Definitions

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

  • adj. Adequately or properly nourished.
  • adj. Overfed; fat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. properly or adequately fed or nourished

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Showing the result of good feeding; in good condition; fat; plump.

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

  • adj. properly nourished

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Examples

  • The consensus, at least among this well-fed throng: they loved it!

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  • They rarely starve, however, since well-fed vampire bats disgorge a little precious blood to nourish their hungry peers.

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  • They were met inside the palace by a servant of the king, a well-fed man in a green robe.

    End of Time

  • Also impressive are the portraits of well-fed burghers, such as the 1643 half-length figure of Paulus Verschuur, confident in his stylish hat, crisp collar and voluminous suit; a bare hand, gloves, sheer cuffs, a silken sash, curling hair and alert features are teased into existence with assured, staccato brushstrokes.

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  • We hope that being well-rested, well-fed, and well-intentioned will buy us more care-free time of good health until our ultimate hour.

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  • They're very good escape artists — particularly if not well-fed.

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  • And it's one thing for rich, well-fed Europe to say, as Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe puts it, "I don't want to produce GMO crops because frankly speaking I don't want to produce so much food."

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  • On a foreign trip last spring, he told his audience: There are some well-fed foreigners who have nothing better to do than point fingers at our affairs.

    Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping appointed to key military post

  • "That woman over there is not well-fed and can't feed her baby properly."

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  • What if we just resigned ourselves to the fact that we were not meant to be free, and what we really need is a ruler who already has everything and a small enough or well-fed enough ego to do the right thing by us?

    benevolence

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