What does Feeder mean?

Definitions for Feeder
ˈfi dərFeed·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feedernoun

    an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening

  2. eater, feedernoun

    someone who consumes food for nourishment

  3. feeder, tributary, confluent, affluentnoun

    a branch that flows into the main stream

  4. self-feeder, feedernoun

    a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material

    "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"

  5. bird feeder, birdfeeder, feedernoun

    an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds

  6. feedernoun

    an animal that feeds on a particular source of food

    "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"


  1. Feedernoun

    A branch railroad, stage line, air route, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line.


  1. feedernoun

    That which feeds.

    Etymology: feed + -er

  2. feedernoun

    That which is used to feed.

    a bird feeder

    Etymology: feed + -er

  3. feedernoun

    A tributary stream, especially of a canal.

    Etymology: feed + -er

  4. feedernoun

    A branch line of a railway

    Etymology: feed + -er

  5. feedernoun

    A transmission line that feeds the electricity for an electricity substation, or for a transmitter.

    Etymology: feed + -er

  6. feedernoun

    The pitcher.

    Etymology: feed + -er

  7. feedernoun

    A player who is killed by the opposing player or team more than once through lack of skills and experience, thus helping the opposing side.

    Stop feeding! You feeder.

    Etymology: feed + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feedernoun

    one who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward

  2. Feedernoun

    one who furnishes incentives; an encourager

  3. Feedernoun

    one who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened

  4. Feedernoun

    one who fattens cattle for slaughter

  5. Feedernoun

    a stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow

  6. Feedernoun

    a branch railroad, stage line, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line

  7. Feedernoun

    a small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein

  8. Feedernoun

    a strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower

  9. Feedernoun

    an auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon

  10. Feedernoun

    a device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed


  1. Feeder

    Feeder are a British alternative rock band based in Newport, Wales. The band was formed in 1992 under the name of "Reel" by the remaining members Grant Nicholas, Jon Lee and Simon Blight of electroacoustic group Raindancer, after the departure of their guitarist John Canham, although Simon Blight departed in 1992 to make way for Taka Hirose, after the band had used many session bassists from 1992-1995. Feeder's lineup after signing with The Echo Label in 1994 consisted of Grant Nicholas and Jon Lee, while still using session bassists and were heard on early demos. In January 2002, Jon Lee took his own life in his Miami home before former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson, began to record and play with the band before being made an official member. In May 2009 he parted company with Feeder to return to a reformed Skunk Anansie. Since Mark's departure, Feeder have employed drummer Karl Brazil, although for sessions and touring commitments for Renegades they employed Australian Damon Wilson and former Mexicolas drummer Tim Trotter. Feeder has released eight studio albums, three compilations, two EP's and 34 singles. Feeder's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including The Police, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. The band's sound was radically changed from that of Rain Dancer on their debut release the Two Colours EP, but has since introduced more acoustic aspects to their music, including elements of pianos and string orchestras.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Feeder

    A lead in an electric central station distribution system, which lead runs from the station to some point in the district to supply current. It is not used for any side connections, but runs direct to the point where current is required, thus "feeding" the district directly. In the two wire system a feeder may be positive or negative; in the three wire system there is also a neutral feeder. Often the term feeder includes the group of two or of three parallel lines.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. feeder

    A small river falling into a large one, or into a dock or float. Feeders, in pilot slang, are the passing spurts of rain which feed a gale.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Feeder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Feeder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Feeder in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Drumheller:

    Allosaurus might not have been as big as T. rex, but it was no slouch as an apex predator, it was able to hyper-extend its jaw for a super-wide gape. It was a hatchet feeder like a hawk, meaning it would chop into prey with its head. It had long arms with grasping claws and a strong bite force. Track sites suggest it might have been a long-distance hunter that would follow herds for miles to pick off prey.

  2. Christina Leonard Fahlsing:

    Also, the Zika-carrying mosquito is a day feeder, so be sure to use bug spray during daytime hours.

  3. Ryosuke Motani:

    Slightly after the end-Permian mass extinction, there were a lot of open opportunities as life recolonized the Earths surface, these bizarre forms grabbed the open niches and diversified, but were soon wiped out, probably by natural selection. The animal in question is one of them it must have been a slow swimmer and an inefficient feeder, but that was sufficient for the time being.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. eminent
    • B. ultimo
    • C. incumbent
    • D. tacky

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