Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 298 (Eating)

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#298. [Eating.] Food. -- N. eating &c. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation[obs], mastication, manducation[obs], rumination; gluttony &c. 957.

[eating specific foods] hippophagy[obs], ichthyophagy[obs].

[CAUSEDBY:appetite &c. 865].

mouth, jaws, mandible, mazard[obs], chops.

drinking &c. v.; potation, draught, libation; carousal &c. (amusement) 840; drunkenness &c. 959.

food, pabulum; aliment, nourishment, nutriment; sustenance, sustentation, sustention; nurture, subsistence, provender, corn, feed, fodder, provision, ration, keep, commons, board; commissariat &c. (provision) 637; prey, forage, pasture, pasturage; fare, cheer; diet, dietary; regimen; belly timber, staff of life; bread, bread and cheese.

comestibles, eatables, victuals, edibles, ingesta; grub, grubstake, prog[obs], meat; bread, bread stuffs; cerealia[obs]; cereals; viands, cates[obs], delicacy, dainty, creature comforts, contents of the larder, fleshpots; festal board; ambrosia; good cheer, good living.

beef, bisquit[obs], bun; cornstarch [U.S.]; cookie, cooky [U.S.]; cracker, doughnut; fatling[obs]; hardtack, hoecake [U.S.], hominy [U.S.]; mutton, pilot bread; pork; roti[obs], rusk, ship biscuit; veal; joint, piece de resistance[Fr], roast and boiled; remove, entremet[obs], ; releve[Fr], hash, rechauffe[Fr], stew, ragout, fricassee, mince; pottage, potage[obs], broth, soup, consomme, puree, spoonmeat[obs]; pie, pasty, volauvent[obs]; pudding, omelet; pastry; sweets &c. 296; kickshaws[obs]; condiment &c. 393.

appetizer, hors d'oeuvre[Fr].

main course, entree.

alligator pear, apple &c., apple slump; artichoke; ashcake[obs], griddlecake, pancake, flapjack; atole[obs], avocado, banana, beche de mer[Fr], barbecue, beefsteak; beet root; blackberry, blancmange, bloater, bouilli[obs], bouillon, breadfruit, chop suey [U.S.]; chowder, chupatty[obs], clam, compote, damper, fish, , frumenty[obs], grapes, hasty pudding, ice cream, lettuce, mango, mangosteen, mince pie, oatmeal, oyster, pineapple, porridge, porterhouse steak, salmis[obs], sauerkraut, sea slug, sturgeon ("Albany beef"), succotash [U.S.], supawn [obs][U.S.], trepang[obs], vanilla, waffle, walnut.

table, cuisine, bill of fare, menu, table d'hote[Fr], ordinary, entree.

meal, repast, feed, spread; mess; dish, plate, course; regale; regalement[obs], refreshment, entertainment; refection, collation, picnic, feast, banquet, junket; breakfast; lunch, luncheon; dejeuner[Fr], bever[obs], tiffin[obs], dinner, supper, snack, junk food, fast food, whet, bait, dessert; potluck, table d'hote[Fr], dejeuner a la fourchette[Fr]; hearty meal, square meal, substantial meal, full meal; blowout*; light refreshment; bara[obs], chotahazri[obs]; bara khana[obs].

mouthful, bolus, gobbet[obs], morsel, sop, sippet[obs].

drink, beverage, liquor, broth, soup; potion, dram, draught, drench, swill*; nip, sip, sup, gulp.

wine, spirits, liqueur, beer, ale, malt liquor, Sir John Barleycorn, stingo[obs], heavy wet; grog, toddy, flip, purl, punch, negus[obs], cup, bishop, wassail; gin &c. (intoxicating liquor) 959; coffee, chocolate, cocoa, tea, the cup that cheers but not inebriates; bock beer, lager beer, Pilsener beer, schenck beer[obs]; Brazil tea, cider, claret, ice water, mate, mint julep [U.S.]; near beer, 3.2 beer, non-alcoholic beverage.

eating house &c. 189.

[person who eats] diner; hippophage; glutton &c. 957.

V. eat, feed, fare, devour, swallow, take; gulp, bolt, snap; fall to; despatch, dispatch; discuss; take down, get down, gulp down; lay in, tuck in*; lick, pick, peck; gormandize &c. 957; bite, champ, munch, cranch[obs], craunch[obs], crunch, chew, masticate, nibble, gnaw, mumble.

live on; feed upon, batten upon, fatten upon, feast upon; browse, graze, crop, regale; carouse &c. (make merry) 840; eat heartily, do justice to, play a good knife and fork, banquet.

break bread, break one's fast; breakfast ,lunch, dine, take tea, sup.

drink in, drink up, drink one's fill; quaff, sip, sup; suck, suck up; lap; swig; swill*, chugalug[slang], tipple &c. (be drunken) 959; empty one's glass, drain the cup; toss off, toss one's glass; wash down, crack a bottle, wet one's whistle.

purvey &c. 637.

Adj. eatable, edible, esculent[obs], comestible, alimentary; cereal, cibarious[obs]; dietetic; culinary; nutritive, nutritious; gastric; succulent; potable, potulent|; bibulous.

omnivorous, carnivorous, herbivorous, granivorous[obs], graminivorous, phytivorous[obs]; ichthyivorous[obs]; omophagic[obs], omophagous[obs]; pantophagous[obs], phytophagous[obs], xylophagous

Phr[Biol]. "across the walnuts and the wine" [Tennyson]; "blessed hour of our dinners!" [O. Meredith]; "now good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both!" [Macbeth]; "who can cloy the hungry edge of appetite?" [Richard II] #299 Excretion -- N. excretion, discharge, emanation; exhalation, exudation, extrusion, secretion, effusion, extravasation[Med], ecchymosis[Med]; evacuation, dejection, faeces, excrement,shit, stools, crap[vulg.]; bloody flux; cacation[obs]; coeliac-flux, coeliac-passion; dysentery; perspiration, sweat; subation[obs], exudation; diaphoresis; sewage; eccrinology[Med].

saliva, spittle, rheum; ptyalism[obs], salivation, catarrh; diarrhoea; ejecta, egesta[Biol], sputa; excreta; lava; exuviae &c. (uncleanness) 653[Lat].

hemorrhage, bleeding; outpouring &c. (egress) 295.

V. excrete &c. (eject) 297; emanate &c. (come out) 295.