eating meaning

EN[ˈiːtɪŋ] [ˈitɪŋ] [ˈiɾɪŋ]
  • Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth.

    Definition of eating in English Dictionary

  • NounPLeatingsSUF-ing
    1. The act of ingesting food.
      1. INF (dialectal) Food; cooking, cuisine.
        1. I remember when we visited Aunt Martha's house, we had some really good eating!
      2. The act of corroding or consuming some substance.
      3. Verb
        1. present participle of eat.
        2. Adjective
          1. Suitable to be eaten without being cooked.
            1. Wait! That's not an eating apple.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • It suggests that beef and carabeef, from animals of the same age and given a uniform feed, have indistinguishable eating quality.
            • The Brazilians are eating their hearts out over their defeat by Germany in the World Cup.
            • They started to trip out' after 5 minutes of eating the mushrooms.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Eating strawberries always brings me out in a rash.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • You carrying heat?" "You saw me unload the pistol," Hugo said. "It's in the waistband. And the kitchen knife. I need that for eating.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Participles
                      • Present participles
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                Meaning of eating for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "eating" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
                Difficultness: Level 1
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                Definiteness: Level 1
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