What does feed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feed, provender(verb)

    food for domestic livestock

  2. feed(verb)

    provide as food

    "Feed the guests the nuts"

  3. feed, give(verb)

    give food to

    "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

  4. feed(verb)

    feed into; supply

    "Her success feeds her vanity"

  5. feed, feed in(verb)

    introduce continuously

    "feed carrots into a food processor"

  6. feed(verb)

    support or promote

    "His admiration fed her vanity"

  7. feed, eat(verb)

    take in food; used of animals only

    "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"

  8. feed(verb)

    serve as food for; be the food for

    "This dish feeds six"

  9. run, flow, feed, course(verb)

    move along, of liquids

    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

  10. prey, feed(verb)

    profit from in an exploitatory manner

    "He feeds on her insecurity"

  11. feed, feast(verb)

    gratify

    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"

  12. fertilize, fertilise, feed(verb)

    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

    "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feed

    of Fee

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Feed(verb)

    to give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Feed(verb)

    to satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Feed(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Feed(verb)

    to nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Feed(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Feed(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Feed(verb)

    to supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Feed(verb)

    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)

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Feed(verb)

    to take food; to eat

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Feed(verb)

    to subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Feed(verb)

    to be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Feed(verb)

    to place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze

    Etymology: [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.]

  14. Feed(noun)

    that which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep

    Etymology: [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.]

  15. Feed(noun)

    a grazing or pasture ground

    Etymology: [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.]

  16. Feed(noun)

    an allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats

    Etymology: [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.]

  17. Feed(noun)

    a meal, or the act of eating

    Etymology: [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.]

  18. Feed(noun)

    the water supplied to steam boilers

    Etymology: [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.]

  19. Feed(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  20. Feed(noun)

    the supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones

    Etymology: [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.]

  21. Feed(noun)

    the mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Feed

    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

  1. Feed

    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.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'feed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4043

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'feed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2555

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'feed' in Verbs Frequency: #310

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of feed in a Sentence

  1. Greg Grow:

    The market is back to trading fundamentals, the acreage increase in corn was unexpected, the acreage increase in spring wheat was unexpected. The world is well supplied in feed grains right now.

  2. Carolyn Garver:

    Autism consists of social/communication disorders and behavioral/sensory disorders, they can also have restricted or repetitive interests. And a horse can feed into that because they're very repetitive and always have the same gait.

  3. John Lynch:

    Some studies have suggested that cultured meat may require less of a 'feed' source than conventional livestock production, but require more energy. If this is the case, then their impact on the climate will depend on where this energy comes from.

  4. Deb Haaland:

    Every time they asked about Elizabeth's family instead of the issues of vital importance to Indian country, they feed the President's racism, elizabeth Warren knows Elizabeth Warren will be attacked, but Elizabeth Warren's here to be an unwavering partner in our struggle, because that is what a leader does.

  5. Christy Harris:

    You're letting go of this idea of carrying your own child, of having that kind of bond. You won't be able to breast-feed. You won't be able to feel them move, letting go of the concept that you won't be able to carry your own child is really hard. It's really emotional, and I don't think there's anything wrong with adoption. If I could afford it, I would absolutely be all over it, but it's one of those things where I don't think it's fair that people assume that just because you can't have kids you are now responsible to go and adopt.

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