food for domestic livestock
provide as food
"Feed the guests the nuts"
give food to
"Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
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, 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
feed into; supply
"Her success feeds her vanity"
feed, feed in(verb)
"feed carrots into a food processor"
support or promote
"His admiration fed her vanity"
take in food; used of animals only
"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
serve as food for; be the food for
"This dish feeds six"
run, flow, feed, course(verb)
move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
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, 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
profit from in an exploitatory manner
"He feeds on her insecurity"
"feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
fertilize, fertilise, feed(verb)
provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
"We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use feed in a sentence?
The idea was laudable. But I think it is a mistake to try to address farm-level problems with an emergency food program. I think the fundamental goal should be to provide good food at the lowest cost possible so that you can feed the most people.
Feed sparingly and defy the physician.
It is winter time, my friend; buy couple of breads; find a place calm and quiet and feed the birds; and for this action of yours, ask no more reward than their cheerful singings!
We currently have the snake and are simply trying to keep it alive as it lacks the natural ability to feed on its own, most bicephlic reptiles die within the first couple weeks due to feeding/digestion problems.
A fox may steal your hens, Sir, a whore your health and pence, Sir, your daughter rob your chest, Sir, your wife may steal your rest, Sir, a thief your goods and plate. But this is all but picking, with rest, pence, chest and chicken; it ever was decreed, Sir, if lawyer's hand is feed, Sir, he steals your whole estate.
Translations for feed
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- أطعم, غذىArabic
- харчава́ць, кармі́цьBelarusian
- храня́, захранвам, пита́я, ям, захранване, зоб, хранене, пашаBulgarian
- maga, bevaBreton
- alimentarCatalan, Valencian
- krmivo, krmit, živit se, zdrojCzech
- кръмитиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- foder, indføre, fodre, leve afDanish
- fressen, Fütterung, füttern, nähren, Einspeisung, FutterGerman
- manĝigi, abonfluoEsperanto
- [[dar]] de [[comer]], alimentarSpanish
- غذا دادنPersian
- syöte, syödä, syöttää, ruokkia, ateria, rehuFinnish
- alimenter, flux, manger, nourrir, alimentation, nourritureFrench
- etet, táplálHungarian
- կերակրել, կերցնելArmenian
- fóðra, fæðaIcelandic
- cibarsi, alimentare, nutrirsi, nutrireItalian
- [[食べ物]]を[[与える]], 食べさせる, 食べる, 飼う, フィードJapanese
- 먹이다, 피드Korean
- boosa, magaCornish
- pābulor, nutrio, vesci, aloLatin
- fidderenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- festijn, voeren, invoeren, voeden, voeder, aanvoer, voerDutch
- leve av, mate, matingNorwegian
- alimentar, pôrPortuguese
- hrăni, strânsură, nutrețRomanian
- подава́ть, пода́ча, ку́шать, корми́ть, еда́, фура́ж, есть, пита́ть, пита́ться, фид, новостна́я ле́нта, пи́ща, корм, ле́нта новосте́й, пита́ниеRussian
- хранити, hranitiSerbo-Croatian
- krmivo, kŕmiť, krmSlovak
- mata, livnära sig, nära, leva på, föda, mata in, foderSwedish
- หล่อเลี้ยง, ขุนThai
- beslenmek, beslemek, yemTurkish
- корми́ти, харчува́ти, годува́тиUkrainian
- cho ănVietnamese
- ondla, dlaZulu
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