Definitions of eat

  1. To take food:- pr. p. eating; pa. t. ate ( at or et); pa. p. eaten ( et'n) or ( obs.) eat ( et).
  2. take in food; used of animals only; " This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; " What do whales eat?"
  3. worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; " What's eating you?"
  4. use up ( resources or materials); " this car consumes a lot of gas"; " We exhausted our savings"; " They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  5. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
  6. To take food; to gnaw; to taste. To eat one's terms, to study for the English bar, so said as the student has to eat so many dinners each term in the public hall of the legal body to which he attaches himself, before being reckoned to have completed it. To eat one's words, to take back or retract what has been uttered. To cat, eat in, or eat into, to wear away by gnawing or corrosion. To eat out, to consume.
  7. To take sustenance; feed.
  8. To chew and swallow, as food.
  9. Eating.
  10. To chew and swallow; take food; consume; corrode.
  11. of Eat.
  12. To make one's way slowly.
  13. Ate.
  14. To consume, as food with the mouth; to wear away or corrode; to gnaw; to take food.
  15. To chew and swallow, as food; devour; consume; corrode; waste or wear away; as, rust eats away the surface.
  16. Eaten.
  17. To chew and swallow: to consume: to corrode.
  18. eat a meal; take a meal; " We did not eat until 10 P. M. because there were so many phone calls"; " I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
  19. To gnaw; penetrate; corrode.
  20. To bite or chew and swallow, as food; to corrode or gnaw away; to consume; to oppress; to enjoy; to feast.
  21. use up, as of resources or materials; " this car consumes a lot of gas"; " We exhausted our savings"; " They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  22. cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; " The acid corroded the metal"; " The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
  23. To take food; to become corroded.
  24. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear.
  25. 1. To take solid food. 2. To chew and swallow any substance as one would food. 3. To corrode.
  26. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; - said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
  27. take in solid food; " She was eating a banana"; " What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  28. Eater.
  29. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.

Usage examples for eat

  1. What right have they got to come in and eat our food? – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  2. They eat it at night and are killed. – Guide to Hotel Housekeeping by Mary E. Palmer
  3. Give us somethin' to eat, Polly, please. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  4. I told him I had eat enough. – Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788 by William Biggs
  5. Wouldn't you like me to go out and get something to eat, Mother? – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  6. But I wish you would eat something first. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  7. Dinkie now loves them and would eat more than one at a time if I'd let him. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  8. Do they give you enough to eat?" – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  9. I'll eat you up. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  10. Don't you want something to eat? – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  11. We eat what we want. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  12. Did you ever eat one? – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. That means, then, that you'll eat alone. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  14. Oh, well; put away this gun an' come on in an' eat, if there's anything left." – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  15. " I shouldn't eat you for knowing who I am," said he. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  16. But give me somethin' to eat first. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  17. I eat one half you eat the other. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  18. Haven't I made them eat out of my hand? – Harlequin and Columbine by Booth Tarkington
  19. But it would be well I think for us to eat something. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  20. Well, just as you say, but you must eat with me to- night, will you? – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland