What does Fodder mean?

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ˈfɒd ərFod·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannon fodder, fodder, fresh fishnoun

    soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

  2. fodderverb

    coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop

  3. fodderverb

    give fodder (to domesticated animals)

Wiktionary

  1. foddernoun

    Food for animals.

    Etymology: fōdor, from fōdran (compare voer 'pasture, fodder', Futter 'feed', foder), from *fōda 'food', from pat- 'to feed'. More at food.

  2. foddernoun

    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.

    Etymology: fōdor, from fōdran (compare voer 'pasture, fodder', Futter 'feed', foder), from *fōda 'food', from pat- 'to feed'. More at food.

  3. foddernoun

    Tracing paper.

    Etymology: fōdor, from fōdran (compare voer 'pasture, fodder', Futter 'feed', foder), from *fōda 'food', from pat- 'to feed'. More at food.

  4. fodderverb

    To feed animals (with fodder).

    Etymology: fōdor, from fōdran (compare voer 'pasture, fodder', Futter 'feed', foder), from *fōda 'food', from pat- 'to feed'. More at food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foddernoun

    a weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19/ to 24 cwt.; a fother

    Etymology: [See 1st Fother.]

  2. Foddernoun

    that which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc

    Etymology: [See 1st Fother.]

  3. Fodder

    to feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.;to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc

    Etymology: [See 1st Fother.]

Freebase

  1. Fodder

    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

  1. Fodder

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fodder

    See Forage.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fodder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fodder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Fodder in a Sentence

  1. Alessandro Chiarenza:

    Now we know that they probably had more bird-like metabolisms and adaptations, allowing them to survive harsher environments, and for herbivorous dinosaurs to survive on a lower supply of fodder.

  2. Alicia Witt:

    The circumstances around my parents’ sudden passings have become fodder for press, and there are some misconceptions rolling around - understandably so, this is very delicate for me to write because i’m wanting to honor their privacy, which they held so tightly. there’s an awful irony in the fact that, because of the very lengths they went to in order to protect their privacy in life - that privacy has been stripped away in death.

  3. Kayleigh McEnany:

    The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day and they are subject to strict scrutiny. While the White House does not routinely comment on alleged intelligence or internal deliberations, the CIA Director, National Security Advisor, and the Chief of Staff can all confirm that neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence, this does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter. The reporting quickly became fodder for the 2020 presidential campaign. During a town hall Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden brought up the shocking revelation that Trump reportedly knew of the bounties for months and slammed the president for doing worse than nothing. Not only has he failed to sanction or impose any kind of consequences on Russia for this egregious violation of international law, Donald Trump has continued his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself before Vladimir Putin, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said. He has had this information according to the Times, and yet he offered to host Putin in the United States and sought to invite Russia to rejoin the G7. His entire presidency has been a gift to Putin. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., questioned how Trump could hold an amicable relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- even welcoming him to a G-7 Summit in America -- while his regime was reportedly trying to kill Americans.

  4. Hayden Mora:

    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.

  5. Skye Wheeler:

    It's the brutal recruitment that is the most heart wrenching, forces come through their village and grab them and force them into fighting. It's an absolute negation of their basic rights as children, but also as people, not to be treated just as cannon fodder.

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