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verb (used with object), fed, feed路ing.
verb (used without object), fed, feed路ing.
(especially of animals) to take food; eat: cows feeding in a meadow; to feed well.
to be nourished or gratified; subsist: to feed on grass; to feed on thoughts of revenge.
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Idioms about feed

    chain feed, to pass (work) successively into a machine in such a manner that each new piece is held in place by or connected to the one before.
    off one's feed, Slang.
    1. reluctant to eat; without appetite.
    2. dejected; sad.
    3. not well; ill.

Origin of feed

First recorded before 950; Middle English feden, Old English f膿dan; cognate with Gothic f艒djan, Old Saxon f艒dian. See food

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13. Feed, fodder, forage, provender mean food for animals. Feed is the general word: pig feed; chicken feed. Fodder is especially applied to dry or green feed, as opposed to pasturage, fed to horses, cattle, etc.: fodder for winter feeding; Cornstalks are good fodder. Forage is food that an animal obtains (usually grass, leaves, etc.) by searching about for it: Lost cattle can usually live on forage. Provender denotes dry feed, such as hay, oats, or corn: a supply of provender in the haymow and corn cribs.


feed路a路ble, adjectiveoutfeed, verb (used with object), out路fed, out路feed路ing.re路feed, verb, re路fed, re路feed路ing.un路feed路a路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for feed

/ (fi藧d) /

verb feeds, feeding or fed (f蓻d) (mainly tr)

Derived forms of feed

feedable, adjective

Word Origin for feed

Old English f膿dan; related to Old Norse f艙tha to feed, Old High German fuotan, Gothic f艒thjan; see food, fodder
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