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Definition of Feed


  1. of Fee
  2. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
  3. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
  4. To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal.
  5. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
  6. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.
  7. To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.
  8. To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
  9. To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).
  10. To take food; to eat.
  11. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
  12. To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
  13. To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.
  14. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
  15. A grazing or pasture ground.
  16. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
  17. A meal, or the act of eating.
  18. The water supplied to steam boilers.
  19. The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.
  20. The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
  21. The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.

Feed Quotations

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Mother Teresa

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
Clara Barton

I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.
Julian Casablancas

I love the pigeons. I just raise them, period, and feed them. Pigeons go away, and they always come back. You get a touch of freedom, and then they are free to come back to you. I love the idea of pigeons.
George Foreman
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Feed Translations

feed in Afrikaans is eet
feed in Dutch is eten, bikken, gebruiken, vreten
feed in French is nourrir, alimentent, alimentez, alimentons, manger
feed in Italian is mangiare, foderare, allattamento, alimentare
feed in Spanish is alimentar, nutrir, comer, cebar
feed in Swedish is mata
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