Definitions

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

  • noun Feed for livestock, especially coarsely chopped hay or straw.
  • noun Raw material, as for artistic creation.
  • noun A consumable, often inferior item or resource that is in demand and usually abundant supply.
  • transitive verb To feed with fodder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Food for cattle, horses, and sheep, as hay, straw, and other kinds of vegetables. The word is usually confined to food that grows above ground and is fed in bulk.
  • noun Synonyms See feed, n.
  • To feed with dry food or cut grass, etc.; supply with hay, straw, etc.: as, farmers fodder their cattle twice or thrice in a day.
  • To graze, as cattle.
  • noun A variant of fother.

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

  • noun That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
  • transitive verb To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.; to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.
  • noun obsolete A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 191/2 to 24 cwt.; a fother.

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

  • noun Food for animals.
  • noun A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19 1/2 to 24 cwt (993 to 1222 kg).; a fodder.
  • noun slang, drafting, design Tracing paper.
  • noun figuratively Something which serves as inspiration or encouragement, especially for satire or humour.
  • verb dialect To feed animals (with fodder).

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

  • verb give fodder (to domesticated animals)
  • noun coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
  • noun soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

Etymologies

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English fōdor, from Proto-Germanic *fōdran (compare Dutch voer 'pasture, fodder', German Futter 'feed', Swedish foder), from *fōda 'food', from Proto-Indo-European *pat- 'to feed'. More at food.

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  • What if when Luffy defeats Katakuri and comes out of the mirror, he sees Sanji standing over Oven and the rest of the army that he defeated, lighting his cigarette like a badass. Oven and everyone else there will be pretty much fodder for Sanji, Snack will be his true challenge.

    n. Raw material, as for artistic creation.

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    February 9, 2018