What does vegetarian mean?

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ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i ənveg·e·tar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vegetariannoun

    eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products


  1. vegetariannoun

    A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.

    Etymology: ; popularized following 1847 foundation of British .

  2. vegetariannoun

    An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.

    Etymology: ; popularized following 1847 foundation of British .

  3. vegetarianadjective

    Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).

    Etymology: ; popularized following 1847 foundation of British .

  4. vegetarianadjective

    Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.

    Etymology: ; popularized following 1847 foundation of British .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vegetariannoun

    one who holds that vegetables and fruits are the only proper food for man. Strict vegetarians eat no meat, eggs, or milk

  2. Vegetarianadjective

    of or pertaining to vegetarianism; as, a vegetarian diet

Editors Contribution

  1. vegetarian

    To eat a diet of vegetables, plant food and an accurate and specific balance of other food groups to maintain human health.

    Their are many people who know choose to be vegetarian as they love animals so much.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of vegetarian in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An innocent bird is not innocent from the insect’s point of view! Only man can attain the rank of innocence through becoming a peaceful vegetarian!

  2. Mary Fran:

    We tried funny, different things we knew wouldn’t fly with Daddy around, like vegetarian week. Or group sleepovers, where the girls would camp out in my bedroom.

  3. Heywood Brown:

    Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will turn vegetarian.

  4. Mario Ziervogel:

    You have to be flexible and keep up with the trends to have a successful business, earlier it was enough to have Bockwurst, Wiener or Knacker sausages. Now they are out of fashion. Then came Curry-Wurst with skin or skinless, then came chicken sausage. Then a customer came in and asked for a vegetarian sausage.

  5. Sharon Palmer:

    B12 must be supplemented in the vegan diet, if Sharon Palmer are vegetarian, Sharon Palmer get B12 from eggs. But for someone who is vegan, this is the one nutrient that I would recommend to supplement with.

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  • نَباتيّArabic
  • vegetarià, vegetarianaCatalan, Valencian
  • vegetariánka, býložravec, vegetariánCzech
  • llysieuwraig, llysieuwrWelsh
  • vegetar, planteæderDanish
  • vegetarisch, Vegetarier, Vegetarierin, Pflanzenfresser, pflanzlichGerman
  • χορτοφάγος, φυτοφάγο, χορτοφαγικόςGreek
  • vegetarano, vegetaranaEsperanto
  • vegetariano, vegetarianaSpanish
  • وژتارین, گیاهخوارPersian
  • kasvissyöjä, kasvinsyöjä, vegetaristiFinnish
  • herbivore, végétarien, végétarienneFrench
  • lusair, feòil-sheachnair, glasraichearScottish Gaelic
  • शाकाहारीHindi
  • vegetáriánus, növényevőHungarian
  • բուսակերArmenian
  • vegetarianIndonesian
  • grænmetisætaIcelandic
  • vegetarianoItalian
  • 草食, 菜食主義者, ベジタリアン, 菜食主義の, 草食のJapanese
  • 채식주의자, 채식주의의Korean
  • leoLatin
  • greunsaeter, gruuensaeterLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
  • veģetārs, veģetārietisLatvian
  • kaimangaMāori
  • тревопасно, вегетаријанец, вегетаријанка, вегетаријанскиMacedonian
  • शाकाहारीNepali
  • vegetarisch, vegetariër, herbivoorDutch
  • vegetarianerNorwegian
  • wegetariański, wegetarianka, roślinożerca, wegetarianinPolish
  • vegetariano, herbívoroPortuguese
  • vegetarian, ierbivor, vegetariană, vegetarialRomanian
  • вегетарианец, вегетарианский, вегетарианка, травоядноеRussian
  • vegetrijanski, vegetarìjānka, bȉljojēd, vegetarijánac, bȉljožderSerbo-Croatian
  • vegetarisk, vegetarianSwedish
  • etyemez, otçul, vejetaryenTurkish
  • planihifidaf, jihärbatiman, planijifidaf, härbatimik, planifidaf, hihärbatiman, härbatimanVolapük
  • וועגעטאַריערYiddish
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