eating

adjective eat·ing \ ˈē-tiŋ \
Updated on: 23 Mar 2018

Definition of eating

1 : used for eating
  • eating utensils
2 : suitable to eat
  • the finest eating fish
; also : suitable to eat raw
  • an eating apple

Examples of eating in a Sentence

  1. crab apples are not actually eating apples

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First Known Use of eating

15th century




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