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1. One that supplies food: a bird feeder on a window ledge.
a. One that eats in a specified manner. Used of an animal: a filter feeder; a bottom feeder.
b. One that consumes nutrients to a specified degree. Used of a plant: heavy feeders such as rhubarb or tomatoes.
3. One that is fed, especially an animal that is being fattened for market.
4. A worker or device that feeds materials into a machine for further processing.
5. Something that contributes to the operation, maintenance, or supply of something else, especially:
a. A tributary stream.
b. A branch line of a transport system, as of an airline or a railroad.
6. Any of the medium-voltage lines used to distribute electric power from a substation to consumers or to smaller substations.
7. A transmission line between an antenna and a transmitter.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. a person or thing that feeds or is fed
2. a child's feeding bottle or bib
3. (Agriculture) agriculture chiefly US and Canadian a head of livestock being fattened for slaughter
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a person or device that feeds the working material into a system or machine
5. (Physical Geography) a tributary channel, esp one that supplies a reservoir or canal with water
6. (Civil Engineering)
a. a road, service, etc, that links secondary areas to the main traffic network
b. (as modifier): a feeder bus.
a. a transmission line connecting an aerial to a transmitter or receiver
b. a power line for transmitting electrical power from a generating station to a distribution network
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person or thing that supplies food or feeds something.
2. a bin or boxlike device from which farm animals may eat, esp. such a device allowing a number of chickens to feed simultaneously.
3. a person or thing that takes food or nourishment.
4. a person or device that feeds a machine.
5. a tributary stream.
a. a secondary road that feeds traffic to a major road.
b. a branch of a main transportation line, as of an airline or railroad.
7. an electric conductor, or group of conductors, connecting primary equipment in an electric power system.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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|Noun||1.||feeder - an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening|
|2.||feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment|
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
devourer - someone who eats greedily or voraciously
diner - a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
dunker - an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it; "he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in"
glutton, gourmand, gourmandizer, trencherman - a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
gobbler - a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
luncher - someone who is eating lunch
mouth - a person conceived as a consumer of food; "he has four mouths to feed"
omnivore - a person who eats all kinds of foods
vegetarian - eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
|3.||feeder - a branch that flows into the main stream|
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
|4.||feeder - a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material; "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"|
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
|5.||feeder - an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
|6.||feeder - an animal that feeds on a particular source of food; "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
câble coaxialligne d’alimentation
2. (Aut, Rail) → ramal m
3. (Geog) → afluente m
4. (Brit) (= bib) → babero m
5. (= device) (for birds etc) → comedero m
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
(also feeder school) école primaire d'où sont issus les élèves d'un collège donné
(= junior football club) → réservoir m
(also bird feeder) → mangeoire f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= bottle) → Flasche f; (for birds) → Futterhalter m; (= net) → Futternetz nt; automatic feeder → Futterautomat m
(= eater) → Esser(in) m(f); the cow is a good feeder → die Kuh frisst gut; peonies are quite heavy feeders (= need water/plant food) → Pfingstrosen brauchen viel Wasser/Dünger
(= device supplying machine) → Zubringer m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a. (baby, animal) → mangiatore/trice
a heavy feeder → un/a mangione/a
a heavy feeder → un/a mangione/a
b. (road, rail) → secondario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995