What does eating mean?

Definitions for eating
ˈi tɪŋeat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eating, feeding(noun)

    the act of consuming food

Wiktionary

  1. eating(Noun)

    the act of consuming food

  2. eating(Noun)

    food, comestibles

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

  3. eating(Adjective)

    Suitable to be eaten without being cooked

    Wait! That's not an eating apple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eating

    of Eat

  2. Eating(noun)

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

  3. Eating(noun)

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

Freebase

  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.

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, teaing

How to pronounce eating?

  1. Alex
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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. Joseph Murray:

    In my clinical experience I see some people go on a gluten-free diet because they genuinely feel better when they're gluten free. Sometimes it may be because they're eating less, they’re eating healthier - more fresh real foods as opposed to fast food.

  2. E. B. White:

    You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

  3. Marquis de Sade:

    Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.

  4. Yaganoma Baatuolkuu:

    I process some of these indigenous crops, herbs and spices into something that we already know, i'm looking at these vegetables that we have one way of eating and I am reprocessing them into another way.

  5. Wallace Irwin:

    Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.

Images & Illustrations of eating

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