Definitions of feed

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