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
British Dictionary definitions for devourer
Word Origin for devour
Word Origin and History for devourer
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.