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, teaing

How to pronounce eating?

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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. Jill Castle:

    When he or she is around [ sweets ], that child might lose control and be very uninhibited, parents will come to me and say,' I'm finding wrappers in my child's bedroom, my child seems obsessed with food, and when I see them at a party, my kid is piling their plate with sweets and treats, and they are always eating.'.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I read an article about the special immune-boosting characteristics of hot peppers (and) I thought, that's interesting because, you know, campaigning is pretty demanding, i'd always liked hot food -- Mexican, Indian, Thai -- but I started adding hot peppers, and then I got into eating them raw, whenever they weren't really, really too hot.

  3. Peter Spencer:

    The idea that all natural things are good for you is rubbish. ... We are eating (fruits and) vegetables that potentially contain bad things, (Many) plants were not put here for our benefit but to protect themselves from predators.

  4. RVM:

    Most diseases are caused not so much by what we eat, but more by what is eating us.

  5. Cynthia Sass:

    If you've never tried avocado in these ways, trust me, you'll love it, avocado blends well with both sweet and savory ingredients, and provides the satisfaction factor that makes dishes decadent. Incorporating more avocado into your diet is like having your cake and eating it too!

Images & Illustrations of eating

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