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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The bar is cozy, and the eats aren't bad either.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"food," in use by 1889 in U.S., considered colloquial, but the same construction with the same meaning was present in Old English.


n. (context slang English) food. vb. (en-third-person singular of: eat)


n. informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, chuck, grub]

Usage examples of "eats".

He eats very little bread, and calls himself economical because he spares himself the expense of soup and dessert, which circumstance made me remark that an English dinner is like eternity: it has no beginning and no end.

This old woman dips bread into a cup of buttermilk for her lunch and eats slowly.

Prandial music holds little charm or associations for Hal, who like most of the kids on double daily drills makes fists around his utensils and eats like a wild dog.

Eats many dairy products that are high in saturated fats, man-made hormones, and antibiotics.

The big fish eats the little fish and the little fish eats the littler fish.

Patent and Trademark Office to grant a patent to a nonnatural, man-made microorganism that eats oil.

But he who eats, receives not only the sacramental species, but likewise Christ Himself Who is under them.

She eats well and sleeps well, and enjoys the fresh air, but all the time the roses in her cheeks are fading, and she gets weaker and more languid day by day.

Middle Eats was Master-Missus and Smallest and Proper Man and Proper Missus and my friend Butler, which I like, and a new Peoples which was called Jem, which was Master of some Hounds from some-placeelse.

He was caught in the old dilemma of the man with unintegrated values, who eats meat but would rather somebody else did the butchering.

Another that makes benzenes and phenyls, eats salt and poops toxic waste.

And I seen maneaters in Peru that eats corpses and the livers of horses.

Why, boy, for every man up here there are fifty thousand men at work below, making the rocketships that carry him, the fuel that powers them, the oxygen he breathes, growing and processing the food he eats, building his suits and his satellite, and all the countless, expensive things necessary to create an Earth-type environment in the hot-and-cold vacuum of space.

Perhaps he has a canker in his soul that eats away at his peace of mind.

Something that eats iron after it has been subjected to heat or alloyed with other metals.