KJV Dictionary Definition: glutton


GLUT'TON, n. glut'n. Low L. gluto. One who indulges to excess in eating.

1. One eager of any thing to excess.

Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy.

2. In zoology, an animal of the genus Ursus, found in the N. of Europe and Siberia. It grows to the length of three feet,but has short legs and moves slowly. It is a carnivorous animal, and in order to catch its prey, it climbs a tree and from that darts down upon a deer or other animal. It is names from its voracious appetite.


GLUT'TONIZE, v.i. To eat to excess; to eat voraciously; to indulge the appetite to excess; to be luxurious.


GLUT'TONOUS, a. Given to excessive eating; indulging the appetite for food to excess; as a gluttonous age.

1. Consisting in excessive eating; as gluttonous delight.


GLUT'TONOUSLY, adv. With the voracity of a glutton; with excessive eating.