1. any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

Similar word(s): nutrient

Definition categories: general, substance

2. any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

- food and drink

Definition categories: food, solid

3. anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking

Definition categories: thought, content

Sentences with food as a noun:

- The innkeeper brought them food and drink.

- This shop stocks many hundreds of different foods.

- The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought.

- Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.