Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
  • adjective Having or marked by a strong desire for an activity or pursuit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Greedy in eating; eating food in large quantities; marked by voracity; ravenous: as, a voracious man.
  • Rapacious.
  • Ready to swallow up: as, a voracious gulf or whirlpool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
  • adjective Having a great appetite for anything (e.g., a voracious reader).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective excessively greedy and grasping
  • adjective devouring or craving food in great quantities

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin vorāx, vorāc-, from vorāre, to swallow, devour.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin vorāx, from vorō ("I devour").

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