What does eating mean?

Definitions for eating
ˈi tɪŋeat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eating, feedingnoun

    the act of consuming food

Wiktionary

  1. eatingnoun

    the act of consuming food

  2. eatingnoun

    food, comestibles

    I remember when we visited Aunt Martha's house, we had some really good eating!

  3. eatingadjective

    Suitable to be eaten without being cooked

    Wait! That's not an eating apple.

Wikipedia

  1. Eating

    Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive — carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus. Fungi digest organic matter outside their bodies as opposed to animals that digest their food inside their bodies. For humans, eating is an activity of daily living. Some individuals may limit their amount of nutritional intake. This may be a result of a lifestyle choice, due to hunger or famine, as part of a diet or as religious fasting.

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  1. eating

    Eating is the process of consuming food or ingesting substances for sustenance, nourishment, or pleasure. It typically involves taking food into the mouth, chewing it to break it down into smaller pieces, and swallowing it to allow for digestion and absorption of nutrients by the body. Eating is a fundamental activity for humans and many animals to meet their biological and physiological needs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eating

    of Eat

  2. Eatingnoun

    the act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding

  3. Eatingnoun

    something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating

Wikidata

  1. Eating

    Eating is the ingestion of food to provide for all organisms their nutritional or medicinal needs, particularly for energy and growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive: carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus. Fungi digest organic matter outside of their bodies as opposed to animals that digest their food inside their bodies. For humans, eating is an activity of daily living.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Eating

    The consumption of edible substances.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eating' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3568

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eating' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1599

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eating' in Nouns Frequency: #2596

Anagrams for eating »

  1. tagine

  2. teaing

  3. tangie

  4. ingate

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of eating in a Sentence

  1. Gabrielle Union:

    For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever, i make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means. Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star.

  2. Zoe Kravitz:

    I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18, i started with the eating disorder in high school.

  3. Elizabeth Hagen:

    When you're eating outside the rule is two hours, you really can't leave things sitting out for more than two hours, and if the temperature is above ninety degrees, which it often is at fourth of July,…you can't leave things out for more than one hour. So get them back into the cooler, back into the refrigerator as soon as possible.

  4. Justin Gerlach:

    The giant tortoise pursued the tern chick along a log, finally killing the chick and eating it, it was a very slow encounter, with the tortoise moving at its normal, slow walking pace – the whole interaction took seven minutes and was quite horrifying.

  5. Richard Achiro:

    The way in which men's bodies are being objectified by the media is catching up rapidly to what has been done to women's bodies for decades, it makes sense to believe that as that occurs men's mental health and emotional issues are going to be expressed more and more in eating disorder behavior.

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