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eat·ing

 (ē′tĭng)
adj.
1. Suitable for being eaten, especially without cooking: good eating apples.
2. Used in the ingestion of food, as at the table: eating utensils.

eating

(ˈiːtɪŋ)
n
food, esp in relation to its quality or taste: this fruit makes excellent eating.
adj
1. (Cookery) relating to or suitable for eating, esp uncooked: eating pears.
2. relating to or for eating: an eating house.

eat•ing

(ˈi tɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that eats.
2. food with reference to its quality when eaten: This fish is delicious eating.
adj.
3. good or fit to eat, esp. raw (disting. from cooking): eating apples.
4. used in eating: eating utensils.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eating - the act of consuming foodeating - the act of consuming food    
chewing, mastication, chew, manduction - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
mycophagy - the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
chomp, bite - the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
browsing, browse - the act of feeding by continual nibbling
coprophagia, coprophagy - eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
dining - the act of eating dinner
engorgement - eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
banqueting, feasting - eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
grazing, graze - the act of grazing
lunching - the act of eating lunch
repletion, surfeit - eating until excessively full
supping - ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
degustation, relishing, savoring, savouring, tasting - taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality; "cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most"
necrophagia, necrophagy - feeding on corpses or carrion
omophagia - the eating of raw food
scatophagy - the eating of excrement or other filth
Translations

eating

[ˈiːtɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= act) → el comer
2. to be good eatingser sabroso
B. CPD eating apple Nmanzana f de mesa
eating disorder Ndesorden m alimenticio
eating olives NPLaceitunas fpl de boca

eating

nEssen nt; to make good eatinggut zum Essen sein

eating

:
eating apple
nEssapfel m
eating disorder
nEssstörung f
eating house
nGasthaus nt
eating place
nEsslokal nt

eating

[ˈiːtɪŋ] adj (apple) → da mangiare

eat·ing

n. acto de comer;
a. rel. a comer o para comer;
___ disordertrastorno alimenticio.
Eating 
References in classic literature ?
answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying over the Heir of Redclyffe, wrapped up in a comforter on an old three-legged sofa by the sunny window.
asked Ned, as they sat at supper, the first night after their arrival, eating of several dishes, the red- pepper condiments of which caused frequent trips to the water pitcher.
She glanced distrustfully at Ambrosch, who was now eating his breakfast at the kitchen table.
There were a good many," replied Edna, who was eating her soup with evident satisfaction.
But Uncas has made his fire, and it is time we think of eating, for our journey is long, and all before us.
He was a kind and thankful creature, whose heart dilated in proportion as his skin was filled with good cheer, and whose spirits rose with eating, as some men's do with drink.
Wise Stubb," said he,"wise Stubb;" and kept muttering it all the time, a sort of eating of his own gums like a chimney hag.
Spite of reason, it is hard to keep yourself from eating it.
I thought it very dreadful, but the cows went on eating very quietly, and hardly raised their heads as the black frightful thing came puffing and grinding past.
Some of the people are eating, some are laughing and talking--but you will make a great mistake if you think there is one of them who does not hear him.
And George and Tom moved to a comfortable seat in the chimney-corner, while Aunte Chloe, after baking a goodly pile of cakes, took her baby on her lap, and began alternately filling its mouth and her own, and distributing to Mose and Pete, who seemed rather to prefer eating theirs as they rolled about on the floor under the table, tickling each other, and occasionally pulling the baby's toes.
There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and from mere gluttony.