- that which nourishes; nutriment; food.
- that which sustains; means of support.
- to sustain; support.
Origin of aliment
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Related Words for alimentfare, nutrition, nourishment, edible, victuals, provender, nutriment, eats, sustenance, pabulum, foodstuff, nurture, comestible, provision, esculent
Examples from the Web for aliment
Historical Examples of aliment
Others, who demanded revenge, found an aliment for their inactive forces.My Double Life
He died like a lamp which ceases to burn for want of aliment.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
All these are placed before the Chapel kindred for inspiration and aliment.Child and Country
Will Levington Comfort
A few mouthfuls of the aliment are rejected at a time for some hours after meals.Zoonomia, Vol. II
Cook found no traces of aliment in the stomachs of those shot by his party.Heads and Tales
- something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
- Scots law another term for alimony
- (tr) obsolete to support or sustain
Word Origin for aliment
"food," late 15c., from Latin alimentum "nourishment," in plural, "food, provisions," from alere "to nourish" (see alimentary).
- Something that nourishes; food.
- Something that supports or sustains.
- To supply with sustenance, such as food.