Definitions of eat

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; - said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
  4. To chew and swallow, as food; devour; consume; corrode; waste or wear away; as, rust eats away the surface.
  5. To chew and swallow: to consume: to corrode.
  6. To chew and swallow, as food.
  7. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
  8. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
  9. To make one's way slowly.
  10. To take food:- pr. p. eating; pa. t. ate ( at or et); pa. p. eaten ( et'n) or ( obs.) eat ( et).
  11. 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"
  12. worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; " What's eating you?"
  13. take in solid food; " She was eating a banana"; " What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  14. 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"
  15. To chew and swallow; take food; consume; corrode.
  16. To take sustenance; feed.
  17. To gnaw; penetrate; corrode.
  18. To bite or chew and swallow, as food; to corrode or gnaw away; to consume; to oppress; to enjoy; to feast.
  19. To consume, as food with the mouth; to wear away or corrode; to gnaw; to take food.
  20. Eating.
  21. Eaten.
  22. Eater.
  23. of Eat.
  24. Ate.
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