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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

feed*fid(v.; n.)fed, feed•ing

  1. (v.t.)to give food to; supply with nourishment.

  2. to yield or serve as food for:

    This land has fed ten generations.

  3. to provide as food:

    to feed breadcrumbs to pigeons.

  4. to furnish for consumption.

  5. to satisfy; minister to; gratify.

  6. to supply, as for maintenance or operation:

    to feed a printing press with paper.

  7. to flow into or merge with so as to form or sustain:

    streams that feed a river.

  8. to provide lines, cues, or actions to (a performer). to supply (lines, cues, or actions) to a performer.

    Category: Showbiz, Informal

  9. to distribute (a local radio or television broadcast) via satellite or network.

    Category: Radio and Television

  10. (v.i.)(esp. of animals) to take food; eat.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  11. to be nourished or gratified; subsist:

    to feed on fruit.

  12. to flow, lead, or provide access:

    The local roads feed into a state highway.

  13. (n.)food, esp. for farm animals.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  14. an allowance, portion, or supply of such food.

  15. a meal, esp. a lavish one.

  16. the act of feeding.

  17. the act or process of feeding a furnace, machine, etc.

  18. the material, or the amount of it, so fed.

  19. a feeding mechanism.

  20. a local radio or television broadcast distributed by satellite or network to a much wider audience, esp. nationwide or international.

    Category: Radio and Television

Idioms for feed:

  1. off one's feed, Slang. without any appetite for food, esp. because of illness.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

* Syn: feed , fodder , forage , provender mean food for animals. feed is the general word; however, it most often applies to grain: chicken feed. fodder is applied to coarse feed that is fed to livestock: Cornstalks are good fodder. forage is feed that an animal obtains (usu. grass, leaves, etc.) by grazing or searching about for it: Lost cattle can usually live on forage. provender denotes dry feed for livestock, such as hay, oats, or corn: a supply of provender in the haymow.

Origin of feed:

bef. 950; ME feden, OE fēdan See food


Princeton's WordNet

  1. feed, provender(verb)

    food for domestic livestock

  2. feed(verb)

    provide as food

    "Feed the guests the nuts"

  3. feed, give(verb)

    give food to

    "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

  4. feed(verb)

    feed into; supply

    "Her success feeds her vanity"

  5. feed, feed in(verb)

    introduce continuously

    "feed carrots into a food processor"

  6. feed(verb)

    support or promote

    "His admiration fed her vanity"

  7. feed, eat(verb)

    take in food; used of animals only

    "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"

  8. feed(verb)

    serve as food for; be the food for

    "This dish feeds six"

  9. run, flow, feed, course(verb)

    move along, of liquids

    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

  10. prey, feed(verb)

    profit from in an exploitatory manner

    "He feeds on her insecurity"

  11. feed, feast(verb)


    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"

  12. fertilize, fertilise, feed(verb)

    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

    "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. feed(verb)fid

    to give food, or to eat

    Did you feed the dog?; They feed the penguins live fish.; The baby was feeding contentedly.

  2. feedfid

    to supply with sth

    He was accused of feeding secret information to the opposition.; ballots being fed into the scanner

  3. feed(noun)fid

    food for farm animals

    chicken feed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feed

    of Fee

  2. Feed(verb)

    to give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of

  3. Feed(verb)

    to satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire

  4. Feed(verb)

    to fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal

  5. Feed(verb)

    to nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard

  6. Feed(verb)

    to graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep

  7. Feed(verb)

    to give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler

  8. Feed(verb)

    to supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press

  9. Feed(verb)

    to produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work)

  10. Feed(verb)

    to take food; to eat

  11. Feed(verb)

    to subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon

  12. Feed(verb)

    to be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food

  13. Feed(verb)

    to place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze

  14. Feed(noun)

    that which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep

  15. Feed(noun)

    a grazing or pasture ground

  16. Feed(noun)

    an allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats

  17. Feed(noun)

    a meal, or the act of eating

  18. Feed(noun)

    the water supplied to steam boilers

  19. Feed(noun)

    the motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work

  20. Feed(noun)

    the supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones

  21. Feed(noun)

    the mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion


  1. Feed

    Feed is a dystopian novel of the cyberpunk genre by M. T. Anderson, that focuses on issues such as corporate power, consumerism, information technology, and data mining in society, occasionally from a sardonic perspective. The novel depicts humanity's descent into a society that revolves entirely around advertising and corporate gain from the perspective of an American teenager and his friends.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FEED' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4043

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FEED' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2555

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FEED' in Verbs Frequency: #310

Translations for FEED

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to give food to

He fed the child with a spoon.

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