eat·​ing ˈē-tiŋ How to pronounce eating (audio)
: used for eating
eating utensils
: suitable to eat
the finest eating fish
also : suitable to eat raw
an eating apple

Examples of eating in a Sentence

crab apples are not actually eating apples
Recent Examples on the Web The eating cakes were placed around the structure to make for ease of cutting. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 The museum is also seeking to reinvigorate its plaza entrance at 83rd Street and Fifth Avenue, by essentially swapping the public and staff cafeterias and creating an eating space that invites the public in at ground level. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 But a year into the outbreak, Kaufman’s recovery from a severe eating disorder was starting to finally stick after 13 years of struggling and going in and out of treatment. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 31 July 2023 New childhood obesity guidelines still face a long road to consensus Across the studies, specific online experiences — certain social media trends, pro-eating disorder content, and a focus on appearance and photo platforms — had a stronger relationship to negative outcomes. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 22 Mar. 2023 Those who engage in social eating report feeling more emotionally and socially supported by their colleagues. Dilip Rao, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023 Other forms of intermittent fasting might incorporate only one or two days per week of no eating or significant calorie restriction. Megan Schmidt, Discover Magazine, 3 Mar. 2020 What matters in the long run for health are your overall eating habits, says Petitpain. Jeanne Erdmann, Discover Magazine, 22 Jan. 2021 Many of us grew up eating and loving animal products and made the switch only for ethical reasons. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eating was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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