To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
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"
take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
To eat. It often refers to Food or Meal.
What kids do between meals, but not at them.