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Meaning of GLUTTON

Pronunciation:  'glutn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wolverine of northern Eurasia
  2. [n]  a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

GLUTTON is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gourmand, Gulo gulo, trencherman, wolverine
 See Also: eater, feeder, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glut"ton\, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L.
    gluto, glutto. See {Glut}.]
    1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
    2. Fig.: One who gluts himself.
             Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. --Granville.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo luscus}), of the
       family {Mustelid[ae]}, about the size of a large badger.
       It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious,
       whence the name; the wolverene. It is a native of the
       northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
    {Glutton bird} (Zo["o]l.), the giant fulmar ({Ossifraga
       gigantea}); -- called also {Mother Carey's goose}, and
  2. \Glut"ton\, a.
    Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing. ``Glutton souls.''
          A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry
          ministry in our days.                    --Fuller.
  3. \Glut"ton\, v. t. & i.
    To glut; to eat voraciously. [Obs.]
          Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine. --Lovelace.
          Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed.    --Drayton.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Deut. 21:20), Heb. zolel, from a word meaning "to shake out," "to squander;" and hence one who is prodigal, who wastes his means by indulgence. In Prov. 23:21, the word means debauchees or wasters of their own body. In Prov. 28:7, the word (pl.) is rendered Authorized Version "riotous men;" Revised Version, "gluttonous." Matt. 11:19, Luke 7:34, Greek phagos, given to eating, gluttonous.

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