What does fodder mean?

Definitions for fodderˈfɒd ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannon fodder, fodder, fresh fish(noun)

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

  2. fodder(verb)

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

  3. fodder(verb)

    give fodder (to domesticated animals)


  1. fodder(Noun)

    Food for animals.

  2. fodder(Noun)

    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.

  3. fodder(Noun)

    Tracing paper.

  4. fodder(Verb)

    To feed animals (with fodder).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fodder(noun)

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

  2. Fodder(noun)

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

  3. Fodder

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

  4. Origin: [See 1st Fother.]


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josh Pate:

    Even the downturn happening now is fodder for future seasons.

  2. Ananthakrishnan Kannappan:

    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.

  3. Robin Wright:

    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.

  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. Vinod Kumar:

    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.

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