from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.
- n. A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something: a glutton for punishment.
- n. See wolverine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.
- n. One who eats voraciously, obsessively, or to excess; a gormandizer.
- n. One who consumes voraciously, obsessively, or to excess
- n. A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo), of the family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name; the wolverine. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
- v. To glut; to eat voraciously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
- n. Fig.: One who gluts himself.
- n. A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger; called also wolverine, wolverene and carcajou. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
- adj. Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.
- v. To glut; to eat voraciously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who indulges to excess in eating, or in eating and drinking; one who gorges himself with food; a gormandizer.
- n. One who indulges in anything to excess; a greedy person.
- n. In zoöl.: A popular name of the wolverene, Gulo luscus or arcticus, the largest and most voracious species of the family Mustelidæ.
- Of or belonging to a glutton; gluttonous.
- To eat or indulge the appetite to excess; gormandize.
- To overfill, as with food; glut.
- n. In pugilism, one who takes a great deal of punishment before he is beaten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
- n. musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
Gourmand has taken on an even fancier ring than gourmet, while the word glutton can be applied only to someone who eats an enormous amount of food at one sitting — usually cheap food, and with the standard of what constitutes “enormous” revised upward each year for obvious reasons.
- If you are a habitual consumer of little cakes, it will jump out in front of you and call you, “fatty!” and you will be plagued every day of your life by being called a glutton and a pig.
In a society where food is scarce, the glutton is a wasteful menace.
He was a carpenter after all, and I am told that carpenters in those days chopped their own trees and milled the wood by hand. and he was semitic. and he was called a glutton and a drunkard by his detractors, so maybe he had a belly and a red nose?
The writer of perhaps the greatest historical novel in the English language, "The Cloister and the Hearth," was what one might call a glutton for thoroughness.
The writer of perhaps the greatest historical novel in the English language, _The Cloister and the Hearth_, was what one might call a glutton for thoroughness.
She is a little bit of a glutton is my Jane, and she overate herself at tea at the Singletons '.
The god of a glutton is his belly; of a lover his lust; and so every man serves that to which he is in bondage; and has his heart there where his treasure is.
Jack O'Brien is already known as a glutton and he gets things started with a feast.
He ate and drank with them, and was called a glutton and a drunkard (Luke 7: 34).