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Definitions of feed

  1. To take food; to prey; to pasture; to grow fat; to subsist. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give food to; use for food; take food; eat; nourish; supply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To give food to; nourish; to give as food; as, to feed oats to horses; supply with necessaries; furnish with materials; as, to feed a machine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To give food to; to nourish; to furnish with necessary material; to foster. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To give food to; supply. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To take food; to eat. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; - with on or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To eat; subsist; with on or upon; to graze or pasture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To take food; to nourish one's self by eating; -pr.p. feeding; pa.t. and pa.p. fed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To take food; derive nourishment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. gratify; "feed one's eye on a gorgeous view" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; in agriculture and gardening; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To give food to; to supply with anything wanting or necessary; to graze or to pasture; to nourish; to delight; to entertain; to fatten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To supply with food; to furnish with a supply of anything constantly required; to nourish; to keep in hope; to take food; to pasture or graze. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Retained by a fee, as a lawyer: retaining-fee, the fee paid to a lawyer to secure his services: fee-farm, land held by the payment of rent: fee-simple, an estate in lands or tenements of which the owner has the fullest power of disposing which the law allows: fee-tail, a limited inheritance; an estate handed down by entail. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. food for domestic livestock Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A grazing or pasture ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A meal, or the act of eating. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The water supplied to steam boilers. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A certain quantity of food given to animals at one time; fodder; pasture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Feeder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. An allowance of provender given to cattle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Food. esp. Of horses, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. Food, as of animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A certain allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, &c.; a meal; provender; pasture; supply; feeder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. A certain quantity of food eaten at one time; a certain allowance of food given at one time, as to a horse or cow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. of Fee Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Fed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for feed

  1. Musq'oosis don't need anybody to feed him. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  2. My horses' feed is down at the Point. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
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