who are destroying the Amazon are the big farms, and it's those big farmers who made (Bolsonaro) president. Now, they think they can deforest and burn and devour everything.

  5. 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.

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