Definitions of feed

  1. 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
  2. take in food; used of animals only; " This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; " What do whales eat?"
  3. gratify; " feed one's eye on a gorgeous view"
  4. support or promote; " His admiration fed her vanity"
  5. food for domestic livestock
  6. introduce continuously; as into a machine or processor; " feed carrots into a food processor"
  7. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; in agriculture and gardening; " We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
  8. give food to; " Feed the starving children in India"; " don't give the child this tough meat"
  9. serve as food for; be the food for; " This dish feeds six"
  10. provide as food; " Feed the guests the nuts"
  11. profit from in an exploitatory manner; " He feeds on her insecurity"
  12. introduce continuously; " feed carrots into a food processor"
  13. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; " We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
  14. gratify; " feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
  15. Feeding.
  16. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
  17. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
  18. 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.
  19. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. To supply ( the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
  23. 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).
  24. To take food; to eat.
  25. To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
  26. To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.
  27. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
  28. A grazing or pasture ground.
  29. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
  30. A meal, or the act of eating.
  31. The water supplied to steam boilers.
  32. The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
  33. The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
  34. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self ( upon something); to prey; - with on or upon.
  35. 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.
  36. To eat; subsist; with on or upon; to graze or pasture.
  37. A certain quantity of food given to animals at one time; fodder; pasture.
  38. Feeder.
  39. Fed.
  40. To give food to; to nourish; to furnish with necessary material; to foster.
  41. To take food; to nourish one's self by eating; - pr. p. feeding; pa. t. and pa. p. fed.
  42. An allowance of provender given to cattle.
  43. Food. esp. Of horses, & c.
  44. To give food to; supply.
  45. To take food; derive nourishment.
  46. To give food to; use for food; take food; eat; nourish; supply.
  47. Food, as of animals.
  48. A certain allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, & c.; a meal; provender; pasture; supply; feeder.
  49. To give food to; to supply with anything wanting or necessary; to graze or to pasture; to nourish; to delight; to entertain; to fatten.
  50. To take food; to prey; to pasture; to grow fat; to subsist.
  51. of Fee
  52. 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.
  53. A certain quantity of food eaten at one time; a certain allowance of food given at one time, as to a horse or cow.
  54. 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.

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
  3. To supply men with meat, to feed great cities with the flesh of beasts- it is not pleasant to think of that too closely. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  4. Naught else remain'd, Except to feed his eyes, to follow her, To lead her out to school, and hand her home. – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  5. As the only way of encouraging wild birds is to feed them, we have to try and give them what they like best. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  6. If we suspected Hilderman I should be inclined to agree with you that we should feed him up with lies; and if you think it will help us at all to suspect him I'm on at once. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  7. With somebody to feed him, and think for him, and take care of him, and be responsible for him, in some sort of a way, he makes almost one. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  8. About this lake there was also much good feed. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  9. Doug, did you feed the horses well? – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  10. 107. " Feed me with food, convenient for me." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. They had come this far on their way home, and with the cause of their fear no longer present had stopped to feed. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  12. How's he going to feed you? – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  13. I'll not waste another day's feed on her. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  14. Settlers in this section never feed their cattle longer than six weeks each winter. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  15. Will it feed me? – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  16. He always had it on the nursery table at breakfast and dinner and tea; and he used to 'atend to feed it. – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  17. But the garage keeper promised to be kind to them, to let them run about after a while and to feed and water them. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour by Laura Lee Hope
  18. We couldn't feed 'em. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  19. Why, I don't earn enough to pay my rent, hardly, now, ter say nothin' of my feed." – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  20. We can feed them out of our basket. – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum