HyperDic: feed

English > 12 senses of the word feed:
VERBconsumptionfeedprovide as food
consumptionfeed, givegive food to
consumptionfeedfeed into
changefeed, feed inintroduce continuously
socialfeedsupport / support or promote
consumptionfeed, eattake in food
consumptionfeedserve as food for
motionfeed, run, flow, coursemove along, of liquids / liquids
consumptionfeed, preyprofit from in an exploitatory manner
consumptionfeed, feastgratify
changefeed, fertilize, fertiliseprovide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
NOUNfoodfeed, provenderfood for domestic livestock
feed > pronunciation
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > feed: 12 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningFood for domestic livestock.
Narrowerbird feed, bird food, birdseedFood given to birds
blood mealThe dried and powdered blood of animals
cattle cakeA concentrated feed for cattle
corn gluten feedA feed consisting primarily of corn gluten
creep feedfeed given to young animals isolated in a creep
cud, rechewed foodFood of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
feed graingrain grown for cattle feed
fish mealGround dried fish used as fertilizer and as feed for domestic livestock
foddercoarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
mashmixture / mixture of ground animal feeds
mastnuts of forest / forest trees used as feed for swine
oil cakeMass of e.g. linseed or cottonseed or soybean from which the oil has been pressed
petfood, pet-food, pet foodFood prepared for animal pets
silage, ensilagefodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo
slop, slops, swill, pigswill, pigwashwet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
Broaderfood, nutrientAny substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
Spanishcomida, provisiones
Catalanmenjar, provisions
Verbsfeedtake in food
feedserve as food for
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningProvide as food.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey feed the animals
Example"Feed the guests the nuts"
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishalimentar, nutrir, sustentar
Catalanalimentar, nodrir, sustentar
Nounsfeedingthe act of supplying food and nourishment
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningGive food to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey feed the food to the people; They feed the people the food
Example"Feed the starving children in India"
Cause toeattake in solid food
Entailed byboardProvide food and lodging (for)
fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten upmake fat or plump
Narrowerbottlefeedfeed (infants) with a bottle
breakfastProvide breakfast for
breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suckgive suck to
cornfeed (cattle) with corn
crop, graze, pastureLet feed in a field or pasture or meadow
dineGive dinner to
fodderGive fodder (to domesticated animals)
force-feedfeed someone who will not or cannot eat
injectfeed intravenously
lunchProvide a midday meal for
nutrify, aliment, nourishGive nourishment to
overfeedfeed excessively
rangeLet eat
regurgitatefeed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food
scavengefeed on carrion or refuse
slop, swillfeed pigs
spoonfeedfeed with a spoon
undernourish, malnourishProvide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Oppositestarve, famishdeprive of food
Spanishalimentar, dispensar, entregar, propinar, sustentar
Catalanalimentar, dispensar, entregar, propinar, sustentar
Nounsfeedera machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
feedingthe act of supplying food and nourishment
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningfeed into; supply.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Her success feeds her vanity"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Nounsfeedera branch that flows into the main stream
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningintroduce continuously.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Example"feed carrots into a food processor"
Synonymfeed in
Broaderinsert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduceintroduce
Spanishalimentar, introducir
Nounsfeedera machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningsupport / support or promote.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderpromote, advance, boost, further, encouragecontribute to the progress or growth of
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 6, consumption
Meaningtake in food; used of animals only.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe animals feed
Narrowercrop, browse, graze, range, pasturefeed as in a meadow or pasture
foragewander and feed
ravenfeed greedily
sucklesuck milk from the mother's breasts
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Similar toeattake in solid food
Spanishalimentarse, alimentar, comer, consumir
Catalanalimentar, consumir, cruspir-se, jalar, menjar-se, menjar
Nounsfeedfood for domestic livestock
feedersomeone who consumes food for nourishment
feedingthe act of consuming food
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 7, consumption
MeaningServe as food for; be the food for.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"This dish feeds six"
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishalimentar, nutrir, sustentar
Catalanalimentar, mantenir, nodrir, sustentar
Nounsfeedfood for domestic livestock
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 8, motion
MeaningMove along, of liquids / liquids.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
Synonymsrun, flow, course
Caused byflowCause to flow
flushCause to flow or flood with or as if with water
pourCause to run
Entailed byoverflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim overFlow or run over (a limit or brim)
NarrowercirculateMove through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
drain, run outflow off gradually
eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirlFlow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids
flushFlow freely
gutterFlow in small streams
jet, gushissue in a jet
pourFlow in a spurt
run downMove downward
seep, oozePass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
spill, run outFlow, run or fall out and become lost
stream, well outFlow freely and abundantly
tide, surgeRise or move forward
trickle, dribble, filterRun or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
waste, run offrun off as waste
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishalimentar, correr, crecer, fluir, manar
Catalanalimentar, brollar, córrer, créixer, fluir, manar, rajar
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 9, consumption
Meaningprofit from in an exploitatory manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"He feeds on her insecurity"
Broaderexploit, workUse or manipulate to one's advantage
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 10, consumption
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
Broaderregale, treatProvide with choice or abundant food or drink
Spanishalimentar, regalarse
Catalanalimentar-se, banquetejar, mantenir-se, nodrir-se, sustentar-se
English > feed: 12 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningProvide with fertilizers or add nutrients to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey feed the trees
Synonymsfertilize, fertilise
Categoryfarming, agriculture, husbandryThe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Narrowerdungfertilize or dress with dung
nitrifytreat (soil) with nitrates
topdressscatter manure or fertilizer over (land)
Broaderenrichmake better or improve in quality
Spanishabonar, fertilizar
Catalanadobar, fertilitzar

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