Meaning of EATING in English


I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English etinge, from Old English eting, from etan to eat + -ing

1. : the act of one that eats

the daintiness of her eating

2. : food to eat

there's no better eating than fried chicken and fresh green peas

lobster makes hard eating for a young child

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English eting, from eten to eat + -ing

1. : consuming, devouring , gnawing , corrosive , fretting

eating cares


[ eating (I) ]

a. : used for eating

an eating room

eating utensils

b. : suitable for eating ; often : being for or of the kind used for human food

eating corn is sweeter than field corn

c. : fit to be eaten raw — distinguished from cooking

these are excellent mild eating apples but I like something a little tarter for pie

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.