feed [fēd]
fed, feeding [ME feden < OE fedan < base of foda, FOOD]
1. to give food to; provide food for
a) to provide as food [to feed oats to horses]
b) to serve as food for
3. to provide something necessary for the growth, development, or existence of; nourish; sustain [to feed one's anger]
4. to provide (material to be used up, processed, etc.) [to feed coal into a stove]
5. to provide with material [feed the stove]
6. to provide satisfaction for; gratify [to feed one's vanity]
7. Sports to pass (the ball, puck, etc.) to (a teammate intending to make a shot, try for a goal, etc.)
8. Theater to supply (an actor) with (cue lines)
1. to eat: said chiefly of animals
2. to flow steadily, as into a machine for use, processing, etc.
a) food given to animals; fodder
b) the amount of fodder given at one time
a) the material fed into a machine
b) the part of the machine supplying this material
c) the supplying of this material
3. Informal a meal
4. Radio, TVRadio TV a transmission by satellite, land lines, etc., as that sent by a network to individual stations for broadcast
feed on or feed upon
1. to take as food; eat: said chiefly of animals
2. to get satisfaction, support, etc. from
off one's feed
Slang without appetite for food; somewhat sick

English World dictionary. . 2014.


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