any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
food, solid food(noun)
any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
"food and drink"
food, food for thought, intellectual nourishment(noun)
anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
Any substance that is or can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
The innkeeper brought them food and drink.
Anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea.
That is food for thought.
This shop stocks many hundreds of different foods.
Origin: From fode, fude, from foda, from fōdô, from peh₂-. Cognate with fuid, föde, vöde, føde, föda, fæða, fæði, 03460348033303340339033D0343, panis, pasco. Related to fodder, foster.
what is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment
anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes
to supply with food
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry. Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies like the International Association for Food Protection, World Resources Institute, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Food Information Council. They address issues such as sustainability, biological diversity, climate change, nutritional economics, population growth, water supply, and access to food. The right to food is a human right derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, recognizing the "right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food," as well as the "fundamental right to be free from hunger."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fōōd, n. what one feeds on: that which, being digested, nourishes the body: whatever sustains or promotes growth.—adjs. Food′ful, able to supply food abundantly; Food′less, without food. [A.S. fóda; Goth. fódeins, Sw. föda.]
fōōd, n. (Spens.). Same as Feud.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'food' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #486
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'food' in Written Corpus Frequency: #710
Rank popularity for the word 'food' in Nouns Frequency: #168
The numerical value of food in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of food in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I wish I can enjoy no food but food for thought.
Thought Why does man kill He kills for food. And not only food frequently there must be a beverage.
Thought: why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only for food: frequently there must be a beverage.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
If food is categorized as good or bad, then negative thoughts around food can occur, over time, negative thoughts about food may turn into negative self-image thoughts when ‘bad’ food is consumed.
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Translations for food
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- voedsel, kosAfrikaans
- مأكولات, ٌأُکْل, طعام, مأكلArabic
- ərzaq, yemək, qidaAzerbaijani
- харчава́нне, е́жаBelarusian
- boued, bouedoùBreton
- menjar, alimentCatalan, Valencian
- jídlo, potravaCzech
- ædelse, føde, madDanish
- Essen, Nahrung, LebensmittelGerman
- τροφή, φαγητό, τρόφιμα, φαΐGreek
- alimento, comidaSpanish
- elintarvike, ravinto, ruokaFinnish
- matur, føðiFaroese
- manger, nourriture, aliment, bouffe, alimentation, alimentsFrench
- fiedselWestern Frisian
- biadhScottish Gaelic
- אכל, מזוןHebrew
- खाना, भोजनHindi
- manjeHaitian Creole
- ennivaló, étel, élelmiszerHungarian
- սնունդ, ուտելիք, կերակուրArmenian
- pangan, makananIndonesian
- matvæli, fæði, matvara, maturIcelandic
- alimento, nutrimento, ciboItalian
- 餌, 飯, 食物, 食料, 食べ物, 食品, フードJapanese
- საკვები, საზრდო, საჭმელიGeorgian
- тамақ, асKazakh
- ម្ហូប, អាហារ, ម្ហូបអាហារKhmer
- 飮食, 음식Korean
- خواردهمهنی, چێشتKurdish
- тамак, тамак-аш, ашKyrgyz
- pābulum, alimentum, esca, cibus, pulmentum, cibariaLatin
- ອາຫານ, ເຄື່ອງກິນLao
- pārtikas produkts, ēdiens, pārtikas prece, pārtikaLatvian
- ആഹാരം, ഭക്ഷണംMalayalam
- хүнс, зоог, хоолMongolian
- voedsel, etenDutch
- næring, mat, fødeNorwegian
- chʼiyáánNavajo, Navaho
- хӕринагOssetian, Ossetic
- ਅਹਾਰPanjabi, Punjabi
- pożywienie, jedzeniePolish
- alimento, comidaPortuguese
- aliment, alimentare, mâncare, nutriție, hranăRomanian
- корм, пи́ща, еда́, пита́ние, едаRussian
- hrána, хра́на, хранаSerbo-Croatian
- කෑම, ආහාරSinhala, Sinhalese
- strava, jedloSlovak
- dijoSouthern Sotho
- föda, mat, födoämne, livsmedel, matvaraSwedish
- சாப்பாடு, உணவுTamil
- తిండి, ఆహారంTelugu
- azyk, aşTurkmen
- besin, yiyecek, yemek, aşTurkish
- ї́жа, харчува́нняUkrainian
- taom, ovqat, ozuqa, yemak, oziqUzbek
- thức ănVietnamese
- amindjî, amagnîWalloon
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