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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eat·ing n.
 1. The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
 2. Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating. [Colloq.]
 Eating house, a house where cooked provisions are sold, to be eaten on the premises.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eat v. t. [imp. Ate Obsolescent & Colloq. Eat p. p. Eaten Obs. or Colloq. Eatt); p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.]
 1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. “To eat grass as oxen.”
    They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead.   --Ps. cvi. 28.
    The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.   --Gen. xli. 20.
    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.   --Tennyson.
    His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages.   --Thackeray.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of consuming food [syn: feeding]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The ancient Hebrews would not eat with the Egyptians (Gen.
    43:32). In the time of our Lord they would not eat with
    Samaritans (John 4:9), and were astonished that he ate with
    publicans and sinners (Matt. 9:11). The Hebrews originally sat
    at table, but afterwards adopted the Persian and Chaldean
    practice of reclining (Luke 7:36-50). Their principal meal was
    at noon (Gen. 43:16; 1 Kings 20:16; Ruth 2:14; Luke 14:12). The
    word "eat" is used metaphorically in Jer. 15:16; Ezek. 3:1; Rev.
    10:9. In John 6:53-58, "eating and drinking" means believing in
    Christ. Women were never present as guests at meals (q.v.).