Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of devour | Another word for devour | What is devour?

Definition 1: eat greedily - [verb of consumption]

Samples where devour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he devoured three sandwiches

Synonyms for devour in the sense of this definition

(devour is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 2: eat up completely, as with great appetite - [verb of consumption]

Samples where devour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  • The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them

Synonyms for devour in the sense of this definition

(devour is a kind of ...) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

"She polished off the remaining potatoes"

Definition 3: destroy completely - [verb of contact]

Samples where devour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fire had devoured our home

(devour is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

Definition 4: enjoy avidly - [verb of emotion]

Samples where devour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She devoured his novels

(devour is a kind of ...) derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

"She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

More words

Another word for devotional

Another word for devotion

Another word for devotee

Another word for devotedness

Another word for devotedly

Another word for devourer

Another word for devouring

Another word for devout

Another word for devoutly

Another word for devoutness


Other word for devoutness

devoutness meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce devoutness