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feed

 (fēd)
v. fed (fĕd), feed·ing, feeds
v.tr.
1.
a. To give food to; supply with nourishment: feed the children.
b. To provide as food or nourishment: fed fish to the cat.
2.
a. To serve as food for: The turkey is large enough to feed a dozen.
b. To produce food for: The valley feeds an entire county.
3.
a. To provide for consumption, utilization, or operation: feed logs to a fire; feed data into a computer.
b. To supply with something essential for growth, maintenance, or operation: Melting snow feeds the reservoirs.
c. To transmit (media content) by means of a communications network or satellite, as for processing or distribution.
4.
a. To minister to; gratify: fed their appetite for the morbid.
b. To support or promote; encourage: His unexplained absences fed our suspicions.
5. To supply as a cue: feed lines to an actor.
6. Sports To pass a ball or puck to (a teammate), especially to set up a scoring chance.
v.intr.
1. To eat. Used of animals: pigs feeding at a trough.
2. To be nourished or supported: an ego that feeds on flattery.
3.
a. To move steadily, as into a machine for processing.
b. To be channeled; flow: This road feeds into the freeway.
n.
1.
a. Food for animals, especially livestock.
b. The amount of such food given at one time.
2. Informal A meal, especially a large one: We had a great feed at the restaurant.
3. The act of providing food, especially to an animal: food given at one feed.
4.
a. Material or an amount of material supplied, as to a machine or furnace.
b. The act of supplying such material.
5.
a. An apparatus that supplies material to a machine.
b. The aperture through which such material enters a machine.
6.
a. The transmission or conveyance of published content, as by satellite, on the Internet, or by broadcast over a network of stations.
b. A signal or program made by means of such transmission: The satellite feed was garbled due to sunspot activity.
7. Sports A pass of a ball or puck, especially to set up a scoring chance.
Idiom:
be off (one's) feed
To have lost one's appetite: The dog is off its feed this week.

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

feeding

(ˈfiːdɪŋ)
n
the act of giving food to a person or an animal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feeding - the act of consuming foodfeeding - the act of consuming food    
chewing, mastication, chew, manduction - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
mycophagy - the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
chomp, bite - the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
browsing, browse - the act of feeding by continual nibbling
coprophagia, coprophagy - eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
dining - the act of eating dinner
engorgement - eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
banqueting, feasting - eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
grazing, graze - the act of grazing
lunching - the act of eating lunch
repletion, surfeit - eating until excessively full
supping - ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
degustation, relishing, savoring, savouring, tasting - taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality; "cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most"
necrophagia, necrophagy - feeding on corpses or carrion
omophagia - the eating of raw food
scatophagy - the eating of excrement or other filth
2.feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishmentfeeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
lactation, suckling - feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
supplying, provision, supply - the activity of supplying or providing something
infant feeding - feeding an infant
forced feeding, gavage - feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
intravenous feeding, IV - administration of nutrients through a vein
overfeeding - excessive feeding
spoonfeeding - feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
hyperalimentation, total parenteral nutrition, TPN - administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava; used in cases of long-term coma or severe burns or severe gastrointestinal syndromes
Translations

feeding

[ˈfiːdɪŋ]
A. N (= act) → alimentación f; (= meals) → comida f
B. CPD feeding bottle N (esp Brit) → biberón m
feeding frenzy N the birds engage in a feeding frenzylos pájaros inician un frenético festín
she was caught in a media feeding frenzyse vio convertida en el centro de una atención febril por parte de los medios de comunicación
feeding ground N (lit) → fuente f de alimentación (fig) → mina f de oro
the factory will soon be a feeding ground for lawyersla fábrica será pronto una mina de oro para los abogados
feeding time N (at zoo) → hora f de comer; (baby's) (= time for breast feed) → hora f del pecho; (= time for bottle feed) → hora f del biberón

feeding

[ˈfiːdɪŋ] n [person, animal] → alimentation ffeeding bottle n (British)biberon mfeeding frenzy n
The press was in a feeding frenzy → La presse s'est déchaînée.feeding time n [breast-fed baby] → heure f de la tétée; [bottle-fed baby] → heure f du biberon; [animals] (in zoo)heure f de nourrir les animaux

feeding

:
feeding bottle
nFlasche f
feeding cup
nSchnabeltasse f
feeding frenzy
n
(lit)Futterstreit m
(fig) the press was in a feedingdie Presse riss sich um die Story
feeding ground
nFutterplatz m
feeding time
n (for animal) → Fütterungszeit f; (for baby) → Zeit ffür die Mahlzeit; the baby’s feeding was still an hour awaydie nächste Mahlzeit des Säuglings war erst in einer Stunde fällig

feeding

[ˈfiːdɪŋ] nalimentazione f

feed·ing

n. alimentación;
breast- ___lactancia materna;
enteral ______ enteral;
___ timehorario de ___;
forced ______ forzada;
intravenous ______ intravenosa;
rectal ______ por el recto;
tube ______ por sonda.

feeding

n alimentación f; tube — alimentación por sonda
References in classic literature ?
It was all heavenly, but I was glad to see the Irish coast, and found it very lovely, so green and sunny, with brown cabins here and there, ruins on some of the hills, and gentlemen's countryseats in the valleys, with deer feeding in the parks.
Next rose before her in memory's picture-gallery, the intricate and narrow thoroughfares, the tall, grey houses, the huge cathedrals, and the public edifices, ancient in date and quaint in architecture, of a continental city; where new life had awaited her, still in connexion with the mis-shapen scholar: a new life, but feeding itself on time-worn materials, like a tuft of green moss on a crumbling wall.
Thus feeding his mind with many sweet thoughts and "sugared suppositions," he journeyed along the sides of a range of hills which look out upon some of the goodliest scenes of the mighty Hudson.
Whatever he had been driven from school for, it was not for ugly feeding.
There was a fishy flavor to the milk, too, which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.
The edges of these bones are fringed with hairy fibres, through which the Right Whale strains the water, and in whose intricacies he retains the small fish, when open-mouthed he goes through the seas of brit in feeding time.
I and the other colts were feeding at the lower part of the field when we heard, quite in the distance, what sounded like the cry of dogs.
Undoubtedly this did keep down the vermin, but it seemed probable, in view of all the circumstances, that the old lady regarded it rather as feeding the chickens than as cleaning the rooms.
Well, the other day I was just feeding him with a few old scraps I picked up by the kitchen door, and Mas'r came along, and said I was feeding him up at his expense, and that he couldn't afford to have every nigger keeping his dog, and ordered me to tie a stone to his neck and throw him in the pond.
Then the battalion of waiters broke away from their posts, and darted, rushed, flew, fetched and carried, and the mighty feeding began; no words anywhere, but absorbing attention to business.
The woods was full of teams and wagons, hitched everywheres, feeding out of the wagon-troughs and stomping to keep off the flies.
Mother says aunt Mirandy won't want to buy things like those when she's feeding and clothing me and paying for my school books.