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EAT, v.t. pret. ate; pp. eat or eaten. [L. edo, esse, esum.]

1. To bite or chew and swallow, as food.

Men eat flesh and vegetables.

They shall make thee to eat grass as oxen. Dan.4.

2. To corrode; to wear away; to separate parts of a thing gradually, as an animal by gnawing. We say a cancer eats the flesh.

3. To consume; to waste.

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. Ecc.5.

4. To enjoy.

If ye be willing and obedient,ye shall eat the good of the land. Is.1.

5. To consume; to oppress.

Who eat up my people as they eat bread. Ps.14.

6. To feast.

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. Is.22.

In scripture, to eat the flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith.

To eat one's words, is to swallow back; to take back what has been uttered; to retract.

EAT, v.i. To take food; to feed; to take a meal, or to board.

He did eat continually at the king's table. 2 Sam.

Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners. Matt.9.

1. To take food; to be maintained in food.

To eat, or to eat in or into, is to make way by corrosion; to gnaw, to enter by gradually wearing or separating the parts of a substance. A cancer eats into the flesh.

Their word will eat as doth a canker. 2 Tim.2.

To eat out, to consume.

Their word will eat out the vitals of religion, corrupt and destroy it.



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EAT, v.t. pret. ate; pp. eat or eaten. [L. edo, esse, esum.]

1. To bite or chew and swallow, as food.

Men eat flesh and vegetables.

They shall make thee to eat grass as oxen. Dan.4.

2. To corrode; to wear away; to separate parts of a thing gradually, as an animal by gnawing. We say a cancer eats the flesh.

3. To consume; to waste.

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. Ecc.5.

4. To enjoy.

If ye be willing and obedient,ye shall eat the good of the land. Is.1.

5. To consume; to oppress.

Who eat up my people as they eat bread. Ps.14.

6. To feast.

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. Is.22.

In scripture, to eat the flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith.

To eat one's words, is to swallow back; to take back what has been uttered; to retract.

EAT, v.i. To take food; to feed; to take a meal, or to board.

He did eat continually at the king's table. 2 Sam.

Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners. Matt.9.

1. To take food; to be maintained in food.

To eat, or to eat in or into, is to make way by corrosion; to gnaw, to enter by gradually wearing or separating the parts of a substance. A cancer eats into the flesh.

Their word will eat as doth a canker. 2 Tim.2.

To eat out, to consume.

Their word will eat out the vitals of religion, corrupt and destroy it.

EAT, v.i.

  1. To take food; to feed; to take a meal, or to board. He did eat continually at the king's table. – 2 Sam. ix. Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners? Matth. ix.
  2. To take food; to be maintained in food. To eat, or to eat in or into, is to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to enter by gradually wearing or separating the parts of a substance. A cancer eats into the flesh. Their word will eat as doth a canker. 2 Tim. ii. To eat out, to consume. Their word will eat out the vitals of religion, corrupt and destroy it. Anon.

EAT, v.t. [pret. ate; pp. eat or eaten. Sax. hitan, eatan, ytan and etan; Goth. itan; Dan. æder; Sw. äta; D. eeten; pp. gegeeten; G. essen, pp. gegessen; Russ. ida, iado, the act of eating; L. edo, esse, esum; Gr. εδω; W. ysu; Ir. ithim, itheadh; Sans. ada. The Dutch and German, with the prefix ge, form the pass. part. gegeeten, gegessen, which indicates that the original was geeten, gessen. Class Gd or Gs, in which there are several roots from which this word may be deduced. Etch is from the same root.]

  1. To bite or chew and swallow, as food. Men eat flesh and vegetables. They shall make thee to eat grass as oxen. – Dan. iv.
  2. To corrode; to wear away; to separate parts of a thing gradually, as an animal by gnawing. We say, a cancer eats the flesh.
  3. To consume; to waste. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. – Ecc. v.
  4. To enjoy. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall ear the good of the land. – Is. i.
  5. To consume; to oppress. Who eat up my people as they eat bread. – Ps. xiv.
  6. To feast. Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. – Is. xxii. In Scripture, to cat the flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith. To eat one's words, is to swallow back; to take back what has been uttered; to retract. – Hudibras.

Eat
  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. 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 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.

  3. 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.

  4. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
  5. 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.

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Eat

EAT, verb transitive preterit tense ate; participle passive eat or eaten. [Latin edo, esse, esum.]

1. To bite or chew and swallow, as food.

Men eat flesh and vegetables.

They shall make thee to eat grass as oxen. Daniel 4:25.

2. To corrode; to wear away; to separate parts of a thing gradually, as an animal by gnawing. We say a cancer eats the flesh.

3. To consume; to waste.

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. Ecclesiastes 5:11.

4. To enjoy.

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:19.

5. To consume; to oppress.

Who eat up my people as they eat bread. Psalms 14:4.

6. To feast.

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. Isaiah 22:13.

In scripture, to eat the flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith.

To eat one's words, is to swallow back; to take back what has been uttered; to retract.

EAT, verb intransitive To take food; to feed; to take a meal, or to board.

He did eat continually at the king's table. 2 Sam.

Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners. Matthew 9:11.

1. To take food; to be maintained in food.

To eat or to eat in or into, is to make way by corrosion; to gnaw, to enter by gradually wearing or separating the parts of a substance. A cancer eats into the flesh.

Their word will eat as doth a canker. 2 Timothy 2:17.

To eat out, to consume.

Their word will eat out the vitals of religion, corrupt and destroy it.

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