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English noun: feed

1. feed (food) food for domestic livestock


Synonymsprovender


Broader (hypernym)food, nutrient


Narrower (hyponym)bird feed, bird food, birdseed, blood meal, cattle cake, corn gluten feed, creep feed, cud, ensilage, feed grain, fish meal, fodder, mash, mast, oil cake, pet food, pet-food, petfood, pigswill, pigwash, rechewed food, silage, slop, slops, swill


English verb: feed

1. feed (consumption) provide as food


SamplesFeed the guests the nuts.


ExamplesThey feed the animals


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply

2. feed (consumption) give food to


SamplesFeed the starving children in India.
Don't give the child this tough meat.


ExamplesThey feed the food to the people, They feed the people the food


Synonymsgive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)aliment, bottlefeed, breakfast, breastfeed, corn, crop, dine, fodder, force-feed, give suck, graze, inject, lactate, lunch, malnourish, nourish, nurse, nutrify, overfeed, pasture, range, regurgitate, scavenge, slop, spoonfeed, suck, suckle, swill, undernourish, wet-nurse


Causeeat


Antonymsfamish, starve

3. feed (consumption) feed into; supply


SamplesHer success feeds her vanity.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

4. feed (change) introduce continuously


SamplesFeed carrots into a food processor.


Synonymsfeed in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

5. feed (social) support or promote


SamplesHis admiration fed her vanity.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, boost, encourage, further, promote

6. feed (consumption) take in food; used of animals only


SamplesThis dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat.
What do whales eat?.


ExamplesThe animals feed


Synonymseat


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in


Narrower (hyponym)browse, crop, forage, graze, pasture, range, raven, suckle


Verb groupeat

7. feed (consumption) serve as food for; be the food for


SamplesThis dish feeds six.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply

8. feed (motion) move along, of liquids


SamplesWater flowed into the cave.
The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi.


Synonymscourse, flow, run


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)circulate, drain, dribble, eddy, filter, flush, gush, gutter, jet, ooze, pour, purl, run down, run off, run out, run out, seep, spill, stream, surge, swirl, tide, trickle, waste, well out, whirl, whirlpool

9. feed (consumption) profit from in an exploitatory manner


SamplesHe feeds on her insecurity.


Synonymsprey


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)exploit, work

10. feed (consumption) gratify


SamplesFeed one's eyes on a gorgeous view.


Synonymsfeast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)regale, treat

11. feed (change) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to


SamplesWe should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants.


ExamplesThey feed the trees


Synonymsfertilise, fertilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enrich


Narrower (hyponym)dung, nitrify, topdress


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry









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