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  1. any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To supply with food. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Anything which, when taken into the body, serves to nourish or build up the tissues or to supply body heat. (Dorland, 27th ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  8. Nutriment; material for eating; that which nourishes or keeps active; as, food for thought. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Aliment, nourishment, what is eaten to supply the necessary nutritive elements. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Nutriment; aliment. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. What one feeds on; that which being digested nourishes the body; whatever promotes growth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Nourishment; sustenance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Nourishment; nutriment; aliment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Whatever is eaten by animals or absorbed by plants as nutriment; something that sustains, nourishes, and augments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Whatever is eaten by animals for nourishment; victuals. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The diet of eastern nations has been in all ages light and simple. Vegetable food was more used than animal. The Hebrews used a great variety of articles, ( John 21:5 ) to give a relish to bread. Milk and its preparations hold a conspicuous place in eastern diet, as affording substantial nourishment; generally int he form of the modern leben , i.e. sour milk. Authorized Version "butter;" ( Genesis 18:8 ; Judges 5:25 ; 2 Samuel 17:29 ) Fruit was another source of subsistence: figs stood first in point of importance; they were generally dried and pressed into cakes. Grapes were generally eaten in a dried state as raisins. Of vegetables we have most frequent notice of lentils, beans, leeks, onions and garlic, which were and still are of a superior quality in Egypt. ( Numbers 11:5 ) Honey is extensively used, as is also olive oil. The Orientals have been at all times sparing in the use of animal food; not only does the extensive head of the climate render it both unwholesome to eat much meat and expensive from the necessity of immediately consuming a whole animal, but beyond this the ritual regulations of the Mosaic law in ancient, as of the Koran in modern, times have tended to the same result. The prohibition expressed against consuming the blood of any animal, ( Genesis 9:4 ) was more fully developed in the Levitical law, and enforced by the penalty of death. ( Leviticus 3:17 ; 7:26 ; 19:26 ; 12:16 ) Certain portions of the fat of sacrifices were also forbidden, ( Leviticus 3:9 Leviticus 3:10 ) as being set apart for the altar, ( Leviticus 3:16 ; 7:25 ) In addition to the above, Christians were forbidden to eat the flesh of animals portions of which had been offered to idols. All beasts and birds classed as unclean, ( Leviticus 11:1 ) ff.; Deuteronomy 14:4 ff., were also prohibited. Under these restrictions the Hebrews were permitted the free use of animal food: generally speaking they only availed themselves of it in the exercise of hospitality or at festivals of a religious, public or private character. It was only in royal households that there was a daily consumption of meat. The animals killed for meat were --calves, lambs, oxen not above three years of age, harts, roebucks and fallow deer; birds of various kinds; fish, with the exception of such as were without scales and fins. Locusts, of which certain species only were esteemed clean, were occasionally eaten, ( Matthew 3:4 ) but were regarded as poor fare. biblestudytools.com
  17. A substance that is edible and has nutrition in it to sustain ilfe and make energy. It helps maintian body functions and growth. It can be a fat, protien, mineral, or vitamin. It helps promote health. thelawdictionary.org
  18. Originally the Creator granted the use of the vegetable world for food to man ( Genesis 1:29 ), with the exception mentioned ( 2:17 ). The use of animal food was probably not unknown to the antediluvians. There is, however, a distinct law on the subject given to Noah after the Deluge ( Genesis 9:2-5 ). Various articles of food used in the patriarchal age are mentioned in Genesis 18:6-8 ; 25:34 ; Genesis 27:3 Genesis 27:4 ; 43:11 . Regarding the food of the Israelites in Egypt, see Exodus 16:3 ; Numbers 11:5 . In the wilderness their ordinary food was miraculously supplied in the manna. They had also quails ( Exodus 16:11-13 ; Numbers 11:31 ). In the law of Moses there are special regulations as to the animals to be used for food ( Leviticus 11 ; Deuteronomy 14:3-21 ). The Jews were also forbidden to use as food anything that had been consecrated to idols ( Exodus 34:15 ), or animals that had died of disease or had been torn by wild beasts ( Exodus 22:31 ; Leviticus 22:8 ). (See also for other restrictions Exodus 23:19 ; 29:13-22 ; Leviticus 3:4-9 ; Leviticus 9:18 Leviticus 9:19 ; 22:8 ; Deuteronomy 14:21 .) But beyond these restrictions they had a large grant from God ( Deuteronomy 14:26 ; Deuteronomy 32:13 Deuteronomy 32:14 ). Food was prepared for use in various ways. The cereals were sometimes eaten without any preparation ( Leviticus 23:14 ; Deuteronomy 23:25 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ). Vegetables were cooked by boiling ( Genesis 25:30 Genesis 25:34 ; 2 Kings Genesis 4:38 Genesis 4:39 ), and thus also other articles of food were prepared for use ( Genesis 27:4 ; Proverbs 23:3 ; Ezekiel 24:10 ; Luke 24:42 ; John 21:9 ). Food was also prepared by roasting ( Exodus 12:8 ; Leviticus 2:14 ). (See COOK .) biblestudytools.com
  19. f[=oo]d, n. what one feeds on: that which, being digested, nourishes the body: whatever sustains or promotes growth.--adjs. FOOD'FUL, able to supply food abundantly; FOOD'LESS, without food. [A.S. fóda; Goth. fódeins, Sw. föda.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. f[=oo]d, n. (Spens.). Same as FEUD. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Aliment- f. Farinaceous, see Farinaceous-f. of the Gods, Asafoetida. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. Material taken into the body to replenish the tissues which have been used up by the vital processes. Usually restricted to material introduced into the alimentary canal and thence passing into the blood or lymph-passages. na
  23. Victuals, nourishment, provisions, (be f. for worms, dead; be f. for fishes, drowned; f. for powder, soldiers); edibles (f. & drink); particular kind of f.; nutriment of plants; material for the mind (mental, intellectual, f.; f. for thought or meditation); f.-stuff, thing used as f. Hence foodless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Anything that serves to nourish ; aliment. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. See aliment. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. [Anglo-Saxon] What is fed upon; victuals; provisions;—any thing that sustains, nourishes, and augments; aliment; sustenance; nutriment; meat. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. Victuals, provision for the mouth; anything that nourishes. Complete Dictionary

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