Associations to the word «Feed»

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FEED, verb. (transitive) To give (someone or something) food to eat.
FEED, verb. (intransitive) To eat (usually of animals).
FEED, verb. (transitive) To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.
FEED, verb. (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.
FEED, verb. (figurative) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
FEED, verb. To supply with something.
FEED, verb. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.
FEED, verb. (sports) (transitive) To pass to.
FEED, verb. (phonology) (of a phonological rule) To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply.
FEED, noun. (uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
FEED, noun. Something supplied continuously.
FEED, noun. The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.
FEED, noun. (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity
FEED, noun. (Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.
FEED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of fee
FEED BAG, noun. Alternative spelling of feedbag
FEED DOG, noun. (sewing) On a sewing machine, the toothed mechanism that uses a forward, down, back, and up motion against the presser foot to advance the fabric through the machine evenly.
FEED DOGS, noun. Plural of feed dog
FEED DRIVE, noun. (computing) A drive mechanism for CD-ROMs etc in which no tray is used; the medium is inserted in a slot and is pulled in
FEED GRAINS, noun. The coarser grains such as corn, milo, and soybeans.
FEED HORN, noun. Alternative spelling of feedhorn
FEED HORNS, noun. Plural of feed horn
FEED INTO, verb. (transitive) (of a river) to be a tributary of another river or waterway
FEED OFF, verb. (transitive) (of an animal) To consume as part of a diet
FEED OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to get stimulus from (an external object)
FEED ONE'S FACE, verb. (idiomatic) To eat.
FEED OUT OF, verb. To feed from
FEED THE DRAGON, verb. (idiomatic) To outsource (jobs) to the People's Republic of China.
FEED THE DRAGON, verb. (idiomatic) To buy or sell products labeled as "Made in China."
FEED THE METER, verb. To put coins into a parking meter.
FEED THE TROLL, verb. (Internet) To respond to an individual who posts deliberately inflammatory or disruptive statements, such as to a newsgroup or other online forum.
FEED UP, verb. (transitive) To feed (a person or animal) until they are at a healthy weight.
FEED ZONE, noun. A designated place along the course of a bicycle race where it is permitted for the riders to receive food and energy drinks from their team support personnel.
FEED ZONES, noun. Plural of feed zone

Dictionary definition

FEED, noun. Food for domestic livestock.
FEED, verb. Provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts".
FEED, verb. Give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat".
FEED, verb. Feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity".
FEED, verb. Introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor".
FEED, verb. Support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity".
FEED, verb. Take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?".
FEED, verb. Serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six".
FEED, verb. Move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi".
FEED, verb. Profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity".
FEED, verb. Gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view".
FEED, verb. Provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope