feed synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term feed:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. feed, provender(verb)

    food for domestic livestock

    Synonyms:
    provisions, victuals, feed, provender, viands, commissariat

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  2. feed(verb)

    provide as food

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  3. feed, give(verb)

    give food to

    Synonyms:
    course, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, impart, eat, pass on, move over, return, establish, fertilise, reach, present, have, flow, fall in, make, pay, throw, gift, kick in, feed, founder, break, feast, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, feed in, devote, hold, pass, render, fertilize, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, run, generate, contribute, prey, afford, hand

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  4. feed(verb)

    feed into; supply

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  5. feed, feed in(verb)

    introduce continuously

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, feed, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  6. feed(verb)

    support or promote

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  7. feed, eat(verb)

    take in food; used of animals only

    Synonyms:
    eat, wipe out, eat on, give, fertilise, rust, eat up, run, feed, exhaust, run through, deplete, consume, prey, feast, corrode, flow, fertilize, course, use up, feed in

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  8. feed(verb)

    serve as food for; be the food for

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  9. run, flow, feed, course(verb)

    move along, of liquids

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, feed in, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, eat, flux, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, fall, feast, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, prey, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, fertilise, fertilize, run for, black market, give, persist, incline, hang, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, menstruate, melt

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  10. prey, feed(verb)

    profit from in an exploitatory manner

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, feed, raven, feed in, course, fertilize, feast, flow, prey, predate

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  11. feed, feast(verb)

    gratify

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, feed, fertilize, feed in, course, banquet, feast, flow, prey, junket

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  12. fertilize, fertilise, feed(verb)

    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

    Synonyms:
    fecundate, run, give, course, flow, eat, feed, fertilize, feed in, fertilise, feast, inseminate, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. feed

    Food is, in the popular sense, whatever one eats in contradistinction to what one drinks. Thus, we speak of food and drink, of wholesome, unwholesome, or indigestible food; but in a more scientific sense whatever, when taken into the digestive organs, serves to build up structure or supply waste may be termed food; the word is extended to plants to signify whatever taken in any way into the organism serves similar purposes; thus, we speak of liquid food, plant food, etc.; in this wider sense food is closely synonymous with nutriment, nourishment, and sustenance. Diet refers to the quantity and quality of food habitually taken, with reference to preservation of health. Victuals is a plain, homely word for whatever may be eaten; we speak of choice viands, cold victuals. Nourishment and sustenance apply to whatever can be introduced into the system as a means of sustaining life; we say of a convalescent, he is taking nourishment. Nutriment and nutrition have more of scientific reference to the vitalizing principles of various foods; thus, wheat is said to contain a great amount of nutriment. Regimen considers food as taken by strict rule, but applies more widely to the whole ordering of life. Fare is a general word for all table supplies, good or bad; as, sumptuous fare; wretched fare. Feed, fodder, and provender are used only of the food of the lower animals, feed denoting anything consumed, but more commonly grain, fodder denoting hay, cornstalks, or the like, sometimes called "long feed;" provender is dry feed, whether grain or hay, straw, etc. Forage denotes any kind of food suitable for horses and cattle, primarily as obtained by a military force in scouring the country, especially an enemy's country.

    Synonyms:
    aliment, diet, fare, fodder, food, forage, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, provender, regimen, sustenance, viands, victuals

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. feed(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    give food to, furnish with provisions, supply with nourishment

  2. feed(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    supply, contribute to, provide for

  3. feed(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    nourish, cherish, sustain

  4. feed(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    eat, take food, take nourishment

  5. feed(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    subsist, sustain life

  6. feed(n.)

    Synonyms:
    food (for beasts), provender, fodder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

fodder, feeding, forage, food, feedingstuffs, feedstuff, nourish, feedingstuff, feeds, power, eat, foods, diet, feedstuffs, fed, eating, nurture, nutrition, foraging



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