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eating

[ee-ting] /ˈi tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that eats.
2.
food with reference to its quality or tastiness when eaten:
This fish is delicious eating.
adjective
3.
good or fit to eat, especially raw (distinguished from cooking):
eating apples.
4.
used in eating:
eating utensils.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; see eat, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
uneating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uneating

eating

/ˈiːtɪŋ/
noun
1.
food, esp in relation to its quality or taste: this fruit makes excellent eating
adjective
2.
relating to or suitable for eating, esp uncooked: eating pears
3.
relating to or for eating: an eating house
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for uneating

eating

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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uneating in the Bible

The ancient Hebrews would not eat with the Egyptians (Gen. 43:32). In the time of our Lord they would not eat with Samaritans (John 4:9), and were astonished that he ate with publicans and sinners (Matt. 9:11). The Hebrews originally sat at table, but afterwards adopted the Persian and Chaldean practice of reclining (Luke 7:36-50). Their principal meal was at noon (Gen. 43:16; 1 Kings 20:16; Ruth 2:14; Luke 14:12). The word "eat" is used metaphorically in Jer. 15:16; Ezek. 3:1; Rev. 10:9. In John 6:53-58, "eating and drinking" means believing in Christ. Women were never present as guests at meals (q.v.).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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