eating

[ ee-ting ]
/ ˈi tɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that eats.
food with reference to its quality or tastiness when eaten: This fish is delicious eating.

adjective

good or fit to eat, especially raw (distinguished from cooking): eating apples.
used in eating: eating utensils.

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Origin of eating

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at eat, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM eating

un·eat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eating

eating
/ (ˈiːtɪŋ) /

noun

food, esp in relation to its quality or tastethis fruit makes excellent eating

adjective

relating to or suitable for eating, esp uncookedeating pears
relating to or for eatingan eating house
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