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Meaning of EAT

Pronunciation:  eet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  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"
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  5. [v]  take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
  6. [v]  worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?"

EAT is a 3 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: consume, corrode, deplete, eat on, eat up, exhaust, run through, rust, use up, wipe out
 See Also: banquet, binge, bolt, bolt down, break bread, breakfast, browse, brunch, burn, burn off, burn up, chew, crop, damage, devour, dig in, dine, dine in, dine out, dip, down, drain, drop, dunk, eat in, eat out, englut, engorge, expend, fare, feast, finish, forage, fress, get down, glut, gluttonise, gluttonize, go through, gobble, gobble up, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, graze, gulp, guttle, have, indulge, ingest, ingurgitate, jaw, junket, lunch, luxuriate, manducate, masticate, mess, munch, nibble, nosh, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pasture, peck, peck at, pick, pick at, pick up, picnic, piece, pig, pig out, pitch in, play out, polish off, range, raven, ruminate, run down, run out, sap, satiate, scarf out, shovel in, slurp, smack, snack, spend, stuff, suckle, swallow, take in, tire, vex, victual, wash down, wolf, wolf down, worry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Eat\ ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent &
    Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t"'n), Obs. or
    Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten,
    AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan,
    G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. ["a]ta, Dan. [ae]de, Goth. itan, Ir.
    & Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. 'e`dein, Skr. ad. [root]6.
    Cf. {Etch}, {Fret} to rub, {Edible}.]
    1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially
       of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. ``To eat grass as
       oxen.'' --Dan. iv. 25.
             They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. --Ps.
                                                   cvi. 28.
             The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.
                                                   --Gen. xli.
             The lion had not eaten the carcass.   --1 Kings
                                                   xiii. 28.
             With stories told of many a feat, How fairy Mab the
             junkets eat.                          --Milton.
             The island princes overbold Have eat our substance.
             His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages.
    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.
    {To eat humble pie}. See under {Humble}.
    {To eat of} (partitive use). ``Eat of the bread that can not
       waste.'' --Keble.
    {To eat one's words}, to retract what one has said. (See the
       Citation under {Blurt}.)
    {To eat out}, to consume completely. ``Eat out the heart and
       comfort of it.'' --Tillotson.
    {To eat the wind out of a vessel} (Naut.), to gain slowly to
       windward of her.
    Syn: To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.
  2. \Eat\, v. i.
    1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in
       distinction from liquid, food; to board.
             He did eat continually at the king's table. --2 Sam.
                                                   ix. 13.
    2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
    3. To make one's way slowly.
    {To eat}, {To eat in} or {into}, to make way by corrosion; to
       gnaw; to consume. ``A sword laid by, which eats into
       itself.'' --Byron.
    {To eat to windward} (Naut.), to keep the course when
       closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating alone means loss, loneliness, and depression. You may feel rejected, excluded, and cut off from social/family ties. Eating may be a replacement for companionship and provide comfort for you. Alternatively, Seeing or eating alone may reflect independent needs. Also consider the pun, "what's Seeing or eating you up?" in reference to anxiety that you may be feeling. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating with others indicates prosperous undertakings, personal gain, and joyous spirits. Dreaming that you are overSeeing or eating or not Seeing or eating enough means your need and lack of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. Food can represent love, friendship, ambition, sex or pleasure in your life. Thus, food is seen as a metaphor to fulfill and gratify our hunger of love and desires. Dreaming that someone clears away the food before you finish Seeing or eating, foretells that you will have problems and issues from those beneath your or dependant upon you.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ablate, absorb, assimilate, bite, bleed white, break bread, burn up, canker, consume, corrode, count calories, deplete, devour, diet, digest, disregard, dissolve, down, drain, drain of resources, drink, eat away, eat into, eat out, eat up, engorge, engulf, erode, etch, exhaust, expend, fall to, fare, feed, feed on, finish, finish off, gnaw, gobble, gobble up, gulp, gulp down, hunger, ignore, imbibe, impoverish, ingest, ingurgitate, meal, nibble away, oxidize, partake, partake of, pitch in, pocket, pocket the affront, relish, rust, savor, spend, squander, stomach, suck dry, swallow, swallow an insult, swallow up, swill, swill down, take, taste, turn aside provocation, use up, waste away, wear away, wolf down