Definition of eater in English:


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  • A person or animal that consumes food in a specified way or of a specified kind.

    ‘I'm still a big eater’
    • ‘it was a good place to dine if you were a fish eater’
    • ‘It revealed whoever made it was not a great vegetable eater but consumed large amounts of meat and grain.’
    • ‘Canadians are ‘big eaters,’ with meat portions in particular dominating the Canadian meal.’
    • ‘As a big and fussy eater, I found the whole thing tortuous.’
    • ‘The list of main courses offered something for everyone - big eaters and small, vegetarians and carnivores.’
    • ‘And even the most fastidious eaters today are probably consuming gene-altered food against their will.’
    • ‘If you start with a book like this one, chances are you won't need that picky eater chapter at all.’
    • ‘Most chronic arthritis patients are heavy eaters and often take food furnishing 3,500 to 4,000 calories.’
    • ‘If you don't eat meat or fish, but are happy to tuck into dairy products and eggs, you are a lacto-ovo-vegetarian - and the most common type of vegetarian eater.’
    • ‘Rosies are voracious eaters, consuming almost anything and everything.’
    • ‘Unlike most heavyweights, is a picky eater, no spicy foods.’
    • ‘He is a compulsive eater; consuming all he can to fill the void within him that food really can't fill.’
    • ‘The courses are sized small, but leave even big eaters satisfied.’
    • ‘While eating well is a term used to compliment big eaters, eating properly entails replenishing energy resources.’
    • ‘My picky eater son isn't much into trying new things.’
    • ‘She is a slow thoughtful eater and I gulp my food down but other than that we had lots in common.’
    • ‘As for my brothers, well I have four of them and they're all big eaters.’
    • ‘Those Willett boys didn't get that big by being fussy eaters surely?’
    • ‘If our forbears were big eaters, or if we were fed a lot in childhood, our needs will be greater.’
    • ‘It wasn't intentional; she just wasn't a big eater.’
    • ‘You just have to try and fit it in - and I'm a big eater!’



/ˈēdər/ /ˈidər/