An example of feed is bird seed.
To feed one's anger.
Food given at one feed.
Feed the stove.
An ego that feeds on flattery.
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.
To feed one's vanity.
Feed the fish to the dolphins.
Springs feed ponds with water.
Nasalization feeds raising.
They sell feed, riding helmets, and everything else for horses.
A satellite feed.
The paper feed of a printer.
They held a crab feed on the beach.
Feed lines to an actor.
Pigs feeding at a trough.
We had a great feed at the restaurant.
To feed coal into a stove.
- To have lost one's appetite:The dog is off its feed this week.
- to take as food; eat
- to get satisfaction, support, etc. from
- without appetite for food; somewhat sick
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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.
- fe(e) + -(e)d