(noun, verb)


1. food for domestic livestock

Similar word(s): provender

Definition categories: food, nutrient

Sentences with feed as a noun:

- They sell feed, riding helmets, and everything else for horses.

- a satellite feed

- the paper feed of a printer

- They held a crab feed on the beach.

- I've subscribed to the feeds of my favourite blogs, so I can find out when new posts are added without having to visit those sites.


1. provide as food

- Feed the guests the nuts

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply

2. give food to

- Feed the starving children in India

Similar word(s): give

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply

3. feed into; supply

- Her success feeds her vanity

Definition categories: consumption, furnish, provide, render, supply

4. introduce continuously

- feed carrots into a food processor

Definition categories: change, enclose, inclose, insert, introduce

5. support or promote

Definition categories: social, advance, boost, encourage, further, promote

6. take in food; used of animals only

Similar word(s): eat

Definition categories: consumption, consume, have, ingest, take

7. serve as food for; be the food for

- This dish feeds six

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply

8. move along, of liquids

- the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Similar word(s): course, flow, run

Definition categories: motion, move

9. profit from in an exploitatory manner

- He feeds on her insecurity

Similar word(s): prey

Definition categories: consumption, exploit, work

10. gratify

- feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view

Similar word(s): feast

Definition categories: consumption, regale, treat

11. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

Similar word(s): fertilise, fertilize

Definition categories: change, enrich

Sentences with feed as a verb:

- Feed the dog every evening.

- Spiders feed on gnats and flies.

- Feed the fish to the dolphins.

- Feed the paper gently into the document shredder.

- We got interesting results after feeding the computer with the new data.

- Springs feed ponds with water.

- If grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.

- Nasalization feeds raising.