Glutton Glut"ton, a. Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing. ``Glutton souls.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • glutton — ► NOUN 1) an excessively greedy eater. 2) a person with a great eagerness or capacity for something: a glutton for adventure. ● a glutton for punishment Cf. ↑a glutton for punishment DERIVATIVES gluttonous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Glutton — Glut ton, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See {Glut}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: One who gluts himself. [1913 Webster] Gluttons in murder, wanton to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glutton — [glut′ n] n. [ME glotoun < OFr gloton < L gluto, glutto < glutire, gluttire, to devour, akin to gula, GULLET] 1. a person who greedily eats too much 2. a person with a great capacity for something [a glutton for work] 3. [transl. of Ger… …   English World dictionary

  • Glutton — Glut ton, v. t. & i. To glut; to eat voraciously. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine. Lovelace. [1913 Webster] Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glutton — may refer to: * One who over indulges in and over consumes food, drink, or intoxicants to the point of waste. See Gluttony * Another name for the wolverine …   Wikipedia

  • glutton — early 13c., from O.Fr. gluton (Mod.Fr. glouton), from L. gluttonem (nom. glutto) overeater, formed from gluttire to swallow, from gula throat, from PIE *gwele (see GLUT (Cf. glut)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glutton — gourmand, gastronome, bon vivant, gourmet, *epicure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glutton — [n] person who overeats epicure, gorger*, gormandizer, gourmand, hefty eater, hog*, pig*, sensualist, stuffer*; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • glutton — [[t]glʌ̱t(ə)n[/t]] gluttons 1) N COUNT (disapproval) If you think that someone eats too much and is greedy, you can say they are a glutton. I can t control my eating. It s hard when people don t understand and call you a glutton. 2) N COUNT: N… …   English dictionary

  • glutton — glutton1 /glut n/, n. 1. a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. 2. a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment. [1175 1225; ME glutun < OF glouton < L glutton… …   Universalium

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