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fod·der

 (fŏd′ər)
n.
1. Feed for livestock, especially coarsely chopped hay or straw.
2. Raw material, as for artistic creation.
3. A consumable, often inferior item or resource that is in demand and usually abundant supply: romantic novels intended as fodder for the pulp fiction market.
tr.v. fod·dered, fod·der·ing, fod·ders
To feed with fodder.

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

fodder

(ˈfɒdə)
n
1. (Agriculture) bulk feed for livestock, esp hay, straw, etc
2. raw experience or material: fodder for the imagination.
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to supply (livestock) with fodder
[Old English fōdor; related to Old Norse fōthr, Old High German fuotar; see food, forage]

fod•der

(ˈfɒd ər)

n.
1. coarse food for livestock.
2. people considered as readily available and of little value: cannon fodder.
3. raw material.
v.t.
4. to feed with or as if with fodder.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fodder]
syn: See feed.

fodder


Past participle: foddered
Gerund: foddering

Imperative
fodder
fodder
Present
I fodder
you fodder
he/she/it fodders
we fodder
you fodder
they fodder
Preterite
I foddered
you foddered
he/she/it foddered
we foddered
you foddered
they foddered
Present Continuous
I am foddering
you are foddering
he/she/it is foddering
we are foddering
you are foddering
they are foddering
Present Perfect
I have foddered
you have foddered
he/she/it has foddered
we have foddered
you have foddered
they have foddered
Past Continuous
I was foddering
you were foddering
he/she/it was foddering
we were foddering
you were foddering
they were foddering
Past Perfect
I had foddered
you had foddered
he/she/it had foddered
we had foddered
you had foddered
they had foddered
Future
I will fodder
you will fodder
he/she/it will fodder
we will fodder
you will fodder
they will fodder
Future Perfect
I will have foddered
you will have foddered
he/she/it will have foddered
we will have foddered
you will have foddered
they will have foddered
Future Continuous
I will be foddering
you will be foddering
he/she/it will be foddering
we will be foddering
you will be foddering
they will be foddering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foddering
you have been foddering
he/she/it has been foddering
we have been foddering
you have been foddering
they have been foddering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foddering
you will have been foddering
he/she/it will have been foddering
we will have been foddering
you will have been foddering
they will have been foddering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foddering
you had been foddering
he/she/it had been foddering
we had been foddering
you had been foddering
they had been foddering
Conditional
I would fodder
you would fodder
he/she/it would fodder
we would fodder
you would fodder
they would fodder
Past Conditional
I would have foddered
you would have foddered
he/she/it would have foddered
we would have foddered
you would have foddered
they would have foddered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fodder - soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
2.fodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal cropfodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
eatage, forage, pasturage, pasture, grass - bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
alfalfa - leguminous plant grown for hay or forage
horse bean, broad bean - a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
hay - grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
stover - the dried stalks and leaves of a field crop (especially corn) used as animal fodder after the grain has been harvested
Verb1.fodder - give fodder (to domesticated animals)
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

fodder

noun feed, food, rations, tack (informal), foodstuff, kai (N.Z. informal), forage, victuals, provender, vittles (obsolete or dialect) fodder for horses
Translations
عَلَف ، كَلأ
krmivo
foder
sööt
rehu
skepnufóîur
cibus
lopbarība
foder
hayvan yemi

fodder

[ˈfɒdəʳ]
A. Npienso m, forraje m
see also cannon C
B. CPD fodder grain Ncereales mpl forrajeros

fodder

[ˈfɒdər] n (= animal food) → fourrage m

fodder

n (lit, fig)Futter nt

fodder

[ˈfɒdəʳ] nforaggio

fodder

(ˈfodə) noun
food for farm animals.
References in classic literature ?
Then the elephants were chained by their hind legs to their big stumps of pickets, and extra ropes were fitted to the new elephants, and the fodder was piled before them, and the hill drivers went back to Petersen Sahib through the afternoon light, telling the plains drivers to be extra careful that night, and laughing when the plains drivers asked the reason.
But the sweetmeat seller in the camp lent him a little tom-tom--a drum beaten with the flat of the hand--and he sat down, cross-legged, before Kala Nag as the stars began to come out, the tom-tom in his lap, and he thumped and he thumped and he thumped, and the more he thought of the great honor that had been done to him, the more he thumped, all alone among the elephant fodder.
He made all-- Thorn for the camel, fodder for the kine, And mother's heart for sleepy head, O little son of mine!
How many times had Levin seen this splendid fodder wasted, and tried to get it saved; but always it had turned out to be impossible.
For some reason the cost of fodder for cattle in the yards was much above the market price-- and you were not allowed to bring your own fodder
His sod corn will be good for fodder this winter,' said grandfather encouragingly.
Here encamping for the night, in the midst of abundance of sage, or wormwood, which afforded fodder for their horses, they kindled a huge fire for the benefit of their damp comrade, and then proceeded to prepare a sumptuous supper of buffalo humps and ribs, and other choice bits, which they had brought with them.
Their miserable horse fared no better than themselves, having for the first day or two no other fodder than the ends of willow twigs, and the bark of the cotton-wood tree.
But as it turns out, just at that moment a third enemy rises before us- namely the Orthodox Russian soldiers, loudly demanding bread, meat, biscuits, fodder, and whatnot
A man without his meat or a horse without his fodder is like a wet bow-string, fit for little.
Bring in fodder and litter so as to have enough for your oxen and mules.
On reaching the crest of a swell that was a little higher than the usual elevations, he lingered a minute, and cast a half curious eye, on either hand, in quest of those well known signs, which might indicate a place, where the three grand requisites of water, fuel and fodder were to be obtained in conjunction.