Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of taking or giving food; the act of eating or of giving to eat.
  • noun That which is eaten.
  • noun That which furnishes food, especially for animals; pasture-land.
  • noun In printing (press-work), the placing of separate sheets of paper in position, so that they can be printed or ruled by a printing- or a ruling-machine. Also called, in England, laying-on.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening.
  • noun That which is eaten; food.
  • noun That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land.
  • noun See under Bottle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of feed.
  • noun The activity of feeding an animal.
  • noun An instance of feeding of an animal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of consuming food
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment

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Examples

  • IV. iv.169 (339,2) [a worthy feeding] I conceive _feeding_ to be a

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  • Interestingly, the term feeding frenzy is based on accounts of groups of sharks making passes at their victims and becoming so passionate that sometimes they mistakenly take a bite out of each other.

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  • BRODSKY: Well, it ` s like feeding -- what we call feeding the beast, to some extent.

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  • BRODSKY: Well, it ` s like feeding -- what we call feeding the beast, to some extent.

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  • Jonny said: For me personally, it has been important that this has always been an aspiration of ours and although it has its basis in sport and we carry that in the functional side of the clothing tailoring, it is not about a short term feeding off the back of anything that has happened to me and my career of rugby.

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  • Officials bewailed what they called the feeding of false information to certain quarters, which are now questioning the NIA project.

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  • Wisconsin Deer Baiting and Wildlife Feeding Regulations [PDF 243KB] pamphlet provides the regulations that are in place for counties where deer baiting and feeding is banned, as well as the regulations that have been developed in the counties where deer baiting and feeding is allowed, but regulated.

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  • An idea that could be revived as third world countries need revenue and cost of feeding is way down, so pay that country a small fee, it beats the Dickens era and the rotting hulk scheme.

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  • Their goal in feeding these people alarming lies was merely to harden opposition to Obama, to rouse up some street theater with the tea baggers, and to bring the yokels out to vote.

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  • Wisconsin Deer Baiting and Wildlife Feeding Regulations [PDF 243KB] pamphlet provides the regulations that are in place for counties where deer baiting and feeding is banned, as well as the regulations that have been developed in the counties where deer baiting and feeding is allowed, but regulated.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

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