What does fodder mean?

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ˈfɒd ərfod·der

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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)

Wiktionary

  1. fodder(Noun)

    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. 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.

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

  3. fodder(Noun)

    Tracing paper.

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

  4. fodder(Verb)

    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. Fodder(noun)

    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. Fodder(noun)

    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. 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.

  2. Snoop Dogg:

    [If the shooter had been a Muslim] the NRA would use it as fodder for propaganda to scare dumb racists into buying more guns.

  3. 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.

  4. Steven Maviglio:

    If you're running against Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, you have to be anti-bank, that would possibly give them fodder if she catches fire.

  5. 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.

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