What does fodder mean?

Definitions for fodder
ˈfɒd ərfod·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fodder.

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.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce fodder?

How to say fodder in sign language?

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. Josh Pate:

    Even the downturn happening now is fodder for future seasons.

  2. Mathew Rosengart:

    This is overblown sensational tabloid fodder -- nothing more than a fabricated' he said she said' regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever, anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately.

  3. Jonathan Mitchell:

    Worst of all, it [speculation of notable figures] provides fodder for the special educators, special education attorneys, ABA therapists etc. to legitimize their profits and to encourage the false hope and tears for toasted snow that so many parents of these children have.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of fodder

  1. fodderfodderfodderfodderfodder

Popularity rank by frequency of use

fodder#10000#26440#100000

Translations for fodder

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fodder »

Translation

Find a translation for the fodder definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these fodder definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fodder." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 17 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fodder>.

    Are we missing a good definition for fodder? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a conveyance that transports people or objects
    • A. contribution
    • B. vehicle
    • C. staff
    • D. deterioration

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fodder: