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EAT, pret. ate pp. eat or eaten. L. edo, esse, esum.

1. To bite or chew and swallow, as food.

Men eat flesh and vegetables.

They shall make thee to eat grass as oxen. Daniel 4

2. To corrode to wear away to separate parts of a thing gradually, as an animal by gnawing. We say a cancer eats the flesh.
3. To consume to waste.

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. Ecclesiastes 5

4. To enjoy.

If ye be willing and obedient,ye shall eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1

5. To consume to oppress.

Who eat up my people as they eat bread. Psalms 14

6. To feast.

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. Isaiah 22

In scripture, to eat the flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith.

To eat one's words, is to swallow back to take back what has been uttered to retract.

EAT, To take food to feed to take a meal, or to board.

He did eat continually at the king's table. 2Sam.

Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners. Matthew 9

1. To take food to be maintained in food.

To eat, or to eat in or into, is to make way by corrosion to gnaw, to enter by gradually wearing or separating the parts of a substance. A cancer eats into the flesh.

Their word will eat as doth a canker. 2 Timothy 2

To eat out, to consume.

Their word will eat out the vitals of religion, corrupt and destroy it.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Eat'. King James Dictionary.

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