cannon fodder, fodder, fresh fish(noun)
soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
give fodder (to domesticated animals)
Food for animals.
A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19 1/2 to 24 cwt (993 to 1222 kg).; a fodder.
To feed animals (with fodder).
Origin: fōdor, from fōdran (compare voer 'pasture, fodder', Futter 'feed', foder), from *fōda 'food', from pat- 'to feed'. More at food.
a weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19/ to 24 cwt.; a fother
that which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc
to feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.;to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc
Origin: [See 1st Fother.]
Fodder or animal feed is any agricultural foodstuff used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, such as cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. Most animal feed is from plants, but some is of animal origin. "Fodder" refers particularly to food given to the animals, rather than that which they forage for themselves. It includes hay, straw, silage, compressed and pelleted feeds, oils and mixed rations, and sprouted grains and legumes. The worldwide animal feed industry consumed 635 million tons of feed in 2006, with an annual growth rate of about 2%. The use of agricultural land to grow feed rather than human food can be controversial; some types of feed, such as corn, can also serve as human food; those that cannot, such as grassland grass, may be grown on land that can be used for crops consumed by humans. Some agricultural byproducts fed to animals may be considered unsavory by human consumers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fod′ėr, n. food for cattle, as hay and straw.—v.t. to supply with fodder.—ns. Fodd′erer; Fodd′ering. [A.S. fódor; Ger. futter.]
The numerical value of fodder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of fodder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is nothing less than a catastrophe, this is the first time that due to lack of water and fodder, farmers are eagerly competing to sell off their livestock for throwaway prices.
My eyes are set forward and I’ve never been happier, i have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder.
I believe that the more people who know transgender people, the more they will understand, accept and support us, that happens only if they acknowledge our humanity, and not treat us like tabloid fodder.
Normally this time of the year, we are a happy lot. Our granary is full and we clear all our dues by selling our produce, this year we lost everything. We are left with nothing. Neither food for us nor fodder for animals.
Worst of all, it [speculation of notable figures] provides fodder for the special educators, special education attorneys, ABA therapists etc. to legitimize their profits and to encourage the false hope and tears for toasted snow that so many parents of these children have.
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- farratgeCatalan, Valencian
- porthiant, ebranWelsh
- forraje, piensoSpanish
- takarmány, abrakHungarian
- կեր, դարմանArmenian
- foraggio, biadaItalian
- 餌, 飼料Japanese
- ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳ ಆಹಾರKannada
- 꼴, 사료, 먹이Korean
- cibus, pābulumLatin
- помија, крма, сточна хранаMacedonian
- veevoeder, veevoer, kanonnenvoerDutch
- karma, pasza, obrokPolish
- strânsură, nutreț, furajRomanian
- фураж, кормRussian
- помиjа, сплачина, крма, крмивоSerbo-Croatian
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