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feed·er

 (fē′dər)
n.
1. One that supplies food: a bird feeder on a window ledge.
2.
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.
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feeder

(ˈfiːdə)
n
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.
7. (Electronics)
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

feed•er

(ˈfi dər)

n.
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.
6.
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.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feeder - an animal being fattened or suitable for fatteningfeeder - an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
2.feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishmentfeeder - 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"
mycophage, mycophagist - a person or animal who eats fungi (especially mushrooms)
nosher, snacker - someone who eats lightly or eats snacks between meals
omnivore - a person who eats all kinds of foods
picknicker, picnicker - a person who is picnicking
gorger, scoffer - someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
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 streamfeeder - 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 birdsfeeder - 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"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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Translations
Einzugsschacht
sivujokisivuraidesyötinsyöttäjäsyöttöjohto
câble coaxialligne d’alimentation

feeder

[ˈfiːdəʳ]
A. N
1. (Mech) → alimentador m, tubo m de alimentación
2. (Aut, Rail) → ramal m
3. (Geog) → afluente m
4. (Brit) (= bib) → babero m
5. (= device) (for birds etc) → comedero m
B. CPD feeder (primary) school N (Brit) escuela primaria que envía alumnos a un determinado colegio de enseñanza secundaria
feeder service N (US) → servicio m secundario (de transportes)
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

feeder

[ˈfiːdər]
n
(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
modif
[team, club, league] → jouant le rôle de réservoir
[airport, flight] → secondaire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

feeder

n
(= bottle)Flasche f; (for birds) → Futterhalter m; (= net)Futternetz nt; automatic feederFutterautomat m
(= eater)Esser(in) m(f); the cow is a good feederdie Kuh frisst gut; peonies are quite heavy feeders (= need water/plant food)Pfingstrosen brauchen viel Wasser/Dünger
(= device supplying machine)Zubringer m
(= contributory source) (= river)Zu(bringer)fluss m; (= road)Zubringer (→ straße f) m; (= air, bus, rail service)Zubringerlinie f; (Elec) → Speiseleitung f, → Feeder m
attrZubringer-; feeder roadZubringerstraße f; feeder pipeZuleitungsrohr nt; feeder line (Rail, Aviat) → Zubringerlinie f, → Zubringerstrecke f; feeder serviceZubringerdienst m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

feeder

[ˈfiːdəʳ] n
a. (baby, animal) → mangiatore/trice
a heavy feeder → un/a mangione/a
b. (road, rail) → secondario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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