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DEVOUR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does devour mean? 

DEVOUR (verb)
  The verb DEVOUR has 4 senses:

1. destroy completely
2. enjoy avidly
3. eat immoderately
4. eat greedily

  Familiarity information: DEVOUR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVOUR (verb)


Sense 1devour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy completely

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Fire had devoured our home

Hypernyms (to "devour" is one way to...):

destroy; ruin (destroy completely; damage irreparably)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2devour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enjoy avidly

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

She devoured his novels

Hypernyms (to "devour" is one way to...):

bask; enjoy; relish; savor; savour (derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3devour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eat immoderately

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

consume; down; devour; go through

Context example:

Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Hypernyms (to "devour" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They devour more bread


Sense 4devour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eat greedily

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

guttle; pig; raven; devour

Context example:

he devoured three sandwiches

Hypernyms (to "devour" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They devour more bread


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