What does the word devour mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To eat up greedily; consume; destroy.

  • Part of speech: noun


Usage examples for devour

  1. Wild beasts would soon come and devour their bodies. – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. These carrion dogs, who devour one another, even their own flesh and blood? – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  3. One day, while he was sleeping, a tiger broke loose and leaped upon him, eager to devour him. – The Little Lame Prince And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice by Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik