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.

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

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.

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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. Seth Gross:

    There’s something thrilling about eating your fear.

  2. Lleyton Hewitt:

    It throws your sleeping pattern, eating, the guys have to get treatment after these matches, and then a lot of the times you've got to bounce back the next day as well, it's just another thing we're dealing with this week.

  3. Rachael Farrokh:

    I want to bring awareness to this disease because it's going unnoticed and there's a lot of shame around eating Eating Disorders right now, it's inspiring me to want to get better -- I want my struggle to help other women know that they aren't alone. This terrible disease should not be kept in the closet of shame.

  4. Claire Mysko:

    We're not making a causal relationship in that BMI tests cause eating disorders because these are very, very complex illnesses ... but these tests can be trigger moments, so if someone is vulnerable and in a vulnerable place (and is) being weighed at school or being measured in whatever way ... these are things that can be very triggering for those who are at risk.

  5. Diane Gottsman:

    I think that well-meaning hosts prepare these beautiful meals, and oftentimes, it includes things that some of the guests can't eat, i'm not talking about things that make you sick. If you have a gluten intolerance, if you have a serious nut allergy, you just have to let the host know and don't feel any remorse about not eating it.

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