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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 ?
While the strangers were engaged in eating, many of the people came and stood in the street curiously watching them.
Just eating and drinking, nothing more, but so much!
Danglars threw himself upon his goat-skin, and Peppino, reclosing the door, again began eating his pease and bacon.
As for Peppino, he examined the paper attentively, put it into his pocket, and continued eating his pease.
Porpoises, indeed, are to this day considered fine eating.
Look at his hump, which would be as fine eating as the buffalo's (which is esteemed a rare dish), were it not such a solid pyramid of fat.
Had the cub thought in man-fashion, he might have epitomised life as a voracious appetite and the world as a place wherein ranged a multitude of appetites, pursuing and being pursued, hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony and slaughter, ruled over by chance, merciless, planless, endless.
Actually was he hungry when he had megapode eggs, and the well-nigh dried founts of saliva and of internal digestive juices were stimulated to flow again at contemplation of a megapode egg prepared for the eating.
I always was fond of eating and drinking, even as a child--especially eating, in those early days.
The manner of eating in Abyssinia, their dress, their hospitality, and traffic.
In that way I can talk while I am eating without being rude.
husband,' replied she, 'and a wicked bird has come into the house, and has brought with her all the birds in the world, I am sure, and they have fallen upon our corn in the loft, and are eating it up at such a rate