(noun) goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment


corrode, eat, rust

(verb) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; “The acid corroded the metal”; “The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink”

consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

(verb) use up (resources or materials); “this car consumes a lot of gas”; “We exhausted our savings”; “They run through 20 bottles of wine a week”


(verb) eat a meal; take a meal; “We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls”; “I didn’t eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation”


(verb) take in solid food; “She was eating a banana”; “What did you eat for dinner last night?”

feed, eat

(verb) take in food; used of animals only; “This dog doesn’t eat certain kinds of meat”; “What do whales eat?”

eat, eat on

(verb) worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; “What’s eating you?”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



simple past tense of eat

Synonym: et (colloquial)

(colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of eat


• AET, ETA, TEA, Tea, a.e.t., aet, eat, eta, tea, æt.

Source: Wiktionary


Definition: the preterit of Eat.

A"te, n. Etym: [Gr. (Greek. Myth.)

Definition: The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance.

-ate. Etym: [From the L. suffix -atus, the past participle ending of verbs of the 1st conj.]

1. As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated.

2. As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate (to make propitious); to animate (to give life to).

3. As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.

4. In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.


Eat, v. t. [imp. Ate, Obsolescent & Colloq. Eat (; p. p. Eaten, Obs. or Colloq. Eat (p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.] Etym: [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. äta, Dan. æde, Goth. itan, Ir. & Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. ad. Etch, Fret to rub, Edible.]

1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. "To eat grass as oxen." Dan. iv. 25. They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. Ps. cvi. 28. The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine. Gen. xli. 20. The lion had not eaten the carcass. 1 Kings xiii. 28. With stories told of many a feat, How fairy Mab junkets eat. Milton. The island princes overbold Have eat our substance. Tennyson. His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages. Thackeray.

2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. To eat humble pie. See under Humble.

– To eat of (partitive use). "Eat of the bread that can not waste." Keble.

– To eat one's words, to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under Blurt.) -- To eat out, to consume completely. "Eat out the heart and comfort of it." Tillotson.

– To eat the wind out of a vessel (Naut.), to gain slowly to windward of her.


– To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.

Eat, v. i.

1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. He did eat continually at the king's table. 2 Sam. ix. 13.

2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.

3. To make one's way slowly. To eat, To eat in or into, to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. "A sword laid by, which eats into itself." Byron.

– To eat to windward (Naut.), to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

5 March 2021


(noun) an iconic mental representation; “her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate”

coffee icon

Coffee Trivia

Plain brewed coffee contains almost no calories, while coffee with dairy products, sugar, and other flavorings is much higher in calories. An espresso has 20 calories. A nonfat latte has 72, while a flavored one has 134.

coffee icon