What does voracious mean?

Definitions for voraciousvɔˈreɪ ʃəs, voʊ-, və-

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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"


  1. voracious(Adjective)

    Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.

  2. voracious(Adjective)

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

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Bakker:

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

  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.

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