food for domestic livestock
provide as food
"Feed the guests the nuts"
give food to
"Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
feed into; supply
"Her success feeds her vanity"
feed, feed in(verb)
"feed carrots into a food processor"
support or promote
"His admiration fed her vanity"
take in food; used of animals only
"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
serve as food for; be the food for
"This dish feeds six"
run, flow, feed, course(verb)
move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
profit from in an exploitatory manner
"He feeds on her insecurity"
"feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
fertilize, fertilise, feed(verb)
provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
"We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
to give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of
to satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire
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
to nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard
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
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
to supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press
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)
to take food; to eat
to subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon
to be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food
to place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze
that which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep
a grazing or pasture ground
an allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats
a meal, or the act of eating
the water supplied to steam boilers
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
the supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones
the mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion
Origin: [AS. fdan, fr. fda food; akin to OS. fdian, OFries. fda, fda, D. voeden, OHG. fuottan, Icel. fa, Sw. fda, Dan. fde. 75. See Food.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fēd, v.t. to give food to: to nourish: to furnish with necessary material: to foster.—v.i. to take food: to nourish one's self by eating:—pr.p. feed′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. fed.—n. an allowance of provender, esp. to cattle: the motion forward of anything being fed to a machine: (Milt.) a meal: (Shak.) pasture land.—ns. Feed′er, he who feeds, or that which supplies: an eater: one who abets another: one who fattens cattle: (obs.) a parasite; Feed′-head, the cistern that supplies water to the boiler of a steam-engine; Feed′-heat′er, an apparatus for heating the water supplied to a steam-boiler; Feed′ing, act of eating: that which is eaten: pasture: the placing of the sheets of paper in position for a printing or ruling machine; Feed′ing-bott′le, a bottle for supplying liquid food to an infant; Feed′-pipe, a pipe for supplying a boiler or cistern with water; Feed′-pump, a force-pump for supplying a steam-engine boiler with water. [A.S. fédan, to feed.]
What does FEED stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FEED acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'feed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4043
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'feed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2555
Rank popularity for the word 'feed' in Verbs Frequency: #310
The numerical value of feed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of feed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
They feed their children but to feed them they must leave them.
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
It is winter time! Feed the birds! Teach your children to feed the birds! Request your neighbour to feed the birds! Encourage your friends to feed the birds!
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Translations for feed
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أطعم, غذىArabic
- харчава́ць, кармі́цьBelarusian
- храня́, захранвам, пита́я, ям, захранване, зоб, хранене, пашаBulgarian
- maga, bevaBreton
- alimentarCatalan, Valencian
- krmivo, krmit, živit se, zdrojCzech
- кръмитиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- foder, indføre, fodre, leve afDanish
- fressen, Fütterung, füttern, nähren, Einspeisung, FutterGerman
- manĝigi, abonfluoEsperanto
- [[dar]] de [[comer]], alimentarSpanish
- غذا دادنPersian
- syöte, syödä, syöttää, ruokkia, ateria, rehuFinnish
- alimenter, flux, manger, nourrir, alimentation, nourritureFrench
- etet, táplálHungarian
- կերակրել, կերցնելArmenian
- fóðra, fæðaIcelandic
- cibarsi, alimentare, nutrirsi, nutrireItalian
- [[食べ物]]を[[与える]], 食べさせる, 食べる, 飼う, フィードJapanese
- 먹이다, 피드Korean
- boosa, magaCornish
- pābulor, nutrio, vesci, aloLatin
- fidderenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- festijn, voeren, invoeren, voeden, voeder, aanvoer, voerDutch
- leve av, mate, matingNorwegian
- alimentar, pôrPortuguese
- hrăni, strânsură, nutrețRomanian
- подава́ть, пода́ча, ку́шать, корми́ть, еда́, фура́ж, есть, пита́ть, пита́ться, фид, новостна́я ле́нта, пи́ща, корм, ле́нта новосте́й, пита́ниеRussian
- хранити, hranitiSerbo-Croatian
- krmivo, kŕmiť, krmSlovak
- mata, livnära sig, nära, leva på, föda, mata in, foderSwedish
- หล่อเลี้ยง, ขุนThai
- beslenmek, beslemek, yemTurkish
- корми́ти, харчува́ти, годува́тиUkrainian
- cho ănVietnamese
- ondla, dlaZulu
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