Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To give food to; supply with nourishment.
  • intransitive verb To provide as food or nourishment.
  • intransitive verb To serve as food for.
  • intransitive verb To produce food for.
  • intransitive verb To provide for consumption, utilization, or operation.
  • intransitive verb To supply with something essential for growth, maintenance, or operation.
  • intransitive verb To transmit (media content) by means of a communications network or satellite, as for processing or distribution.
  • intransitive verb To minister to; gratify.
  • intransitive verb To support or promote; encourage.
  • intransitive verb To supply as a cue.
  • intransitive verb Sports To pass a ball or puck to (a teammate), especially to set up a scoring chance.
  • intransitive verb To eat. Used of animals.
  • intransitive verb To be nourished or supported.
  • intransitive verb To move steadily, as into a machine for processing.
  • intransitive verb To be channeled; flow.
  • noun Food for animals, especially livestock.
  • noun The amount of such food given at one time.
  • noun Informal A meal, especially a large one.
  • noun The act of providing food, especially to an animal.
  • noun Material or an amount of material supplied, as to a machine or furnace.
  • noun The act of supplying such material.
  • noun An apparatus that supplies material to a machine.
  • noun The aperture through which such material enters a machine.
  • noun The transmission or conveyance of published content, as by satellite, on the Internet, or by broadcast over a network of stations.
  • noun A signal or program made by means of such transmission.
  • noun Sports A pass of a ball or puck, especially to set up a scoring chance.
  • idiom (be off (one's) feed) To have lost one's appetite.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In founding, to supply extra metal to (a thick, heavy casting) while it is setting.
  • To give food to; supply with nourishment.
  • To supply; fill the requirements of; furnish material to for consumption, use, or means of operation; provide with whatever is necessary to the development, maintenance, or working of: as, canals are fed by streams and ponds; to feed a fire, a steam-engine, or a threshing-machine; to feed a lathe (by applying to the chisel the object to be turned); vanity is fed by flattery.
  • To graze; cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.
  • To supply for food, consumption, or operation: as, to feed out beets to cattle; to feed water to an engine; to feed work (something to be operated on) to a lathe or other machine.
  • To entertain; amuse.
  • To take food; eat.
  • To subsist; use something for sustenance or support: with on or upon.
  • To grow fat.
  • noun Food, properly for domestic or other animals; that which is eaten by a domestic animal; provender; fodder.
  • noun Pasture-ground: grazing-land.
  • noun A meal, or the act of eating.
  • noun A certain allowance of provender given: as, a feed of corn or oats.
  • noun In mech.:

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

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fe(e) + -(e)d

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan ("to feed"), from Proto-Germanic *fōdijanan (“to feed”), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (“to guard, graze, feed”). Cognate with West Frisian fiede ("to nourish, feed"), Dutch voeden ("to feed"), Danish føde ("to bring forth, feed"), Swedish föda ("to bring forth, feed"), Icelandic fæða ("to feed"), Latin pāscō ("feed, nourish", v). More at food.

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