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Definition of "eaten" []

  • Past participle of eat. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eaten" in a sentence
  • "In some languages the speaker thinks of himself and his completed action as inseparable, as a single idea, as the Latin _edi_ for I have eaten; in others he thinks of himself subconsciously as possessing the results of his action, as our _I have eaten_; and in others, as among the Irish peasantry, he separates himself and his action entirely, as _I am after eating_."
  • "Two nights after that, he was dead, eaten from the inside out by a horde of tiny leeches."
  • "Extremely sunburnt and sweaty and disgusting, considering all I've eaten is chips."