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.

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

  2. devour(Verb)

    To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.

    The fire was devouring the building.

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

  3. devour(Verb)

    To take in avidly with the intellect.

    She intended to devour the book.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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    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. 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.

  2. Proverb:

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

  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. Andy Berry:

    Beyond Burger have meatless products on the market that could be difficult for people to distinguish from actual meat. However, Americans are eating more meat than they have in more than a decade. The average American meat-eater is set to devour nearly 221.5 pounds of meat this year alone, according to the USDA. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Bill Pigott, a Republican Mississippi state representative and a member of the Cattlemens Association, said Bill Pigott aim in writing Mississippis version of the law was to make sure it was clear consumers knew what theyre buying. This was asked for by the cattle producers in Mississippi to clarify labeling laws, Bill Pigott said. [ Its ] not to stop any sale of any products, just allowing the consumer to know what theyre actually consuming. Bill Pigott said there was nothing wrong with Bill Pigott sponsoring the law -- though Bill Pigott is still a member of the Mississippi Cattlemens Association, Bill Pigott has retired from cattle production and would not personally benefit from the law.In a search of public records, Fox could not find any lobbying efforts or financial ties between Bill Pigott and Cattlemens Association. The Institute for Justice said consumers are savvy enough to understand what The Institute for Justice clients labels clearly state. Customers understand that 100percent vegan, means 100 percent vegan, attorney Justin Pearson said. The Institute for Justice not the governments job to sway consumers one way or the other. Customers get to decide what food they want to eat. Uptons Naturals said Uptons Naturals wasnt clear how much Uptons Naturals would cost the company to re-package Uptons Naturals products if the meat labeling prohibition is upheld in Mississippi. Uptons Naturals would have to consider Uptons Naturals options. Cattlemens Association said the right to choose would still be alive and well for consumers, but appropriate labels would make things much clearer. Cattlemens Association doesnt ban anybody from selling anything theyre selling now.

  5. 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]

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