HyperDic: feeder

English > 6 senses of the word feeder:
NOUNanimalfeederan animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
person feeder, eatersomeone who consumes food for nourishment
objectfeeder, tributary, confluent, affluenta branch that flows into the main stream
artifactfeeder, self-feedera machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
artifactfeeder, bird feeder, birdfeederan outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
animalfeederan animal that feeds on a particular source of food
feeder > pronunciation
Soundsfiy'der
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English > feeder: 6 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAn animal being fattened or suitable for fattening.
Broaderdomestic animal, domesticated animalAny of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
English > feeder: 6 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who consumes food for nourishment.
Synonymeater
Narrowerdevourersomeone who eats greedily or voraciously
dinerA person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
dunkerAn eater who dips food into a liquid / liquid before eating it
glutton, gourmand, gourmandizer, trenchermanA person who is devoted to eating and drinking / drinking to excess
gobblerA hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
lunchersomeone who is eating lunch
mouthA person conceived as a consumer of food
mycophagist, mycophageA person or animal who eats fungi (especially mushrooms)
nosher, snackersomeone who eats lightly or eats snacks between meals / meals
omnivoreA person who eats all kinds of foods
picnicker, picknickerA person who is picnicking
scoffer, gorgersomeone who eats food rapidly and greedily
vegetarianeater of fruits and grains and nuts
BroaderconsumerA person who uses goods or services
Spanishcomedor
Catalanmenjador
Verbsfeedtake in food
English > feeder: 6 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA branch that flows into the main stream.
Synonymstributary, confluent, affluent
BroaderbranchA stream or river connected to a larger / larger one
OppositedistributaryA branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
Spanishafluente, tributaria, tributario
Catalanafluent, confluent
Verbsfeedfeed into
English > feeder: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA machine that automatically provides a supply of some material.
Example"the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"
Synonymself-feeder
BroadermachineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Spanishalimentador
Catalanalimentador
Verbsfeedintroduce continuously
feedgive food to
English > feeder: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds.
Synonymsbird feeder, birdfeeder
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
English > feeder: 6 senses > noun 6, animal
MeaningAn animal that feeds on a particular source of food.
Examples
  • "a bark feeder"
  • "a mud feeder"
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement

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