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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.
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
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.
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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"|
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
(= 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
a. (baby, animal) → mangiatore/trice
a heavy feeder → un/a mangione/a
a heavy feeder → un/a mangione/a
b. (road, rail) → secondario/a