Related formshalf-eat·en, adjectiveun·eat·en, adjective
Definition for eaten (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), ate [eyt; especially British et] /eɪt; especially British ɛt/ or (Archaic) eat [et, eet] /ɛt, it/; eat·en or (Archaic) eat [et, eet] /ɛt, it/; eat·ing.
verb (used without object), ate [eyt; especially British et] /eɪt; especially British ɛt/ or (Archaic) eat [et, eet] /ɛt, it/; eat·en or (Archaic) eat [et, eet] /ɛt, it/; eat·ing.
- to consume wholly.
- to show enthusiasm for; take pleasure in: The audience ate up everything he said.
- to believe without question.
Origin of eat
Related formseat·er, nounout·eat, verb (used with object), out·ate, out·eat·en, out·eat·ing.un·der·eat, verb (used without object), un·der·ate, un·der·eat·en, un·der·eat·ing.
Examples from the Web for eaten
But the medical examiner reported that Brinsley had eaten nothing at all.
They had hoped the autopsy would show Brinsley had eaten something that would point them in the right direction.
It was forbidden to be eaten, and seen as having powers that beat back “demons and sorcerers” as well as “misfortune.”The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By nightfall, I had showered, eaten some soup that a friend brought me, and I slept in my room for 12 solid hours.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the steaks are eaten, Mount, who has some skill in these things, brings up the movie.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will continue to feed until every vestige of the tubers is eaten, leaving the ground in a fine condition for replanting.The Hawaiian Islands|The Department of Foreign Affairs
Beatrice noted that the brass tubes were all eaten and pitted with verdigris, but they still held firmly.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
They are, however, eaten by them, and when cooked with the oil and pulp of the palm-nut considered a highly palatable morsel.Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature|Thomas H. Huxley
It is eaten with milk or cream, or fruit, or is delicious when eaten as a toast with butter.Boy Scouts Handbook|Boy Scouts of America
Food should never be eaten when it is hot—bread is very unhealthy, eaten in this way.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
British Dictionary definitions for eaten (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for eaten (2 of 3)
Word Origin for EAT
British Dictionary definitions for eaten (3 of 3)
verb eats, eating, ate or eaten
Derived Formseater, noun
Word Origin for eat
Medicine definitions for eaten
Idioms and Phrases with eaten
In addition to the idioms beginning with eat
- eat and run
- eat away at
- eat crow
- eat high off the hog
- eat in
- eat like a bird
- eat one's cake and have it, too
- eat one's hat
- eat one's heart out
- eat one's words
- eat out
- eat out of someone's hand
- eat shit
- eat someone alive
- eat someone out
- eat someone out of house and home
- eat someone's ass out
- eat someone's lunch
- eat someone up
- eat up
- dog eat dog
- proof of the pudding is in the eating
- what's eating you