- 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
Other Word Forms of Feed
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Feed
- be off (one's) feed
- feed on
- off one's feed
Origin of Feed
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.
Middle English feden from Old English fēdan pā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
fe(e) + -(e)d
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