4. Motion with reference to direction
[Nouns] eating; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; hippophagy, ichthyophagy; gluttony [more].
mouth, jaws, mandible, mazard, chops.
food, pabulum; aliment, nourishment, nutriment; sustenance, sustentation; nuture, subsistence, provender, corn, feed, fodder, provision, ration, keep, commons, board; commissariat (provision) [more]; 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, meat; bread, bread stuffs; cerealia; cereals; viands, cates, delicacy, dainty, creature comforts, contents of the larder, fleshpots; festal board; ambrosia; good cheer, good living.
beef, biscuit, bun; cornstarch [U.S.]; cookie, cooky [U.S.]; cracker, doughnut; fatling; hardtack, hoecake [U.S.], hominy [U.S.]; mutton, pilot bread; pork; roti, rusk, ship biscuit; veal; joint, piece de resistance, roast and boiled; remove, entree, entremet, hors d'oeuvre; releve, hash, rechauffe, stew, ragout, fricassee, mince; pottage, potage, broth, soup, consomme, puree, spoonmeat; pie, pasty, volauvent; pudding, omelet; pastry; sweets [more]; kickshaws; condiment [more].
alligator pear, apple, apple slump; artichoke; ashcake, griddlecake, pancake, flapjack; atole, avocado, banana, beche de mer, barbecue, beefsteak; beet root; blackberry, blancmange, bloater, bouilli, bouillon, breadfruit, chop suey [U.S.]; chowder, chupatty, clam, compote, damper, fish, frumenty, grapes, hasty pudding, ice cream, lettuce, mango, mangosteen, mince pie, oatmeal, oyster, pineapple, porridge, porterhouse steak, salmis, sauerkraut, sea slug, sturgeon ("Albany beef"), succotash [U.S.], supawn [U.S.], trepang, vanilla, waffle, walnut.
table, cuisine, bill of fare, menu, table d'hote, ordinary, entree.
meal, repast, feed, spread; mess; dish, plate, course; regale; regalement, refreshment, entertainment; refection, collation, picnic, feast, banquet, junket; breakfast; lunch, luncheon; brunch; dejeuner, bever, tiffin, dinner, supper, snack, whet, bait, dessert; potluck, table d'hote, dejeuner a la fourchette; hearty meal, square meal, substantial meal, full meal; blowout; light refreshment; bara, chotahazri; bara khana.
mouthful, bolus, gobbet, morsel, sop, sippet.
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, heavy wet; grog, toddy, flip, purl, punch, negus, cup, bishop, wassail; gin (intoxicating liquor) [more]; coffee, chocolate, cocoa, tea, the cup that cheers but not inebriates; bock beer, lager beer, Pilsener beer, schenck beer; Brazil tea, cider, claret, ice water, mat�, mint julep [U.S.].
eating house [more].
[Verbs] 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 [more]; bite, champ, munch, cranch, craunch, crunch, chew, masticate, nibble, gnaw, mumble.
live on; feed upon, batten upon, fatten upon, feast upon; browse, graze, crop, regale; carouse (make merry) [more]; 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, tipple (be drunken) [more]; empty one's glass, drain the cup; toss off, toss one's glass; wash down, crack a bottle, wet one's whistle.
omnivorous, carnivorous, herbivorous, granivorous, graminivorous, phytivorous; ichthyivorous; omophagic, omophagous; pantophagous, phytophagous, xylophagous
[Phrases] "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]