"Fire had devoured our home"
"She devoured his novels"
devour, down, consume, go through(verb)
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)
"he devoured three sandwiches"
To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.
To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
The fire was devouring the building.
To take in avidly with the intellect.
She intended to devour the book.
To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.
After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.
Origin: devourer, devorer (Modern French dévorer), from devoro, from voro.
to eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon
to seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate
to enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses
Devour is a 2005 horror film directed by David Winkler.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. devorāre—de, inten., and vorāre, to swallow. See Voracious.]
The numerical value of devour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of devour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of devour in a Sentence
The rich devour the poor and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.
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.
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]
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.
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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- поглъщам, ям лакомоBulgarian
- devorarCatalan, Valencian
- hltat, zhltnout, pohltitCzech
- verschlingen, fressenGerman
- manĝegi, voriEsperanto
- jambar, devorarSpanish
- fal, zabálHungarian
- whāō, horomiti, ngūngūMāori
- verslinden, schransen, vretenDutch
- pożerać, pożrećPolish
- лопать, жратьRussian
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