Associations to the word «Food»


FOOD, noun. (uncountable) Any substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
FOOD, noun. (countable) A foodstuff.
FOOD, noun. (uncountable) (figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
FOOD ADDITIVE, noun. Any non-food substance added to food in order to improve its flavour, appearance or shelf life
FOOD ADDITIVES, noun. Plural of food additive
FOOD BABIES, noun. Plural of food baby
FOOD BABY, noun. (idiomatic) (humorous) A protruding belly resulting from the consumption of a large quantity of food; the contents of one's digestive system causing the protrusion.
FOOD BANK, noun. A non-profit, charitable organization that distributes mostly donated food to a wide variety of agencies that in turn feed the hungry.
FOOD BANKS, noun. Plural of food bank
FOOD BOWL, noun. A region which has the conditions required to produce a large amount of food.
FOOD BOWLS, noun. Plural of food bowl
FOOD CHAIN, noun. The feeding relationships between species in a biotic community.
FOOD CHAIN, noun. (idiomatic) a hierarchy
FOOD CHAINS, noun. Plural of food chain
FOOD COLOURING, noun. Any substance added to food in order to change its colour.
FOOD COLOURINGS, noun. Plural of food colouring
FOOD COMA, noun. (informal) A state of lethargy and sleepiness that comes on shortly after eating a large or heavy meal.
FOOD COMAS, noun. Plural of food coma
FOOD COURT, noun. A common area for dining, containing or surrounded by contiguous counters of multiple food vendors, often adjoining a shopping area.
FOOD COURTS, noun. Plural of food court
FOOD CROP, noun. A crop raised for human consumption, such as wheat or rice.
FOOD CROPS, noun. Plural of food crop
FOOD DESERT, noun. Somewhere where food, especially healthy food, is difficult to obtain.
FOOD DRIVE, noun. A charity event dedicated to collecting food for the poor, especially to assist their ability to hold a feast on a holiday such as Christmas or Thanksgiving
FOOD DRIVES, noun. Plural of food drive
FOOD FIGHT, noun. A typically spontaneous and disorderly outbreak in which food is thrown for amusement, especially across a cafeteria room, as a form of chaotic collective behavior.
FOOD FIGHTS, noun. Plural of food fight
FOOD FISH, noun. Alternative form of foodfish
FOOD FISHES, noun. Plural of food fish
FOOD FOR THE WORMS, noun. Alternative form of worm food
FOOD FOR THOUGHT, noun. (idiomatic) Information or knowledge that is worthy of contemplation.
FOOD FOR WORMS, noun. Alternative form of worm food
FOOD LITERACY, noun. An understanding of the impact of food choices on health, the environment and community.
FOOD MILES, noun. The environmental impact of the global food trade, or a particular item of food, as measured in miles travelled by food being transported.
FOOD PIPE, noun. (informal) The esophagus/oesophagus.
FOOD PLANT, noun. (chiefly entomology) A plant which is a source of food for a given species.
FOOD POISONING, noun. (pathology) Common term for any food-borne disease, such as salmonella, which causes diarrhea, nausea, fever and abdominal cramps.
FOOD PORN, noun. Alternative form of foodporn
FOOD PRESERVATIVE, noun. Any substance added to a processed food in order to extend its shelf life
FOOD PRESERVATIVES, noun. Plural of food preservative
FOOD PROCESSOR, noun. A small kitchen appliance for chopping or pureeing food.
FOOD PROCESSORS, noun. Plural of food processor
FOOD PYRAMID, noun. A pyramid shaped diagram in layers, where each layer represents a group of animals that feeds on the layer below.
FOOD PYRAMID, noun. (US) Any pyramidal diagram giving advice on how to eat healthily, particularly those widely publicized by the united states government.
FOOD SERVICE, noun. Alternative spelling of foodservice
FOOD STAMP, noun. A stamp or similar paper document (e.g. coupon) issued to be exchanged in shops or storage facilities for food, or (by extension) for other essential provisions, notably in a rationing system or as a non-financial form of welfare benefit
FOOD STAMPS, noun. Plural of food stamp
FOOD STYLIST, noun. A person who arranges food to make it appear attractive for advertisements.
FOOD STYLISTS, noun. Plural of food stylist
FOOD SUPPLEMENT, noun. Additional nutrients or other chemicals substances, augmenting those provided by normal diet.
FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, noun. Plural of food supplement
FOOD VACUOLE, noun. A vacuole in which phagocytized food is digested.
FOOD WASTE DISPOSER, noun. (chiefly US) a machine, built into the waste tube of a domestic sink, that shreds unwanted food and flushes it away
FOOD WEB, noun. (ecology) a diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey

Dictionary definition

FOOD, noun. Any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue.
FOOD, noun. Any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink".
FOOD, noun. Anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking.

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