feed


feed
[c]/fid / (say feed)

verb (fed, feeding)
verb (t)
1. to give food to; supply with nourishment.
2. (fed, feeding) )→ breastfeed.
3. to provide with the requisite materials for development, maintenance, or operation.
4. to yield, or serve as, food for.
5. to provide as food.
6. to furnish for consumption.
7. to satisfy; minister to; gratify.
8. to supply for maintenance or to be operated upon, as to a machine.
9. to use (land) as pasture.
10. Colloquial to provide cues to (an actor, especially a comedian).
11. Media
a. to supply (data) to a broadcaster: we'll be feeding footage live to air.
b. to supply (a broadcaster) with data: we'll be feeding the ABC with live reports every hour.
verb (i)
12. to take food; eat; graze.
13. to be nourished or gratified; subsist.
noun
14. food, as grain, silage, etc., for stock, as cattle, horses, etc.
15.
a. milk, or other liquid preparations, for an unweaned baby.
b. the act of feeding such a baby.
16. Colloquial
a. food for human consumption.
b. a meal: a decent feed.
17. an act of feeding.
18. the act or process of feeding a furnace, machine, etc.
19. the material, or the amount of it, so fed or supplied.
20. a feeding mechanism.
21. the rate of advance of a cutting mechanism, as a drill or cutting tool.
22. Theatre, Colloquial a cue to an actor, especially a comedian.
23. Media data supplied to a media outlet: a live feed.
phrase
24. feed back, to respond to, especially with comments, ideas, information, etc.
25. feed into, to enter, so as to form part of a larger mass or collection: *Their waters feed into the catchments of the Snowy River Hydro-electric System. –les a. murray, 1982.
26. feed up, to give food to (a person or animal) with the object of making them larger, healthier, etc.: we'll have to feed you up.
{Middle English fede(n), Old English fēdan, related to Old English fōda food; def. 16 US (early 1800s)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Feed — Feed, n. 1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. A grazing or pasture ground. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An allowance of provender given to a horse,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feed — Feed, n. 1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. A grazing or pasture ground. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An allowance of provender given to a horse,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feed — may refer to:* As a verb, to feed means to give food to, or to eat food. See feeding. * Feed as a noun often refers to animal feed, food given to or meant for livestock (see also fodder )Inserting one thing into another: * Card feed * Paper… …   Wikipedia

  • Feed — (f[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fed} (f[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Feeding}.] [AS. f[=e]dan, fr. f[=o]da food; akin to OS. f[=o]dian, OFries. f[=e]da, f[=o]da, D. voeden, OHG. fuottan, Icel. f[ae][eth]a, Sw. f[ o]da, Dan. f[ o]de. [root]75. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feed — vb Feed, nourish, pasture, graze are comparable when they mean to provide the food that one needs or desires. Feed is the comprehensive term applicable not only to persons and animals but also to plants and, by extension, to whatever consumes… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • feed — [fēd] vt. fed, feeding [ME feden < OE fedan < base of foda, FOOD] 1. to give food to; provide food for 2. a) to provide as food [to feed oats to horses] b) to serve as food for …   English World dictionary

  • Feed — Feed, v. i. 1. To take food; to eat. [1913 Webster] Her kid . . . which I afterwards killed because it would not feed. De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one s self (upon something); to prey; with on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feed — (englisch feed „Einspeisung“, „Zufuhr“) oder Newsfeed wird im Deutschen als jargon sprachliche Bezeichnung verwendet für elektronische Nachrichten aus dem Internet, die kostenlos abonniert und automatisch in einen Feedreader oder auch in den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • feed — fēd vb, fed fed; feed·ing vt 1 a) to give food to b) to give as food 2) to produce or provide food for vi to consume food: EAT feed n …   Medical dictionary

  • Feed — [fi:d], der; s, s [engl. feed, eigtl. = Versorgung, Einspeisung] (Jargon): elektronische Nachricht aus dem Internet, die kostenlos abonniert u. in ein E Mail Programm o. Ä. eingespeist werden kann …   Universal-Lexikon