Feed meaning

fēd
Feed is a source of nourishment or food that is provided to animals.

An example of feed is bird seed.

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To provide something necessary for the growth, development, or existence of; nourish; sustain.

To feed one's anger.

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The act of providing food, especially to an animal.

Food given at one feed.

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To provide with material.

Feed the stove.

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To eat.
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To be nourished or supported.

An ego that feeds on flattery.

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To feed is defined as to provide food for someone or something, or to take in and eat food or to put more wood on a fire.

An example of feed is when you prepare dinner for your family.

An example of feed is when a newborn baby drinks milk from a bottle or when a cow consumes grass.

An example of feed is when you put extra logs on a fire.

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To provide satisfaction for; gratify.

To feed one's vanity.

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(theater) To supply (an actor) with (cue lines)
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(radio, tv) A transmission by satellite, landlines, etc., as that sent by a network to individual stations for broadcast.
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(comput.) A notification sent out by a website to alert subscribers about updated information: such notifications are received typically through a web browser.
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Food for animals, especially livestock.
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The amount of such food given at one time.
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A general term for the electronic distribution of information, whether text, audio or video. It may refer to a syndicated radio or TV program that is transmitted on a regular basis, or to a syndication feed that is available on a website or blog (see syndication format).
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To give (someone or something) food to eat.

Feed the dog every evening.

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(intransitive) To eat (usually of animals).

Spiders feed on gnats and flies.

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To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.

Feed the fish to the dolphins.

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To give to a machine to be processed.

Feed the paper gently into the document shredder.

We got interesting results after feeding the computer with the new data.

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(figuratively) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
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To supply with something.

Springs feed ponds with water.

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To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.

If grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.

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(sports) To pass to.
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(phonology, of a phonological rule) To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply.

Nasalization feeds raising.

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(uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.

They sell feed, riding helmets, and everything else for horses.

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Something supplied continuously.

A satellite feed.

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The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.

The paper feed of a printer.

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(countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity.

They held a crab feed on the beach.

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(Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.

I've subscribed to the feeds of my favourite blogs, so I can find out when new posts are added without having to visit those sites.

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Simple past tense and past participle of fee.
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To supply as a cue.

Feed lines to an actor.

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(sports) To pass a ball or puck to (a teammate), especially to set up a scoring chance.
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To eat. Used of animals.

Pigs feeding at a trough.

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(informal) A meal, especially a large one.

We had a great feed at the restaurant.

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(sports) A pass of a ball or puck, especially to set up a scoring chance.
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To give food to; provide food for.
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To provide (material to be used up, processed, etc.)

To feed coal into a stove.

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(sports) To pass (the ball, puck, etc.) to (a teammate intending to make a shot, try for a goal, etc.)
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To flow steadily, as into a machine for use, processing, etc.
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(informal) A meal.
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be off (one's) feed
  • To have lost one's appetite:
    The dog is off its feed this week.
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feed on
  • to take as food; eat
  • to get satisfaction, support, etc. from
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off one's feed
  • without appetite for food; somewhat sick
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be off (one's) feed
feed on

Origin of feed

  • Middle English feden from Old English fēdan pā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan (“to feed”), from Proto-Germanic *fōdijaną (“to feed”), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (“to guard, graze, feed”). Cognate with West Frisian fiede (“to nourish, feed”), Dutch voeden (“to feed”), Danish føde (“to bring forth, feed”), Swedish föda (“to bring forth, feed”), Icelandic fæða (“to feed”), and more distantly with Latin pāscō (“feed, nourish”, verb) through Indo-European. More at food, fodder.

    From Wiktionary

  • fe(e) + -(e)d

    From Wiktionary