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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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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feeding

(ˈfiːdɪŋ)
n
the act of giving food to a person or an animal
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

feeding

[ˈfiːdɪŋ] nalimentazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

feed·ing

n. alimentación;
breast- ___lactancia materna;
enteral ______ enteral;
___ timehorario de ___;
forced ______ forzada;
intravenous ______ intravenosa;
rectal ______ por el recto;
tube ______ por sonda.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

feeding

n alimentación f; tube — alimentación por sonda
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, the effects on feeding can be very different in different animal types - in starfish oxytocin-type molecules seem to be important for normal feeding to occur whereas studies on mice have revealed that oxytocin inhibits feeding behaviour.
Problems during feeding, that may culminate in aspiration of food, occur from interplay between the child's feeding behaviour (actual or perceived) and the caregiver's feeding style, namely, responsive, neglectful, indulgent or controlling.
Diurnal feeding behaviour describes and encompasses activities such as time spent eating, ruminating, and idling, and the number of feeding and ruminating sessions ruminants partake on a normal circadian cycle.
Lack of meat availability accounts for the change in species' feeding behaviour and reduced productivity because when the brown bears don't find meat, they feed on lizards, insects, fruits, nuts, and tree stems.
Professor Kemenes said: "Understanding how motivation controls feeding behaviour is of major societal relevance and there are instances when humans facing extreme situations also alter what they are willing to eat.
LAHORE -- The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised a seminar on 'Eating and Feeding Behaviour in Infancy and Early Childhood' at the City Campus.
LAHORE -- The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised a seminar on "Eating and Feeding Behaviour in Infancy and Early Childhood" at the City Campus.
The use of zooplankton as live food increases and improves fish production (Katavic et al., 1989; Atencio-Garcia & Zaniboni, 2006); however, even when some ethological aspects of feeding behaviour are well-documented, the supply of adequate live food could be difficult and expensive (Sarma, Lopez-Romulo, & Nandini, 2003).
Feeding behaviour is closely related to external morphology in fish, such as the position and structure of the mouth, and fin and body shape, and reflects environmental variables such as feeding substrate, water depth, and water flow (Tippets & Moyle 1978, Moyle & Cech 2004, Hildebrand et al.
Diet immersion time: effects on growth, survival and feeding behaviour of juvenile southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii.