feed Meaning - 64 Definitions and 18 Examples Available!

What is the meaning of feed? Here 64 definitions and 18 example sentences available for the word feed.

Meaning of feed
(transitive) To give (someone or something) food to eat.

Definitions of feed

verb

1. (transitive) To give (someone or something) food to eat.
Feed the dog every evening.
2. (intransitive) To eat (usually of animals).
Spiders feed on gnats and flies.
3. (transitive) To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.
Feed the fish to the dolphins.
4. (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.
Feed the paper gently into the document shredder.
We got interesting results after feeding the computer with the new data.
5. (figurative) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
6. To supply with something.
Springs feed ponds with water.
7. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.
If grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.
8. (sports, transitive) To pass to.
9. (phonology, of a phonological rule) To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply; to be applied before another rule.
Nasalization feeds raising.
10. (syntax, of a syntactic rule) To create the syntactic environment in which another syntactic rule is applied; to be applied before another syntactic rule.
11. simple past tense and past participle of fee
12. introduce continuously
feed carrots into a food processor
13. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
feed carrots into a food processor
14. give food to
feed carrots into a food processor
15. take in food
feed carrots into a food processor
16. serve as food for
feed carrots into a food processor
17. feed into
feed carrots into a food processor
18. provide as food
feed carrots into a food processor
19. gratify
feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view
20. profit from in an exploitatory manner
They feed on your insecurity.
21. move along, of liquids
They feed on your insecurity.
22. support or promote
They feed on your insecurity.
23. take in food; used of animals only
This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
What do whales eat?
24. serve as food for; be the food for
This dish feeds six
25. feed into; supply
Her success feeds her vanity
26. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
27. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
28. 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.
29. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
33. 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).
34. To take food; to eat.
35. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
36. To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
37. To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.

noun

1. (uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
They sell feed, riding helmets, and everything else for horses.
2. Something supplied continuously.
a satellite feed
3. The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.
the paper feed of a printer
4. (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity
They held a crab feed on the beach.
5. (Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.
I've subscribed to the feeds of my favourite blogs, so I can find out when new posts are added without having to visit those sites.
6. food for domestic livestock
7. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
8. A grazing or pasture ground.
9. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
10. A meal, or the act of eating.
11. The water supplied to steam boilers.
12. The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
13. The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
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.
12. introduce continuously
feed carrots into a food processor
13. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
feed carrots into a food processor
14. give food to
feed carrots into a food processor
15. take in food
feed carrots into a food processor
16. serve as food for
feed carrots into a food processor
17. feed into
feed carrots into a food processor
18. provide as food
feed carrots into a food processor
19. gratify
feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view
20. profit from in an exploitatory manner
They feed on your insecurity.
21. move along, of liquids
They feed on your insecurity.
22. support or promote
They feed on your insecurity.
23. take in food; used of animals only
This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
What do whales eat?
24. serve as food for; be the food for
This dish feeds six
25. feed into; supply
Her success feeds her vanity
26. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
27. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
28. 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.
29. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
33. 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).
34. To take food; to eat.
35. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
36. To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
37. To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.

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