eating

adjective
eat·​ing | \ ˈē-tiŋ How to pronounce eating (audio) \

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

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Examples of eating in a Sentence

crab apples are not actually eating apples
Recent Examples on the Web Deducting time for sleeping, eating and personal care, that would leave Lenamon about 3 hours a day to commute, manage his law firm and spend time with his family, according to JAC. Monivette Cordeiro, orlandosentinel.com, 21 May 2021 There are some seeds and skin here, which makes for an active eating experience. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 Oz called out Kimmel's poor eating habits and lack of exercise — and as expected, Kimmel made a joke out of it. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2020 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2019 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2019 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2019 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. NBC News, 9 Sep. 2019 If the idea of leaving our planet and future generations better off isn’t enough to sway you to make some dietary changes, here are some planet-friendly eating practices that will leave you better off, too. NBC News, 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of eating

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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27 May 2021

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“Eating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eating. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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