Bred to be eaten.
‘eating chickens; eating quails’;
Eating dinner as a social function.
Suitable to be eaten without being cooked.
‘Wait! That's not an eating apple.’;
Entertaining someone to dinner.
The act of ingesting food.
present participle of dine
Food; cooking, cuisine.
‘I remember when we visited Aunt Martha's house, we had some really good eating!’;
from Dine, a.
The act of corroding or consuming some substance.
the act of eating dinner
The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
the activity of eating a meal
‘the city has become a capital of fine dining’; ‘a dining area’;
Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.
the act of consuming food
Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive — carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus.