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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devourernoun

    someone who eats greedily or voraciously


  1. devourernoun

    One who, or that which, devours.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Devourernoun

    A consumer; he that devours; he that preys upon.

    Etymology: from devour.

    Rome is but a wilderness of tygers:
    Tygers must prey, and Rome affords no prey
    But me and mine: how happy art thou then,
    From these devourers to be banished? William Shakespeare, Tit. Andronicus.

    Since those leviathans are withdrawn, the lesser devourers supply their place: fraud succeeds to violence. Decay of Piety.

    Store the pond with carp and tench, which do the best together of any fish, all other fish being devourers of their spawn. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. devourer

    A devourer is an entity or creature that consumes or devours large amounts of food, energy, or resources greedily and voraciously. This term is often used metaphorically to describe someone who consumes or takes in something excessively or eagerly, whether it be knowledge, attention, or material possessions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devourernoun

    one who, or that which, devours


  1. Devourer

    In certain religions, mythologies, a devourer is a powerful destructive entity, such as Satan, Boreas. Devourers are typically associated with death, either by devouring the living or by devouring the dead.

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  1. overrude

  2. overdure

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devourer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devourer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of devourer in a Sentence

  1. Ovid:

    Time the devourer of all things.

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