verb (used with object)
Origin of devour
Examples from the Web for devourer
In the Rmyaṇam it is recorded that the long-tongued witch (Drghaǵihv), the devourer, is killed by Indras.Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
She was the watch-dog, I was the wolf; and she was prepared to do battle to save her lambs from the devourer.Dorothy's Double|G. A. Henty
Tempus ferax, tempus edax rerum—Time the producer, time the devourer of things.
Recollect the immense system of policy for jurisdiction and intrigue, every agent of which was a devourer.An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance|John Foster
They are sisters for him because he is neither sentimentalist nor devourer.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Word Origin for devour
early 14c., from Old French devorer (12c.) "devour, swallow up, engulf," from Latin devorare "swallow down, accept eagerly," from de- "down" (see de-) + vorare "to swallow" (see voracity). Related: Devoured; devouring.