• A rabbit eating a leaf
    A rabbit eating a leaf
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eating the act of consuming food
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside
"It looks good enough to eat." "It looks good enough to eat."
D dealt it. E eat it. F fought for it D dealt it. E eat it. F fought for it
child eating pudding child eating pudding
"Little Black Sambo, I'm going to eat you up!" "Little Black Sambo, I'm going to eat you up!"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Your hearing is less sharp if you eat too much.
    • Eating Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating .
    • Eating The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
    • n eating The act of consuming food, especially solid food.
    • n eating That which may be eaten; food: as, the birds were delicious eating.
    • eating Corroding; caustic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight
    • Eating the act of taking food
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  • Peter De Vries
    “Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.”
  • Budd Schulberg
    Budd Schulberg
    “You can't eat your friends and have them too.”
  • Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
    Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
    “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.”
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.”


Could eat a horse - If you are very hungry, you could eat a horse.
Dog eat dog - In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself.
Eat crow - (USA) If you eat crow, you have to admit that you were wrong about something.
Eat humble pie - If someone apologises and shows a lot of contrition for something they have done, they eat humble pie.
Eat like a bird - If someone eats like a bird, they eat very little.
Eat like a horse - Someone who eats like a horse, eats a lot.
Eat like a pig - If some eats like a pig, they either eat too much or they have bad table manners.
Eat my hat - People say this when they don't believe that something is going to happen e.g. 'If he passes that exam, I'll eat my hat!'
Eat someone alive - If you eat someone alive, you defeat or beat them comprehensively.
Eat something for breakfast - If you eat something for breakfast, you can do it effortlessly, and if you eat someone for breakfast, you can beat them easily.
Eat your heart out - If someone tells you to eat your heart out, they are saying they are better than you at something.
Eat your words - If you eat your words, you accept publicly that you were wrong about something you said.
Have your cake and eat it too - If someone wants to have their cake and eat it too, they want everything their way, especially when their wishes are contradictory.
I'll eat my hat - You can say this when you are absolutely sure that you are right to let the other person know that there is no chance of your being wrong.
Proof of the pudding is in the eating - This means that something can only be judged when it is tested or by its results. (It is often shortened to 'Proof of the pudding'.)


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. etan; cf. Ger. essen, Ice. eta, L. edĕre, Gr. edein.


In literature:

Everybody couldn't eat at one time, us had 'bout four different sets.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
If you do, I shall eat you.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
It produced a large fruit, quite good to eat.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
We had a plenty to eat, we shore did, plenty to eat.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and stewed lentils, and when he had had something to eat and drink, he got up and went away.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
Eat, eat, and get fat soon.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Doctors often make their patients eat such things.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Snakes are said to be good eating, but most of us would find it hard to eat them.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
They were watching to see the big elephant and the little elephant come right up to the banana tree to eat the bananas, and get caught!
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Food is set on our tables ready to eat.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker

In poetry:

Come, eat the bread no man has sought
For half a hundred years:
Men hurry so they have no griefs,
Nor even idle tears:
"The Beggar Speaks" by Vachel Lindsay
Behold the wretch whose lust and wine
Had wasted his estate,
He begs a share among the swine,
To taste the husks they eat!
"Hymn 123" by Isaac Watts
We eat the bread of the wheat fields,
drink from a well these days.
The sun is very kind now--
she touches us with her rays.
"We Go On Living" by Rajzel Zychlinsky
Come, eat the bread of idleness,
Come, sit beside the spring:
Some of the flowers will keep awake,
Some of the birds will sing.
"The Beggar Speaks" by Vachel Lindsay
My mournful tale its course has run—
My Pete, when last I spied him,
Was eating ’possum underdone:
He had his gin beside him.
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
No;—for, that man with sweating brow
Shall eat his bread, doth God ordain;
This the slave's spirit doth not bow;
It is his chain.
"The Chain" by John Pierpont

In news:

If you don't eat meat and you don't eat dairy, what is there left to eat .
Tamlyn offers tips to get your child eating better by really starting with the way you eat .
She's posting pictures of it all here, so you can see if you eat what Penny eats .
A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders and Treatment" (Gurze, 1993) and "Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders.
Eat stop eat (24-hour fast , one or two times per week).
Eating Local, Eating Green: Versatile fennel has fresh taste of spring.
Perhaps because it's hard to eat locally when it comes to sea creatures -- the fish tacos, lobster rolls, clam chowder, West Coast salmon, every kind of sushi you'd ever want to eat, etc.
Flesh-eating bacteria victim set to leave S.C. A South Carolina woman infected by flesh-eating bacteria is set to be released from the hospital.
We prepare meals, watch a parade, eat, watch football, eat again, go shopping and eat some more.
I have made it a point to fess up about my heinous eating habits, which revolve around eating whatever is cheapest and closest.
Eating more potato chips and French fries is likely to lead to a bigger weight gain over the years than the weight change associated with eating more of other foods, new research indicates.
Eating healthy on a budget is challenging, but so is making a meal your kids will actually eat and enjoy.
Time to prepare for Thanksgiving – cooking, cleaning, eating and more eating.
While it can be more difficult to eat healthy while eating out, it is possible.
Out-To -Eat-Promo-640 Out to Eat.

In science:

We define eA := Aθ , ep := inf t∈[0,1] E( eAt) and eψ(t) := log E( eAt ), t ≥ 0.
Slow movement of random walk in random environment on a regular tree
So we will have our cake and eat it, by making the following convention: strong/good maps are equivalent to Satake’s smooth maps together with some extra data, and this extra data enables us to make unique choices of σpq in Definition 2.11, in a functorial way.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
Let z(t) be a solution of the equation dez (t)ψ = 0 as in section 2, which gives rise to deformations of generalized K¨ahler structures {Jβ t , ψt}, where ez (t) = eat eb(t) and a = β + β .
Poisson structures and generalized Kahler structures
Starting from first attempts, in which only simpli fied h eating schemes were studied (e.g., Navarro et al. 1995; Bialek et al. 2001; Borgani et al. 2002), a number of groups have studied the effect of introducing also cooling (e.g.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
Strong reflection principles There is an obvious way to ‘have our cake and eat it too’: we can add to zfc/s is inaccessible.
Set theory for category theory