This kid is about to devour a taco.
- An example of devour is when you eat your lunch really fast.
- An example of devour is when you read novels the minute you get them.
- An example of devour is when flames destroy a house.
To devour is to eat or consume something very quickly.
- to eat or eat up hungrily, greedily, or voraciously
- to consume or destroy with devastating force
- to take in greedily with the eyes, ears, or mind: the child devours fairy tales
- to absorb completely; engross: devoured by curiosity
- to swallow up; engulf
Origin of devourMiddle English devouren from Old French devorer from Classical Latin devorare from de-, intensive + vorare, to swallow whole: see voracious
transitive verbde·voured, de·vour·ing, de·vours
- To eat up greedily. See Synonyms at eat.
- To destroy, consume, or waste: Flames devoured the structure in minutes.
- To take in eagerly: devour a novel.
- To preoccupy or obsess in a harmful way: was devoured by jealousy.
Origin of devourMiddle English devouren from Old French devourer from Latin dēvorāre dē- de- vorāre to swallow
(third-person singular simple present devours, present participle devouring, simple past and past participle devoured)
- To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.
- To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
- The fire was devouring the building.
- To take in avidly with the intellect.
- She intended to devour the book.
- To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.
- After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.