• Feeding Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) That which is eaten; food.
  2. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feed
  3. (n.) the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening.
  4. (n.) That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land.

Alimentation, Eating,

• Feed Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
  2. (v. t.) To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
  3. (n.) A grazing or pasture ground.
  4. (n.) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
  5. (imp. & p. p.) of Fee
  6. (v. t.) To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
  7. (v. t.) 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.
  8. (v. i.) To take food; to eat.
  9. (v. t.) 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.
  10. (v. t.) 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).
  11. (n.) That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
  12. (n.) 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.
  13. (n.) An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
  14. (v. t.) To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
  15. (n.) The water supplied to steam boilers.
  16. (v. t.) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
  17. (v. i.) To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
  18. (v. t.) 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.
  19. (n.) A meal, or the act of eating.
  20. (v. i.) To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed ones self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
  21. (v. i.) To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.

Eat, Feast, Fertilize, Give, Prey, Provender,