To devour something is to eat it completely. You might say that someone devoured a pizza whole, or that a group of people devoured a cake.

  • The dog devoured the whole cake in minutes.

  • The group of students devoured the pizza in no time.

Definition of devour


eat greedily


guttle, pig, raven


eat up completely, as with great appetite


consume, demolish, down, go through


destroy completely


enjoy avidly

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Example Sentences for devour

  • 1

    The people devoured the meat.

  • 2

    The Apostles swarm and devour them.

  • 3

    The Orchid keeper then comes and devours the prey.

  • 4

    The Springfield and the townsfolk initially devour the burgers.

  • 5

    Every new product is awaited breathlessly and devoured by the faithful.

  • 6

    The chicks reveal razor sharp teeth and devour the monsters.

  • 7

    The chicks reveal their razor sharp teeth and devour the monsters.

  • 8

    The serpents devour the wizardwood to restore the few memories they can.

  • 9

    When the egg hatches, the larva devours the spider alive.

  • 10

    It lures unwary travellers into the desert wastes to slay and devour them.