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Definition of Feed

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food; meal; act of providing food; nourishment; fodder, food fed to livestock; material supplied; act of channeling or routing; act of passing (Sports); act of inserting into a machine (especially of putting paper into a printer); act of supplying
provide with food; eat; nourish; be nourished; supply, provide; satisfy, gratify; encourage, support; channel, route; send; pass; move into a machine or opening; incite, inflame
pay to; hire, employ
Feed Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
A power supply to a piece of equipment or installation is termed a "feed". Sound equipment and sensitive computer equipment should have a clean feed - that is, a supply that is free from interference from other equipment.
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Feed Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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\feed\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. fed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. feeding (?).] [as. f&?;dan, fr. f&?;da food; akin to c?. f&?;dian, ofries f&?;da, f&?;da, d. voeden, ohg. fuottan, icel. f?&?;a, sw. f?da, dan. f?de. &?; 75. see food.]
1. to give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of. if thine enemy hunger, feed him. xii. 20. unreasonable reatures feed their young.
2. to satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire. i will feed fat the ancient grudge i bear him. feeding him with the hope of liberty.
3. 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.
4. to nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard. thou shalt feed people israel. v. 2. mightiest powers by deepest calms are feed. cornwall.
5. 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. once in three years feed your mowing lands.
6. 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.
7. (mach.) (a) to supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press. (b) 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).
\feed\, v. i. 1. to take food; to eat. her kid which i afterwards killed because it would not feed.
2. to subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon. leaving thy trunk for crows to feed upon.
3. to be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food. "he feeds upon the cooling shade."
4. to place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze. if a man shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field. xxii. 5.
\feed\ (?), n. 1. that which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
2. a grazing or pasture ground.
3. an allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
4. a meal, or the act of eating. [r.] for such pleasure till that hour at feed or fountain never had i found.
5. the water supplied to steam boilers.
6. (mach.) (a) 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. (b) the supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones. (c) the mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
bag, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule.
cloth, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc.
door, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal.
head. (a) a cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam boiler. (b) (founding) an excess of metal above a mold, which serves to render the casting more compact by its pressure; -- also called a riser, deadhead, or simply feed or head
heater. (a) (steam engine) a vessel in which the feed water for the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam. (b) a boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
motion, or
gear (mach.), the train of mechanism that gives mo
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
beathaigh, cothaigh
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Abwydo = v. to bait, to feed
Bwydo = v. to feed, to give food
Pesgi = v. to feed, to fatten; to grow fat
Shakespeare Words
Australian Slang
food, beer and sex
meagre or insignificant sum of money
small crab (Moreton Bay Bug)
disorderly group of people all getting and eating food, as at a function
disorderly rabble
(racist) (of food) absolutely disgusting
WordNet 2.0

1. food for domestic livestock
(synonym) provender
(hypernym) food, nutrient
(hyponym) blood meal

1. provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
(hypernym) provide, supply, ply, cater
(derivation) feeding, alimentation
2. give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
(synonym) give
(antonym) starve, famish
(hypernym) provide, supply, ply, cater
(hyponym) dine
(cause) eat
(derivation) self-feeder, feeder
3. feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(derivation) feeder, tributary, affluent
4. introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor"
(synonym) feed in
(hypernym) insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce
(derivation) self-feeder, feeder
5. support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
(hypernym) promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
6. take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
(synonym) eat
(hypernym) consume, ingest, take in, take, have
(hyponym) forage
(verb-group) eat
(derivation) provender
7. serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
(hypernym) provide, supply, ply, cater
(derivation) provender
8. move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
(synonym) run, flow, course
(hypernym) move
(hyponym) flush
9. profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity"
(synonym) prey
(hypernym) exploit, work
10. gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
(synonym) feast
(hypernym) regale, treat
11. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
(synonym) fertilize, fertilise
(hypernym) enrich
(hyponym) nitrify
(classification) farming, agriculture, husbandry

1. a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
(hypernym) fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs
(hyponym) anchorage
2. an interest in land capable of being inherited
(hypernym) interest, stake
(hyponym) fee simple

1. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward"
(synonym) tip, bung
(hypernym) give, gift, present
Feed Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
the solution fed into a separation or purification process; that is, the mixture that must be divided into its separate ingredients.
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Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. To supply a signal to the input of a system, subsystem, equipment, or component, such as a transmission line or antenna. 2. A coupling device between an antenna and its transmission line. (188 ) Note: A feed may consist of a distribution network or a primary radiator. 3. A transmission facility between (a) the point of origin of a signal, such as is generated in a radio or television studio, and (b) the head-end of a distribution facility, such as a broadcasting station in a network. 4. Pertaining to the function of inserting one thing into another, such as in a feed horn, paper feed, card feed, and line feed. (188 )
Fishery Glossary
Any non-injurious edible material having nutrient value. May be harvest forage, range or artificial pasture forage, grain, or other processed feed for livestock or game animals. In aquaculture, residues from agriculture and food producing industries as well as fishmeal are important sources of feeds (modified fromChoudhury and Jensen, 1997).
Feed Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
FEED may refer to:
  • FEED Projects, an international hunger-fighting charity
  • Foundation for European Economic Development, a charity formed in November 1990 under the auspices of European Association for Evolutionary and Political Economy
  • Front-End Engineering Design , a process for conceptual development of processing industry projects

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Feed or The Feed may refer to:

Animal foodstuffs
  • Animal feed, food given to domestic animals in the course of animal husbandry
    • Fodder, foodstuffs manufactured for animal consumption
    • Forage, foodstuffs that animals gather themselves, such as by grazing
  • Compound feed, foodstuffs that are blended from various raw materials and additives

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The feed URI scheme was a suggested uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme designed to facilitate subscription to web feeds; specifically, it was intended that a news aggregator be launched whenever a hyperlink to a feed URI was clicked in a web browser. The scheme was intended to flag a document in a syndication format such as Atom or RSS. The document would be typically served over HTTP.

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Feed Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
The act of sending a signal to some device, channel input or bus. A feed can also be an output signal send to a device, bus or input.
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English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
v. je' - feed someone else
Feed Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The closed right hand goes through the natural motion of placing food in the mouth. This movement is repeated.