Munch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v munch chew noisily "The children crunched the celery sticks"
    • n munch a large bite "he tried to talk between munches on the sandwich"
    • n Munch Norwegian painter (1863-1944)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Munch To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls. "I could munch your good dry oats."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • munch To chew deliberately or continuously; masticate audibly; champ.
    • munch To chew continuously and noisily.
    • n munch Something to eat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Munch munsh to chew with shut mouth
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. akin to mumble,: cf. also F. manger, to eat (cf. Mange), and mâcher, to cher (cf. Masticate). See Mumble

Usage

In literature:

Also, he was munching a cooky, apparently with great delight.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
He openly delighted in the biscuits, and would go about his work all day munching them.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
They entered, and there at the table sat Mariano munching silently on his midnight supper.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Baby Fuzzy was clinging to her fur with one hand and holding a slice of pool-ball fruit, on which he was munching, with the other.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
They gulped the coffee and munched the food and stretched themselves on the soft moss.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Down the slope it ran in quick, noiseless, jerky steps; the yearling turned his head, still munching, ears cocked forward.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
She pulls at him furiously, eagerly munching with her mandibles.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
He had brought plenty of cookies to munch.
"The Tale of Major Monkey" by Arthur Scott Bailey
How could he or she tell just what the teeth were munching on?
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
While Johnnie Green slipped their halters on them, and they munched the oats that he gave them, neither of them spoke.
"The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels" by Arthur Scott Bailey
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In poetry:

My sumpter—mule did blink and blink;
Was nothing more to munch or quaff;
Antonio, far too wise to think,
Leaned vacantly upon his staff.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
On press his foes, and reach the ground,
Where’s left his half munched meal;
The dogs, in circles, scent around,
And find his fresh made trail.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
My neighbor's cow grazing beside the road
Munches with joy (and almost with a smile)
The salad of its leaves, transmuting them
Into sweet milk that I will drink tomorrow.
"Encounter" by Robert Francis
She shook her head and away she sped,
While May sat munching her crumb.
But after the cake there came an ache,
Though May cried: "Come, Sleep, come,
And it's oh! my! let us by-lo-by"—
All save the echoes were dumb.
"About May" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I once saw a dying man who kept complaining they would not let him have
hazel-nuts to munch!… and only in the depths of his fast-dimming eyes,
something quivered and struggled like the torn wing of a bird wounded to
death….
"What Shall I Think?..." by Ivan Turgenev
Glared down in the woods, where the breathless boughs
Hung heavy and faint in a languid drowse,
And the ferns were curling with thirst and heat;
Glared down on the fields where the sleepy cows
Stood munching the grasses, dry and sweet.
"A Thunder Storm" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Munch 's 'The Scream' hits MoMa in New York City.
The previous record for a Munch work of art tallied just over $38 million.
The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a special six-month exhibition of Edvard Munch 's "The Scream," which sold for nearly $120 million at auction.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is presenting a special six-month exhibition of Edvard Munch 's "The Scream," which sold for nearly $120 million at auction.
Edvard Munch 's 'The Scream' going on view for 6 mos.
The deadline for businesses to get into the Merry Merchant Munch map and songbook is Oct 22.
Pepsi And Kraft Ready To Munch On Market Share With Chinese Snacks.
'Edvard Munch : Symbolism in Print' exhibit at N.C.
MOMA To Display Munch 's 'The Scream'.
Edvard Munch 's $119.9 million 'The Scream' to go on view at MoMA.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is presenting a special six-month exhibition of Edvard Munch 's "The Scream," which sold for nearly $120 million at auction.
Munch voters get a taste of Jersey's best smoothies and juices.
Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags bring fun to kids' lunches.
Jørn Munch Jensen, 1932-2012 (Photo: JENSEN-GROUP).
Jørn Munch Jensen, founder of JENSEN-GROUP, died June 21 on the Danish island of Bornholm.
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In science:

Two velocity components reported by Gredel & M¨unch (1986) match well with the centers of the double peaked features and the shoulder features, making the detections more believable.
H3+ in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds: a Tracer for the Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate
W. M¨unch, Electronic properties of semiconductor interfaces (Springer, Berlin, 2004).
Electronic transport calculations for rough interfaces in Al, Cu, Ag, and Au
These observations were later extended to the D lines of NaI (Routly and Spitzer 1952; Hobbs 1969), and to high latitude stars (M¨unch and Zirrin 1961).
The interstellar clouds of Adams and Blaauw revisited: an HI absorption study - I
Using the Chandrasekhar & M¨unch (1950) relations between pro jected and intrinsic rotation velocities, they inferred from their data a mean equatorial velocity hve/vc i = 0.83 ± 0.03.
Be-star rotation: how close to critical?
Note that the variance for our synthetic population is less than zero due to the marginal breakdown of the assumption by Chandrasekhar & M¨unch (1950) that the v sin i distribution arises from the spatial pro jection of an intrinsic distribution.
Be-star rotation: how close to critical?
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