What does voracious mean?

Definitions for voracious
vɔˈreɪ ʃəs, voʊ-, və-vo·ra·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rapacious, ravening, voracious(adj)

    excessively greedy and grasping

    "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"

  2. edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish(adj)

    devouring or craving food in great quantities

    "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"

Wiktionary

  1. voracious(Adjective)

    Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.

    Etymology: From vorax, from voro.

  2. voracious(Adjective)

    Having a great appetite for anything (e.g., a voracious reader).

    Etymology: From vorax, from voro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voracious(adj)

    greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool

    Etymology: [L. vorax, -acis, fr. vorare to devour; akin to Gr. meat, food, to devour, Skr. gar. Cf. Devour.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Voracious

    vō-rā′shus, adj. eager to devour: greedy: very hungry.—adv. Vorā′ciously.—ns. Vorac′ity, Vorā′ciousness, quality of being voracious. [L. vorax, voracisvorāre, to devour.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voracious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voracious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of voracious in a Sentence

  1. Rebeca Blanco-Grijalva:

    I am a third-grade teacher in an impoverished elementary school, my students are inquisitive, voracious readers who are craving to discover the newest adventure in their favorite book series.

  2. John Kim:

    Whether it be from the private sector, government or even middle market firms, this expansion is strategic and long-term focused, the appetite is particularly voracious for technology, media, healthcare and financial services, and for the foreseeable future it won't be going away.

  3. Robert Bakker:

    I want to find a voracious, small-minded predator and name it after the IRS.

  4. Cyril Ferrand:

    They are very active, very voracious, and very mobile, ...If we don't have pesticides, our planes cannot fly and people cannot spray and if we are not able to control these swarms, we will have big damage to crops.

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